Caretaker - Part-time

The Viking Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F20-137-S
  • Posted:16/11/2023
  • Pay:KR3 £21,293 pro rata (£11,509.73 per annum)
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:08/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week beginning 11th December 2023

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Are you self-motivated and highly organised with a good range of practical skills? If so, then read on as this may be the perfect role for you.

Viking Academy Trust is looking to appoint a part-time CARETAKER to join our Trust Premises Team as soon as possible, to be based at Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

There are lots of special reasons for becoming part of the Viking Premises Team. We are a fabulous, caring school community that ensures our ‘One Childhood One Chance’ philosophy is at the centre of everything we do. To work for us, more than anything else, you need to like children, to want the very best for them and be prepared to put their needs first; children will be at the heart of your work. We want our children to have an amazing school environment - inside and out and this is something you need to help us achieve!

It’s all about making sure we're safe and secure, with everything working correctly and efficiently as well as keeping the schools looking smart. Duties will include general maintenance of the school premises; out of hours opening for lettings; ensuring the security of the school, regular health and safety checks and general janitorial duties.

The successful candidate will take pride in ensuring the school is clean, tidy and a safe environment for our children and staff. They will need to be competent at DIY tasks and be able to work both on their own initiative and under the guidance of others.

We have a minibus that is in constant use so it is an essential aspect of the role to have a driving licence.

The required hours are Monday - Friday, 20 hours per week on a permanent basis. Hours will be discussed at interview however they will likely to be in the afternoon. Applicants must be aware that flexibility and willingness to work outside of the usual working pattern will be essential. There may be occassions where you may be required to work in our other schools within the Trust.

The contract is for 52 weeks a year and pay will be on Kent Range 3 - £21,293 pro rata (£11,509.73 actual salary before deductions).

Please contact Leonie Roke, HR Assistant: or by telephone via the school office if you would like a tour of our school.

The Viking Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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). 

The Viking Academy Trust is an inclusive and accessible employer, we are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Viking Academy Trust also embraces and cultivates an inclusive, equitable and respectful workplace. We welcome colleagues with different backgrounds, perspectives and capabilities.

Information about the trust

The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why!

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Leonie Roke, HR Assistant
  • Address:Ramsgate Arts Primary School,
    140-144 Newington Road,
    CT12 6PT
  • Telephone: 01843582847
  • Email:



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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 Legislation.