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Caretaker - Part-time

Westlands Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3912-234S
  • Posted:06/02/2024
  • Pay:£15,174 - £15,847 Pro Rata (£22,457 - £23,453 FTE)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 11th March 2024


  • Westlands Primary School
  • £15,174 - £15,847 Pro Rata (£22,457 - £23,453 FTE) SAT B
  • 25 Hours Per Week
  • Permanent

25 hours per week, 52 weeks. Permanent position. 25 days annual holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Mon-Fri 2pm – 7pm but with flexibility to cover the morning shift during staff absence.

We are looking to recruit a part-time Caretaker to assist our Site Manager in undertaking general repairs and maintenance to ensure the site is safe for pupils, staff and visitors.

The successful candidate will maintain the security of the school, ensuring that the site is secured when unoccupied, and as a registered key holder may be asked to attend alarm call-outs. You will also be asked to undertake emergency cleaning as required, and provide a portering service for deliveries as well as moving furniture and replenishing supplies.

You will have previous experience of building maintenance and knowledge of basic plumbing, joinery, electrical and decorating repair. Basic computer skills are 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school, and in return we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme (wellbeing and advice);
  • Cycle to Work scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Richard Wiles, richard.wiles@swale.at or 01795 470862

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 905989 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: w/c 11th March 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

We are a school that likes to celebrate success at every level. Our children are hard-working, enjoy a challenge and love to learn. We provide a huge array of activities for children to broaden their experiences which you will be able to see through our news and updates on our website and social media feeds. Working in partnership with parents, carers and other key members of the community we work together on the school’s journey to provide an outstanding provision for all.

Westlands Primary School is part of Swale Academies Trust, which is one of the leading Multi Academy Trusts in the south east with a highly effective record in school improvement.

The Trust consists of a group of primary and secondary schools based in Kent, East Sussex and South London. Westlands Primary School was judged ‘Good’ in its last Ofsted inspection in July 2019 and the school continues to improve and develop. The welfare and development of its pupils is at the heart of everything the school does.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Jo Head - Office Manager
  • Address:Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1XN
  • Telephone: (01795) 470862
  • Email: jo.head@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 477886


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.