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Cleaner - Maternity - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-414S
  • Posted:30/05/2023
  • Pay:KR3 approx £8,183 per annum pro rata (£21,293 FTE)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:27th June 2023


Ifield School are looking to recruit a hard working, conscientious cleaner to join our friendly site team to  cover maternity leave on a fixed term contract for 15 hours per week, from June 2023 until June 2024, subject to review.   

The successful candidate will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining areas of our Special School to ensure they are kept in a clean, hygienic and safe condition. You will be employed on Kent Pay Range 3 (approx £11.04 per hour) pro-rata, and will be required to work for three hours per day, Monday to Friday, 6.00am to 9.00am or alternatively 3.00pm to 6.00pm during term-time (39 weeks) plus four weeks during the school holidays. Please note that some flexilibity is required as these timings will differ during the school holidays.

In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day. 

Applicants will be reliable, flexible, trustworthy and expected to have experience of cleaning to a high standard and be confident in the use of relevant cleaning equipment. You will also need to be able to work within set routines and to form effective working relationships with colleagues and other members of staff.

It is essential that you understand and are able to apply health and safety procedures relevant to the job.

The successful candidate will also require good everyday communication skills and written and numeracy skills appropriate to the role.

What we can offer the candidate:

  • Working within a supportive,caring and rewarding environment
  • Career development, with many opportunities for learning and training
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards, KCC Employee Benefit Scheme
  • Enrolment in local government pension scheme
  • Focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing with access to key services including a free counselling support line.
  • Comprehensive CPD programme.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, will also be subject to an online search. Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

For more information about the school please visit  Ifield School - Home. If you have any questions about the role please contact the school on 01474-365485 and ask to speak to Mr Paul White, Site Manager or Leigh Picton.



Information about the school

Ifield School is a welcoming and inclusive educational environment catering for pupils aged four to nineteen with profound, severe, and complex learning needs, alongside communication and interaction differences. At Ifield, we pride ourselves on our vibrant community and innovative approach to education, where every pupil has an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) tailored to their individual needs, reviewed annually to ensure progress and support.

Our dedicated staff members are the heart of our school, fostering an ethos of care, respect, and achievement. Through our collaborative efforts, we create a nurturing environment where every pupil can thrive and succeed. Inclusion is at the core of our mission and we achieve this through our outreach programmes, specialised resources, and the Ifield SMILE Training Centre.

Ifield School has been recognised as an outstanding provision by Ofsted for the fourth consecutive time, which is a testament to our commitment to excellence in education. Furthermore, Ifield School is a proud founding member of KsENT, a cooperative trust for Kent Special Schools, illustrating our dedication to collaboration and collective growth in special education. In September 2015, we federated with King's Farm Primary School, forming the Cedar Federation under a unified governing body, further enhancing our capacity to provide exceptional education and care.

At Ifield School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils are paramount. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and as such, stringent safeguarding measures are in place. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Safe in Education legislation.

Join us at Ifield School, where every pupil’s successes are recognised, nurtured, and celebrated along their unique educational journey.

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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.