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Caretaker Facilities - Full-time

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3749-213S
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 (£20,957-£22,150) for a 40 hour week
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:28/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Governing Body of St Thomas' Catholic Primary School (Voluntary Aided) are looking to recruit a new Caretaker for our 'Outstanding' school (Ofsted, Jan 2016 and S48 RE Inspection, Mar 2017).

St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School are looking to appoint somebody who can help to look after our school building and site. The successful candidate will be someone who takes extreme pride in helping to keep the school, both inside and out, in immaculate condition.

The Caretaker will play a crucial role within the school as it embarks upon an exciting journey to redevelop the school site in a number of ways.

This key role has many aspects but will include the following:

  • Site security and safety
  • Out of hours key holder
  • Locking and unlocking
  • General repairs and maintenance
  • Health and Safety
  • Cleaning
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Operate the school's online maintenance system
  • Driving the school mini bus

In return, we can offer:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn and display outstanding behaviour as recognised by Ofsted and Section 48
  • Hard working staff who are committed to the wellbeing of the pupils entrusted in our care
  • A supportive and highly effective Governing Body
  • Opportunities for career/professional development.

The hours of work are 7.30 am until 11.30 am and 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm.

St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School is a school family that is friendly and culturally diverse with strong links to our parish, St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church.

At St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, we see it as our role to develop and nurture the 'whole child', whilst recognising their unique qualities that each individual brings to our community.

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children and this position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, reference checks and a pre-employment health check.


Information about the school

St Thomas' Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary-Aided school (we are not part of a multi-academy trust).

We are a dedicated and committed team of staff who enjoy close links with our parents and the church. We often refer to ourselves as a 'school family', committed to academic quality, personal and spiritual development and high standards of behaviour and respect in a caring environment.

We are a one-form entry school and currently have a roll of 210 pupils, organised into 7 year groups, Foundation Stage through to Year 6.

Please visit our website to learn more about our school family.

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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 Education.