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Caretaker Facilities - Full-time/Part-time

Ryarsh Primary School, Ryarsh

  • Ref:KCC886-2189-208S
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:KR3 (£21,293) pro rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 28th June


Would you like to be part of our school team, helping our children to thrive in a safe and welcoming school environment?

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable person to be our new caretaker. The successful applicant will be responsible for the security of the establishment, provide a cleaning and general maintenance service and a wide range of other duties ensuring a clean, healthy and safe environment. Training opportunities will be provided to help fulfil specific aspects of the job. Please read the attached job description to understand what this role involves.

The post is for a minimum of 10 hours a week throughout the year (including in school holiday periods), with flexible working hours required to meet the varying needs of the school. During especially busy periods, there may be opportunities for additional overtime. 

At Ryarsh Primary School we can offer you:

  • a welcoming school, genuinely at the heart of its community
  • newly improved school buildings on completion of our current construction project - new hall, corridors, toilets and classroom areas
  • a creative, supportive and friendly staff team
  • excellent opportunities for professional development
  • flexibility to build on your strengths and talents

We are proud to be a highly successful school, rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Our visitors tell us that our school has a great feel and ethos, living up to our school motto, "forward thinking for a brighter future". Please visit us to experience this for yourself. In your application, we would love to hear about the skills and experience that you would bring to our team. A range of practical DIY skills are required and any experience in plumbing would be an advantage.

Initially, we may decide to offer this position on a temporary contract until the end of the 2023/2024 academic year, with the intention of making the contract permenant. 

Please come and see us - visits are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office.

Ryarsh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the position will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure check.

Information about the school

Here at Ryarsh Primary School, we are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing and happy learning environment. We are united by a strong sense of community and work together to enthuse and inspire all learners to give their very best. We are a popular and over-subscribed school in a traditional Kent village, with 210 children in 7 classes. Our children have a wonderful attitude to learning and are a complete pleasure to teach. Our staff team are friendly, talented and positive, making Ryarsh a great place to work. In 2012, the school was judged Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted. Please visit our website at www.ryarsh.kent.sch.uk to find out more about us.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Daniel Childs, Headteacher
  • Address:Birling Road, Ryarsh, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5LS
  • Telephone: (01732) 870600
  • Email: headteacher@ryarsh.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01732) 870600


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.