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School Caretaker - Part-time

Charing CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3343-89S
  • Posted:05/12/2022
  • Pay:£19,852.00 - £20,643.00 pro rata
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:14/12/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Friday 16th December 2022


We are looking to recruit a School Caretaker for 20 hours per week, all year round, to ensure the facilities on site are robust, secure and sustainable and to implement routines and schedules to ensure all H & S Legislation is met.

 Duties will include:

  • Planning preventative maintenance, ad-hoc repairs and minor works to grounds and buildings.
  • Maintaining the security of the buildings and grounds, including patrols and inspections of the site and perimeter.
  • Liaising with contractors and ensuring ‘best value’.
  • Moving furniture and supplies as requested and occasionally working at height.
  • Maintaining and operating the security systems, fire alarms and extinguishers, water hygiene testing, boilers, keeping statutory testing and paperwork up to date and in order.
  • Working with other members of the premises team to clean and keep a good standard of cleanliness throughout the site.
  • Clearing snow and gritting the site when necessary.
  • Maintaining all tools and equipment and ensuring all items are correctly stored and labelled according the Health and Safety legislation.
  • Opening the school site. Occasionally this may be over a weekend or later in the evening when there are private lettings or school events.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details.

All applications to be made via Kent-Teach.

Information about the school

Charing CE Primary School is a happy, secure, Christian environment situated in the beautiful village of Charing on the A20 between Maidstone and Ashford. The school has approximately 110 pupils ranging in ages from 4-11 years. The school has strong links with the church and the community of Charing, with excellent pastoral care, and is committed to raising standards ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential. It was graded a good SIAMS in November 2017 and a Good Ofsted in March 2017. We are a member of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk).

Charing CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Thomas Bird (Headteacher)
  • Address:School Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent, TN27 0JN
  • Telephone: (01233) 712277
  • Email: office@charing.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.