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Caretaker/Handyman - Part-time

Brunswick House Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2171-284S
  • Posted:30/05/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:June/July 2023
  • App Close Date:13/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:16th June 2023


We are recruiting for a part time caretaker/handyman to join our school Premises Team: Monday to Friday, 2pm until 6.30pm

We are looking for someone with a range of skills in relevant maintenance and DIY related tasks. 

You will work as part of a small team helping to manage the school building and premises; supporting the site manager with health and safety, site maintenance and security, utilities and contractors. 

You may be a competent DIY enthusiast with a range of maintenance/repair skills who is looking for that perfect part time job to keep your skills fresh and to make a difference to the children of our school and their accomodation.

We are able to provide training to support any areas of this post that might be new to you.

The school needs self-motivated candidates who are able to demonstrate that they are active, versatile, well organised and reliable, with clear communication skills.

Some duties are physical in nature and include outside working. You should, therefore, be comfortable lifting furniture, equipment and deliveries to statutory limits. 

Flexibility around your hours to help the school with planned functions are, at times, part of this role.

The contract is all year round working, with holiday time allocated.

Please read the attached Person Specification carefully to see examples of skills in more detail.

Want to know how our staff feel about working for Brunswick House Primary School? Check out our website and read what they say: 


Our school is committed to equality of opportunity and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please contact the school office on 01622 752102 if you have any questions about the role or would like a tour of the school. 

Information about the school

Brunswick House is a thriving, two-form entry primary school in the heart of Maidstone, with shops, restaurants, the theatre and cinema all within walking distance. We are also very close to bus, motorway and train networks.

We are an extremely popular and happy school where all of our friendly staff team have high expectations and work hard together to teach and nurture every child to reach their potential. We have been recognised as a GOOD school with many strong features.

Brunswick House Primary is also a Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting School which empowers our pupils to learn about their rights and how they work in practice.

Our extensive site offers lots of opportunities for outdoor learning, including a sensory garden, two large sports pitches and a forest schools area. We also offer large, well resourced classrooms.

A career with us will also provide you with exciting opportunities and inspirational professional development and mentoring.

Brunswick House is wholly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to actively share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application.

Our school is committed to equality of opportunity and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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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 Education.