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Caretaker - Full-time/Part-time

St Alphege CEI School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3129-106S
  • Posted:24/01/2023
  • Pay:KR3/4 £19,293.00/£20,493 FTE
  • Start Date:6.3.2023
  • App Close Date:18/02/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:W/C 20.2.2023


St Alphege CE Infant School and Sunbeams nursery are looking to appoint a new caretaker. We would like someone who is active, versatile, well organised, enthusiastic, reliable and has excellent communication skills. Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure. General plumbing, electrical, carpentry skills and a clean driving licence are essential.

The position is a permanent contract for 37 hours per week, working Monday - Friday, 52 weeks per year. We are open to either one applicant for the full 37 hours or two part time employees working a split shift, and this can be discussed at interview. The hours required are Monday to Friday 7.30am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm (one day 4.30pm). Please indicate on your application your preferred working arrangement.

We require self-motivated candidates who will work as part of a team to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for our pupils, parents and staff.

You will be a key holder and will be required to open and lock the school site at the start and end of each day. The work will involve all aspects of caretaking, facilities management and some cleaning. The position is physical in nature and includes working outside. You should therefore, be comfortable lifting furniture and equipment to statutory limits although the necessary manual handling training will be provided. Part of the role will be to drive the minibus to local venues and full training will be provided.

In addition to the hours stated, you might be required to work some evenings / weekends as agreed, for which overtime payment will be made.

Salary: KR3 - 4, £19,293 - £20,493 FTE depending on previous experience. You will also be entitled to 26 days annual leave to be taken during school holidays.


Information about the school

St Alphege CE Infant School and Sunbeams Nursery is a happy school within a vibrant Whitstable community with strong links to our sister school Herne CE Infant School.

We have a spacious building with excellent resources, an urban forest area, access to the beach and strong links with our local schools. The school is two form entry with an LA Maintained Nursery offering fully flexible provision. The school is strongly committed to working closely with families and the community.

The Senior Leadership Team and Governing body are committed to provide quality CPD for staff enabling excellent teaching, provision and extended services.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 263826


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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.