Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Caretaker - Part-time

St James' Church of England Primary Academy , Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-2002-40S
  • Posted:09/05/2024
  • Pay:NJC D2
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Salary Grade:              D2 - £14,055 - £15,798 per annum (FTE £23,114 to £25,979)

Hours:                        22.5 hours a week (1.00pm to 5.30pm daily) – All Year Round

Contract:                    Part-time and Permanent

Responsible to:           Headteacher

Would you like to be part of our school team, helping our children to thrive in a safe and welcoming school environment?

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, efficient, flexible, friendly and reliable person to be our new Caretaker.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the security of the establishment, providing a general maintenance service and a wide range of other duties ensuring a clean, healthy and safe environment, supported by a team of cleaning staff who you would line manage.  Training opportunities will be provided to help fulfil specific aspects of the job.

The post is for 22.5 hours a week throughout the year (including school holiday periods), with flexible working hours required to meet the varying needs of the school when overtime will be paid.

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming school, genuinely at the heart of its community.
  • A creative, supportive and friendly staff team.
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development.
  • Flexibility to build on your strengths and talents.

We are proud to be a successful school and our visitors tell us that our school has a great feel and ethos. Please visit us to experience this for yourself.  In your application, we would love to hear about the skills and experience that you would bring to our team.  A range of practical DIY skills are required.  The ability to drive a mini bus would be an advantage but not necessary.

Visits are warmly encouraged – please contact Mrs Upton at the following email address to arrange a time: office@stjames.medway.sch.uk

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants regardless of age, gender and ethnicity.  Applications are welcome from all teachers who can support the ethos of our Church Academy.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children.  Therefore, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Information about the school

St. James' Church of England Primary Academy is based in the Isle of Grain on the Hoo Peninsula and is a member of the Medway Anglican Schools Trust (MAST).

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Tracy Upton
  • Address:High Street, Isle Of Grain, Rochester, Kent, ME3 0BS
  • Telephone: 01634 270 341
  • Email: office@stjames.medway.sch.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.