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Caretaker Facilities - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-90S
  • Posted:20/03/2017
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/03/2017 at 12:00
  • Interviews:30th and 31st March




Kent Scheme Range 4


Full Time – 10.30am -6.30pm, 37hrs per week, 52 weeks per year


Start: ASAP


Elms School is a special day school for children with behavioural and learning difficulties. The school currently has a mixed roll of 105 students between the ages of 5 and 16.


The school has been assessed as Outstanding following the last three consecutive Ofsted inspections.


The Governors are seeking to appoint a Senior Caretaker to be responsible for security, caretaking and general maintenance needs of school buildings and grounds giving due regard to Health and Safety.



The successful candidate will have previous experience of building maintenance and knowledge of basic plumbing, joinery, electrical and decorating repairs. The Senior Caretaker will be a Key holder for out of hours’ emergency call out and lettings and should possess good communication skills including GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent, be flexible, a team player and possess a good sense of humour.


Informal visits to the school prior to the closing date are welcome, please contact Clare Eldridge to arrange an appointment.



Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, satisfactory references and verification of the right to work in the UK.




Closing Date: Wednesday 29th March 12pm.

Interviews:    Thursday 30th March and Friday 31st March.


The school requires a completed application form – no CV’s accepted.

Information about the school

Elms School is a special day school for children with social, emotional and learning difficulties. Many of our pupils have ASD, ADHD or other difficulties such as attachment difficulties. The school has a mixed roll of 120 students between the ages of 5 and 16.

The school has been assessed as Good. The most recent inspection report was published in November 2017. At Elms we combine academic success with a therapeutic, nurturing approach in order to best support the learning and emotional needs of our pupils.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sabrina Coupland
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: admin@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.