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Provision Cleaner - Fixed Term

Woodpecker Court, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7916-19S
  • Posted:23/03/2023
  • Pay:£12 per hour
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:23/04/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Woodpecker Court are looking to appoint a reliable, hard-working and enthusiastic Provision Cleaner to join our established and friendly staff team.

If you have previous cleaning experience, preferably within a similar setting, we look forward to hearing from you. It would be an advantage to hold any related qualifications/training in the use and storage of cleaning materials and liquids and use of cleaning equipment.

Salary - £12 per hour

Hours per week – Part time, 8-10 hours per week

Weeks per year - Term time only with occasional ad hoc deep cleans required during provision closures and other designated periods.

Contract type – Fixed term

Reporting to – Site Manager

Main responsibilities

  • To ensure the cleanliness of the designated areas, maintaining high and consistent standards.
  • Performing duties in line with health and safety regulations (COSHH) reporting and issues to the site manager.
  • Operating and using domestic and industrial cleaning equipment and materials following appropriate training
  • Storing of allocated equipment and materials safely and securely

To see the full list of responsibilities and selection criteria please download the job description.


Woodpecker Court are dedicated to ensuring proper safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and all pre-employment Safer Recruitment requirements.

All applications to be completed via the Kent Teach website.

Woodpecker Court reserves the right to withdraw this advert at any time. 

Information about the school

Woodpecker Court is an alternative education provider with specialist post 16 status. We are set in a rural location. We believe that every student is different and treated as an individual and therefore vary our practices to support them holistically. We aim to improve outcomes by providing all of our students with the necessary skills to equip them to sustain their onward destination after leaving us. We have a calm, safe and friendly environment that all of our students together as a community maintain.

We offer our post 16 courses in land based studies, animal care, catering, or occupational studies, alongside functional skills English, Maths and Digital Skills. Many post 16 vulnerable learner programmes fail because the delivery is formal in a classroom. This has not worked for the previous eleven years, so why repeat the process? Block by block, we will enable a young person to tolerate then work with others, show resilience to failure and bad weather. They can have the time and space to express their frustrations in the outdoors. They can fail safely, then learn to succeed. They can develop good peer and staff relationships, and maintain them over time. Then, and only then, do we deliver the formal learning because then students are ready to achieve. Our outdoor experiences are explicitly linked to formal learning objectives. For example, quantities of animal feed are linked to profit margins, having an impact upon Maths.

We provide engagement programmes for learners aged 11-16 by working collaboratively with local schools. Our programmes are run in the great outdoors from our 15 acre site that encompasses woodland, paddocks, classrooms, workshops and at the heart of our community our parachuted fire circles. These engagement programmes offer the chance for schools to prevent exclusion and promote re-engagement by changing the environment completely around the young person. We develop resilience, self-esteem and positivity through introducing routines.

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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.