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School Caretaker - Part-time

Laddingford CEP School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-3091-105S
  • Posted:22/05/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:07/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:15th June 2023


Our caretaker is a cruical member of our team, often working alone but hugely valued by the staff and wider community. The successful candidate will be physically fit, communicate well, and work both independently, often identifying their own priorities, and as part of the team.

The position is for 10 hours per week, term time only. The caretaker is required on site from 7am until 8.30 each morning, which equates to 7.5 hours per week. The remaining 2 and a half hours can be taken flexibly, to suit both the caretaker and at times the needs of the school - for example you may be asked to come back to lock up after an event, or to unlock and lock up for a contractor in the holiday. Each morning, the duty of the caretaker is to unlock the building and undertake routine checks, including health and safety checks such as water tests and fire alarm checks. Beyond this the bulk of the role, both in the mornings and the additional flexible hours, is site maintenance including odd jobs around school, gardening and mowing the lawns. 

This job would suit someone who can turn their hand to a range of DIY indoors and outdoors and is willing to undertake all relevant health and safety training. The successful candidate will be commited to maintaining our building and grounds to the highest standard offering our children the best possible learning environment. 

If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a visit to the school please don't hesitate to contact the office.

Information about the school

Laddingford is a small rural Primary School in easy reach of Barming, Maidstone, Marden, Paddock Wood and Tonbridge.

Welcoming everyone, building foundations, leaving no-one behind

Laddingford St Mary’s is a happy and vibrant school where children and staff are excited about learning. Our aim is for children to leave Laddingford not only with knowledge but also with the skills and disposition needed to be a successful lifelong learner; throughout all lessons we focus on skills such as inquisitiveness, independence and a positive mind-set. As a result our children are excited about their learning, hardworking, focused and confident.

We strive unashamedly for academic excellence for all children in our care, whilst also nurturing and celebrating the wide range of other talents that make them special and unique. I am lucky to lead a fantastic staff team, who are dedicated to their roles and passionate not only about our children’s education but also their holistic development. Our communities happiness and well-being are our number one priority. Our calm and nurturing atmosphere is underpinned by our core Christian values, as a Church of England Primary School we strive to provide children with a sound moral compass which will support them throughout their education and beyond.

At maximum capacity our school is able to educate just 91 children. This means that we truly are one family, we go on whole school trips together and at playtime and lunchtime children socialise happily together across year groups. We currently have 80 children on roll and the class structure is flexible depending on the size of each year group.

Laddingford St Mary’s is a very special place, our school has a warmth and positive buzz that is best experienced firsthand. If you are interested in what we have to offer and think this could be the right school for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and to this end all staff are subject to DBS checks.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622 871270)


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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.