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Assistant Caretaker - Full-time

Barming Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2080-157S
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:Pro rated salary: £21,512.14
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:WB 17th April 2023


Full Time Assistant Caretaker – 40 hours per week.


If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, this maybe the job for you:


  • Are you a practical person with good DIY skills?
  • Are you looking for full time work (working a split shift)?
  • Are you getting under someone’s feet at home?
  • Do you like working as part of a fun committed team?
  • Are you looking for some additional money for treats/holidays?


If so Barming Primary School would like to meet you!


The job is working for the Orchard Academy Trust as a full time Assistant Caretaker.   You will be based at Barming Primary School, but will need to be prepared to work across the Trust’s schools including Allington Primary School and Belmont Pre-School, under the direction of the Site Manager, Mr Paul Moon.   


Our ideal caretaker would be someone who has competent DIY skills (decorating, carpentry, basic plumbing/electrical, minor repairs, furniture moving and grounds work etc.), is proactive (able to work on their own initiative, when the site manager is not on the site) and enjoys working as part of a team within a large school site.   Please see attached job description.


This role is a full time position including 38 weeks term time, 5 inset days and 3 weeks of the school holidays.   There may be the opportunity for overtime if the school has larger projects planned, but this is not guaranteed.  The weekly hours are 40 per week (Monday to Friday).   The hours are worked over a split shift: 07:00 to 11:00 & 14:00 to 18:00 (8 hours per day).   We would require our new caretaker to help us to keep our school sites safe and secure, working flexibly in the event of extreme weathers.   There will be an expectation for the occasional weekend opening, in relation to lettings and call outs if the alarm was to sound.   These are paid in addition to the 40 hours per week, but are not guaranteed monthly income.   Pro rated salary for this position is £21,512.14.   


Orchard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.   This post is subject to good references and an enhanced DBS check.   References will be sought at the short listing stage.   The School reserves the right to interview and appoint a candidate before the closing date.

A visit to Barming Primary School is a must.   Please contact Mr Paul Moon, our Trust Site Manager, 01622 726472, who will arrange a mutually convenient time for you to visit.

Orchard Academy Trust comprises of Allington Primary School, Barming Primary School and Belmont Pre-School. Across the Trust, our enthusiastic and dedicated team of strong staff work together to provide exciting learning experiences for the children both inside and outside the classroom.

Information about the school

Barming Pre-School and Primary School is a member of the Orchard Academy Trust family of schools and is made up of Allington Primary School and Barming Pre-School and Primary School. We cater for 2 - 11 year olds. It is a well-equipped two-form entry primary school serving the village of Barming (and surrounding areas) on the edge of Maidstone. We have approximately 466 children in purpose built accommodation, including shared resource and work areas, corridor libraries and a computer suite. Our school has a large site which provides admirably for our social and academic work. We strive for a provision committed to enabling every child to become the very best they can be, encouraging high expectations and working hard to achieve the very best for everyone in our school.

Barming Pre-School and Primary School is committed to developing staff in order to ensure that teaching and learning in the school is of the highest standard. We endeavour to provide a high quality provision within an inclusive environment and ever changing financial position.

Well-being is high up on our priorities, ensuring that this is cascaded throughout our school for children, staff and wider community. This helps to provide an environment that is continuously looking at work/life balance - work hard / play hard!

Barming Pre-School and Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, check against the ISA barred list for children, online checks and it is subject to references. References will be sought before interview, unless otherwise stated on your application form with a valid reason.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Chris Laker
  • Address:Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY
  • Telephone: (01622) 726472
  • Email: hr@barming.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 729844


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.