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Caretaker - Part-time

Chilmington Green Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2093-96S
  • Posted:29/11/2023
  • Pay:KR3 (£21,293 Full Time Equivalent)
  • Start Date:TBC subject to DBS
  • App Close Date:12/12/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBA


The Stour Academy Trust are looking to appoint a caretaker to oversee the maintenance and site duties at Chilmington Green Primary School. We are looking for a pro-active, adaptable and positive individual to join our team. This role is vital for ensuring the maintenance of the school premises, buildings and equipment to ensure the safety of pupils, staff and visitors. 

A clean driving licence would be an advantage, but not necessary.

The role includes responsibility for:

  • Site Security
  • General maintenance, repairs, cleaning and decorating
  • Regular fire, water and alarm tests and record keeping
  • You will need to unlock at the start of the day but here is no responsibility for locking up school at the end of the day in term time.


This role is:

  • 15 hours per week, 7.00am - 10.00am  (subject to negotiations) Mon - Friday
  • Term time working plus 15 days during school holidays
  • Pro-rata'd KR3 salary - approximately £7464 per year


The successful candidate will have previous experience of building maintenance and knowledge of basic plumbing, joinery, electrical and decorating repair. Basic computer skills preferred but not essential.

We are seeking applicants that can act on their own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that may arise with a positive attitude.

We offer our staff:

  • Full induction / training
  • Ever evolving work-life balance package including access to free confidential counselling
  • An additional day’s paid leave per academic year*
  • Staff not expected to respond to e-mails after 6.00pm or at weekends


*After the completion of two years’ continuous service

Our Facebook page for Chilmington Green Primary School is regularly updated and will give you an excellent idea of what life at our schools is like every day but we would love to welcome you to visit our school. Please get in touch with the office to arrange a visit!

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.

Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.

Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

Information about the school

Location: Ashford, Kent UK Chilmington Green Primary School is a growing primary school on the new Chilmington Green development in Ashford. Opening in 2018 in a temporary building before moving into a state-of-the-art building in 2021. Pupil numbers are growing rapidly currently standing at 230 pupils. We would encourage any applicant to visit the school for a tour. It is operating as a one form entry school for children of primary age (4–11-year-olds), with the exception of Reception and year 1, which allows two forms of entry, allowing for 60 Year R pupils to join the school each year. The newly opened school nursery now inhabits a dedicated space for up to 26 nursery aged children (2, 3 and 4-year-olds) per session and also includes a Specialist Resource Provision for up to 14 pupils who have an Education Health Care Plan for Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

About Us:

At The Stour Academy Trust, we believe in unlocking the full potential of every student. Our commitment to excellence in education is reflected in our diverse family of schools, where innovation, collaboration and student success are at the heart of everything we do. Our pedagogical model combined with the intentional deployment of technology helps us deliver personalised learning in an enabling environment. Technology accelerates our progress rather than drives our vision.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: www.chilmingtongreen.kent.sch.uk For more information about The Stour Academy Trust, please visit the Trust website: www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk

Job Contact Information

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.