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Caretaker - Full-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-125S
  • Posted:28/11/2022
  • Pay:NJC Scale 4 £25,629 - £26,913
  • Start Date:TBC - subject to safer recruitment checks
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:13th December 2022


We are seeking to appoint a suitably skilled, reliable and trustworthy person to the post of Facilities Caretaker at our school sites.

You will be responsible for the security, caretaking and general maintenance needs of our sites to ensure the school is a safe and secure environment for pupils, staff and visitors. Duties will include ensuring health and safety standards are adhered to, general maintenance of the buildings and grounds, involving liaising with contractors, general security and some cleaning. You would also be responsible for ensuring that our minibuses are roadworthy taking them for MOTS when needed and that they are always clean.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills.  Previous experience of working in a school environment would be beneficial, along with relevant technical knowledge, and an understanding of Health and Safety issues.

The successful candidate is likely to have had previous experience of premises and general maintenance, should be physically fit, enjoy working as part of a team in a school setting and be confident in communicating face to face, by telephone and by e mail. The successful candidate must be reliable with excellent time keeping.

Health & Safety and general caretaking courses will be provided for the successful applicant.

NJC Scale 4 - £25,629 - £26,913

36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Required as soon as possible

Our school is committed to Keeping Children Safe in Education. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory receipt of an enhanced DBS check and references.

Information about the school

Background to Alternative Learning Trust

The Alternative Learning Trust became a multi-academy trust (MAT company number 11788031) in June 2019. There are now three schools within the Trust, The Limes College, North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) and Will Adams Academy. The Department for Education would like Alternative Learning Trust to consider other alternative providers.

The Trust has been established to work with Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and alternative providers who support vulnerable students to access and engage with education. Many of our students have special educational needs and have been excluded from mainstream education.

As a Trust we have the following core set of values for our staff and the families we support:

  • the need for people to flourish in all areas of their lives;

  • we are stronger through a sense of community;

  • social justice is vital.

Background to North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS)

NWKAPS is located in Gravesend, Kent and has been on a considerable and fast-paced journey since the last Ofsted inspection, making exciting and positive strides forward. We have an amazing team who are focused on providing the best outcomes for our students, promoting positive behaviour for learning and creating a high quality teaching environment.

Ofsted say that, ‘For many pupils, their time at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) is transformational.’ We strongly believe in this moral purpose and seek to continue to grow the exceptional team working to achieve this. With the right facilities and a well renowned SEND department, now is the time to come and work with us.

Once employed you will be given excellent support and training as we want to upskill the right candidate to ensure we have an excellent support team for our young people.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Suzanne Knott
  • Address:North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, The Westcourt Centre, Richmond Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4DJ
  • Telephone: 01474 332897
  • Email: sknott@nwkaps.kent.sch.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.