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Caretaker Facilities - Part-time

Long Mead Community Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2662-43S
  • Posted:27/01/2017
  • Pay:Kent Range 3/4
  • Start Date:Mar 2017
  • App Close Date:16/02/2017 at 12:00
  • Interviews:24th February 2017


Our caretaker is due to retire shortly so we are therfore looking to recruit a new entusiastic member of our school team. 

The overall purpose of this role is to be responsible for the security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the school site. To ensure that the premises are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation and the curriculum.

This post is responsible to the Business Manager although “day to day” communication and cooperation with head of school and school staff is essential, the post holder would be a main key holder.

Hours of work
This post is part time, all year round with core hours of 20 hours per week but the post holder will need a flexible approach to hours worked and be able to attend to "call outs" outside of normal working hours with the possibility to work additional hours as required. Annual leave will not be taken during term time.

Core Responsibilities -Security & Maintenance of the Premises & Grounds

To secure school building at the end of the day.

To be a first point of contact in an emergency call-out situation.
To undertake basic maintenance of heating, lighting, plumbing, security systems, building fabric, decoration, furniture fixtures & fittings and grounds to ensure they operate safely and efficiently, are clean and free from litter.

To carry out basic safety checks on playground equipment and water hygiene.
To check the site and buildings for damage and security issues on arrival at the premises, and to report any defects of building, furniture, fittings and equipment to the Business Manager, ensuring that serious hazards are reported immediately.
To keep paths, entrances and walkways free of ice and snow to ensure the safety of students, parents, staff and visitors.
To read Gas, Electric and Water meters as required, and to ensure the daily switching off of all lights and appropriate small power sockets.
To ensure that clear passage is maintained on emergency escape routes.
To arrange, move, set-up furniture and facilities as specified by staff.
To ensure that all plant, equipment, furniture and materials are stored safely and securely in order to prevent unauthorised access and potential accidents/misuse.
To assist in the receipt of parcels and to deliver to classrooms.
To sign in/ out and supervise visiting contractors and service providers, ensuring they have access to school’s, fire evacuation procedures and asbestos register

To oversee that the contract cleaners and report any concerns.

To maintain authorised only access to the site particularly at the end of the day with special regard to parents’ vehicles on site.


Please state experience and skills and strengths clearly in your application. If you require further details please contact the school office.

Information about the school

Long Mead C. P. School is situated in Tonbridge. Its situation is excellent, having a large playing field and playgrounds, surrounded by woodlands yet close to the town. We have one of the few integral nursery schools in Kent enabling all children to benefit by being part of the school community from the age of three.

Through an ethos of honesty, mutual respect, care, ambition and tolerance, Long Mead promotes, in partnership with all parents, an environment where every child is able to fulfil their potential.

In April 2010 Long Mead joined with Hugh Christie Technology College to form the Tonbridge Federation. The federation has a joint governing body and is managed by an Executive Principal (Mr Jon Barker) Long Mead benefits from being in a federation as it gives our pupils access to resources not usually available in a small primary school and also benefits from joint activities across the two schools such as the Autumn Showcase - a joint production of the students music and dance talent.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Elizabeth Alexander
  • Address:Long Mead CP School, Waveney Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3JU
  • Telephone: (01732) 350601
  • Email: office@long-mead.kent.sch.uk
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.