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Primary School Caretaker - Part-time

Challock Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2280-44S
  • Posted:17/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:As soon as possible!
  • App Close Date:08/05/2024 at 11:00
  • Interviews:10th May 2024


We are looking for a hard-working individual, who is reliable, helpful, flexible and resourceful. We need someone who enjoys practical and manual work, who can work individually and as part of a well-established and very friendly school team. We would love someone to come and care for our school in the same way that we do and get involved in all aspects of school life.

Duties are varied and include:

  • Responsibility for the safety and security of the school site.
  • Key holder to the school, unlocking and locking the premises. First response to ‘call out’ should the alarm go off out of hours.
  • Maintaining all areas of the school site both internally and externally.
  • Carrying out routine checks such as fire alarm and legionella.
  • Liaising with contractors and be part of annual inspections.
  • Cleaning duties and ensuring all areas of the school site are clean, tidy and safe.
  • Flexibility to support school events that may occur out of school hours such as parent evenings.

In return, we can offer a fantastic school, with excellent facilities and resources, supportive staff and wonderful children. We pride ourselves on our inclusive practices, the achievement of high standards and working in close partnership with parents, the community and the CARE Foundation Trust Schools.

The post is for 30 hours a week on a split shift with a 52 week contract and the pay range is KR3 £23,337 (FTE), pro rata  £18,922.

Interested? Please come and visit us! We actively encourage visits and would love to show you around our wonderful school!

Our school is committed to Safer Recruitment. All appointments are subject to the relevant recruitment checks, including an Enhance Disclosure by The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check).

Information about the school

Challock is a unique school. As soon as you cross the threshold you get the most amazing feeling of warmth and happiness. There is a spark in the air which exemplifies energy, excited engagement and a love of learning, where everyone, whether child or adult, is a committed partner in learning and development. Everyone is valued and everyone’s happiness and well-being is a central feature of our environment. We are a caring school that nurtures all within it – we are a family.

We believe in providing a curriculum for excellence, built around the needs of the pupils within our school. We have exciting and forward thinking schemes of work in all areas and we are consistently seeking new ways of enabling our children to succeed in order to support them in becoming the very best they can be. As a team, and in consultation with our children, we are constantly reflecting on how we can weave our pupils’ interests and passions into their daily learning. Our aim is to not only ensure our children exceed academically, but to develop truly amazing individuals who will thrive and make positive contributions to our future society.

Every child in our school is special and staff pride themselves in helping them to realise and achieve their potential and beyond. The way we work and the things we believe in will ensure our children will leave us as:

Confident individuals Active and aspirational learners Responsible citizens Effective team members

We CARE – children will develop the following key skills: Respect; Honesty; Resilience; Responsibility; Co-operation; Independence.

Challock Primary School is a wonderful place to begin a life-long journey of learning and education and everyone in our school truly appreciates that; as our school council perfectly put it:

‘We are proud of our school and we are proud of each other.’

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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.