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Cleaner - Part-time

Palm Bay Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2672-276S
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:£20,102 pro rata
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:23/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


20 hours a week (term time) 06:45-8:45, 3:20-5:20

42 weeks a year, 38 Term Time and 4 weeks during the school holidays (flexible hours). 

Palm Bay Primary School is looking for a cleaner to join our team. At Palm Bay we take pride in the high standards of presentation at our school. We are looking for a friendly, reliable, diligent cleaner to join our premises team in undertaking a full range of cleaning duties.

Completed application forms can either be dropped into the school office or sent by email to katewright@palmbay.uk  

Purpose of the Job:

To undertake cleaning duties to maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the school, as directed.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Undertake cleaning of allocated areas in line with specified standards and as directed.
  2. Operate / use domestic and industrial cleaning equipment and materials, following appropriate training.
  3. Store allocated equipment and materials safely and securely.
  4. Perform duties in line with health and safety regulations (COSHH) and take action where hazards are identified, report serious hazards to line manager immediately.
  5. Collect and dispose of waste.
  6. Refill and replace soap, towels and other materials.
  7. Notify the Line Manager or other senior member of staff, of any damage to buildings and equipment or anything  that may be dangerous to pupils and/or adults.


Individuals in this role may also undertake some or all of the following:

  1. Undertake specialised cleaning programmes during school closures or other designated periods.

Information about the school

Information about the school:

At Palm Bay, we have very high expectations and standards of teaching, learning and behaviour as well as a clean, tidy, inspiring environment in which to learn and work.

We offer a broad and rounded curriculum, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning in our beautiful grounds and nearby beach. As an ‘Eco School’ we seek to promote care and responsibility for the environment and we have an active Eco Council. Our commitment to sports and the creative subjects is strong and we have a well-equipped music room, a specialist music teacher and a sports coach. Reading and oracy lie at the heart of our curriculum; we are committed to developing a love of reading in all children through ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and our pupils enjoy a spacious and well-stocked library.

Over the past few years, we have been developing our curriculum. The creative arts continue to remain a priority: we have four artists-in-residence who are based in our on-site studio space, close links with the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and have gained the Gold Artsmark award. Committed to raising the aspirations and life-chances of the children we serve, we have an exciting personal development programme, which incorporates politics, careers-related learning and personal development, helping our pupils to become caring, active members of their community.

Testimonial from a current teacher:

“Palm Bay Primary School offers a welcoming and friendly community culture. Our school values of creativity, aspiration, resilience, thirst for learning, kindness and community are not only shown by the children, but by every member of staff too.

I completed my NQT year in July 2020 and have since taken on the role of staff governor and outdoor learning lead after training as a Forest School Leader. As an NQT I had weekly meetings with my mentor, supportive lesson observation feedback and I was always welcome to observe teaching practices in other classrooms. This support has continued into my second year of teaching at Palm Bay, and it is part of the ethos of our school. All staff are continually supported with their professional development through weekly CPD meetings, coaching and collaboration with other members of the team. The senior team involve the staff in key decisions and our ideas and suggestions are valued.

Pupil and staff wellbeing is also a key focus for Palm Bay. We recognise the importance of promoting positive wellbeing and mental health and we have a dedicated wellbeing team”.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gemma Silk
  • Address:Palm Bay Primary School, Palm Bay Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 3PP
  • Telephone: 01843 290050
  • Email: gemmasilk@palmbay.uk


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.