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Caretaker - Full-time

Ashford Oaks Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3909-375S
  • Posted:30/05/2023
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking a caretaker to form a premises team of two.  We need someone to join our existing caretaker who is hands-on and likes to keep busy - this is an important, practical and physical role. Keeping the site safe and ensuring the school environment promotes good learning outcomes is paramount. 

The role includes the upkeep of the outside area such as cleaning, emptying bins, grass cutting & hedge trimming. Inside the building, carrying out minor repairs/decorating, moving furniture, taking deliveries to their required destination within the school, minor plumbing such as unblocking toilets, as well as any other job required to keep the school running smoothly. The successful person would ensure that regular checks on the fire system are recorded accurately and that health and safety policies are followed. They will also liaise with contractors whilst on site. 

Experience in a school environment is not mandatory, but manual labour or working in a trade such as carpentry, building or plumbing would be advantagous. However, on-the-job training will be provided.

This role is for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday. There is some flexibility with working hours for the right candidate.  This post involves working in the school holidays.

We require the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Information about the school

Ashford Oaks has extensive facilities and a Special Resource Provision. We are looking for a skilled and passionate person who naturally cares about our children and has a determination to provide the very best inclusive education and support, whilst recognising the importance of working as a team with staff, parents and community. We also have a Nursery which is an integral part of the school and is the foundation to our children's learning.

Ashford Oaks 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 via the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

In compliance with KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education), shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-disclosure form prior to the interview and disclose any relevant criminal history. A health questionnaire will also be required.

You can find our Child Protection Policy attached.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 660795

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.