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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 is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. Ifield School has a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance for the remainder of its tenure.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation. Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rosie Owen
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: rowen@ifield.kent.sch.uk


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.