Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Caretaker - Full-time

Ripplevale Lower School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-60476047-5S
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:NJC 5-8
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


  • Posted: 21 March 2023
  • Pay: NJC 5-8 (£11.18 - £11.81)
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Application Closing Date: 31 March at 12 pm
  • Interviews: To be confirmed

    Job Description

    At Ripplevale School, we are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, self-motivated Caretaker who will work as part of a team to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for our pupils, staff and visitors at our Lower School in Broadstairs. The post is full time working Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, plus 70 inset hours which presently includes Tuesday early evening twilight sessions.

    As a Caretaker you will ensure our school site is maintained to the highest standard both indoors and out. The role will involve general cleaning and maintenance, undertaking general repairs (within capability). These will include some decorating, basic plumbing, drain clearance and basic carpentry.

    We encourage visits to our schools, and would love for you to come and meet our wonderful children and staff and see us in action. Should you wish to take up this opportunity, please email Human Resources. To join our highly collaborative and supportive team, please email hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk to request an application pack. Applications are only accepted on a Ripplevale School application form. CVs on their own will be rejected.

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to:

Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and the successful candidate, as per KCSIE will also subjected to have an online search undertaken, this is also considered for all shortlisted candidates.

Ensure you are aware of all Ripplevale School’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.

Ensure you abide by those policies (names and points of contact for all relevant agencies can be found in the policies).

Participate in all Child Protection & Safeguarding training as required by the school.

Immediately report any incidents of a child protection / safeguarding nature.

Be aware that failure by a member of staff to report actual or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a pupil is a disciplinary offence.

Please note: This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for pupils aged from 6 to 18 years old who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale Upper School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, with our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.


Job Contact Information


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.