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Caretaker - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale School, Ripple

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-102S
  • Posted:15/05/2019
  • Pay:NJC 15-18 £18795 - £19554
  • Start Date:Jun 2019
  • App Close Date:24/05/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC (W/c 27.5.19)


We are looking for a reliable, caring, hard-working, flexible and enthusiastic person to join the Ripplevale Team as a Caretaker. You will assist the Premises Manager in the security, maintenance, gardening and cleaning of the school site.  You will have sound knowledge of Health & Safety including fire safety.

The ideal candidate will be proactive, have a can-do attitude and be hands on in undertaking practical jobs around the school premises. The students’ needs must be at the heart of everything you do, ensuring that you keep them safe by assisting the Premises Manager in maintaining a high standard within the premises. You will be physically fit, able to bend, lift and use ladders.

You will be responsible for opening up the school site in the mornings. You will be on emergency callout in the event of extreme weather, alarm callouts and unforeseen issues that may arise. Flexibility is required especially when deputising for Premises Manager.

In return, Ripplevale offer a good starting salary. A varied position in a flourishing growing school with opportunities for improving your knowledge and skills. Working in a rural setting within picturesque grounds alongside a friendly team of professionals and colleagues to support you as you settle in your new role.

We are offering either of the following options for the right candidate. Either a full-time position, 37 hours per week (Monday - Friday) 7 am – 3 pm with half hour unpaid lunch break or a term time position plus 4 weeks to cover premises manager annual leave.

Previous experience of caretaking or similar role is preferred but not essential, as onsite training can be undertaken.


Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) for being on the Autistic spectrum often with associated conditions.

Our school is located in the village of Ripple near Deal in Kent.

We have a dedicated and committed team of teachers and support staff and we take pride in providing an appropriate school environment where our pupils can learn and develop.

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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.