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Caretaker Facilities - Part-time

Thistle Hill Academy, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2034-147S
  • Posted:22/02/2024
  • Pay:KR3 (£21,293 FTE - will be pro-rata'd)
  • Start Date:ASAP - Subject to DBS and references
  • App Close Date:04/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Mid March - TBC


The Stour Academy Trust are looking to appoint a Caretaker to oversee the maintenance and site duties at Thistle Hill Academy. 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. The successful candidate will not only join the thriving Thistle Hill school community but will also be a part of, and collaborate with the Trust's fantastic Premises Team, lead by our experienced Trust Estates Lead.

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

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.
  • Completing annual training e.g. COSHH, Working at Height, Manual Handling etc. 

This role is:

  • 25 hours per week - 7am to 12pm approximately (specific hours subject to negotiation)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Term time working plus 25 days during school holidays
  • Pro-rata'd KR3 salary - approximately £13765

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
  • Work Uniform and Boots
  • The opportunity to work as part of a forward thinking, 21st century multi academy trust
  • Ever evolving work-life balance package including access to free confidential counselling
  • Annual Wellbeing Days (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 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

Thistle Hill Academy is a large 2FE Primary School in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey.

The school is a member of The Stour Academy Trust, a forwarding thinking Multi Academy Trust of primary schools that are transforming that way that children learn in order to better prepare them for the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: www.thistlehill.kent.sch.uk

For more information about The Stour Academy Trust, please visit the Trust website: www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk

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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 Education.