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Caretaker - Temporary

St Peter's Methodist Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3289-133S
  • Posted:12/04/2024
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:8 May 2024


If you are hardworking, reliable, responsible, a good time keeper and can work as part of a team then we can offer you:

  • A lovely school in a beautiful setting 
  • A genuinely happy place to work, where you will be valued and supported
  • A range of opportunities for professional development
  • Supportive staff and governing body
  • A commitment to ensuring a sensible work-life balance

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Be responsible for the security of the school premises and grounds including opening and closing of the school daily.
  • Report breaches of security to the necessary authorities.
  • Be competent in carrying out day-to-day reactive repairs, compliance testing and maintenance work.
  • Liaise with all contractors visiting or working on the school grounds or premises.
  • Be responsible for maintaining safe and clean school premises and grounds.  
  • Undertake cleaning tasks. 
  • When required, to be flexible for the needs of the school and site.
  • Be adaptable and flexible for unexpected events should they arise.
  • Possible call outs as a main keyholder of the site.
  • Have a positive mindset and a good sense of humour.
  • Be a positive role model for the children of St Peter's. 
  • Be a good communicator and work well with team-members.

This is a temporary contract to cover staff absence, Monday - Friday, 7am - 11am paid at Kent Range 4 £21,389 (£11,561.64 pro rata). 

Some cleaning duties will be required. 

If you think this is you, come and meet us and see what St Peter's Methodist Primary School is all about! Visits are welcomed and are available on request from the school office.

If you would like to speak about this role in more detail, please email the School Office office@st-peters-canterbury.kent.sch.uk so that this can be arranged.

We are a highly successful school and are committed to the welfare and the safeguarding of all children.

We take safeguarding our children extremely seriously at The Discovery School, so applicants to this role will be subject to the usual rigorous DBS and reference checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE) 2023.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, St Peter's Methodist Primary School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates, as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children will be discussed at the interview.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitable qualified applications.

Please fill out the online application form on Kent Teach. CVs will not be accepted without this.



Information about the school

St. Peter's Methodist Primary School is a Good (Ofsted 2018), one form entry voluntary controlled primary school located in the heart of Canterbury. The school enjoys a strong relationship with the Methodist Church and has been recognised as Outstanding in the June 2018 SIAMS inspection. We have the benefit of modern facilities and an attractive, well-planned playground and forest school area within a historic setting. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff work closely together to raise standards and develop creativity. All staff benefit from effective support and CPD to enable them to develop.

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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.