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Caretaker - Full-time

The Viking Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F20-26-S
  • Posted:04/07/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:23/07/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Are you self-motivated, flexible and highly organised with a good range of practical skills? If so, then read on as this may be the perfect role for you…

The Viking Academy Trust is looking to appoint a CARETAKER to join our Viking Premises Team from September 2019.  The base school will be Upton Junior School but this will change in accordance with the needs of the Trust.

There are lots of special reasons for becoming part of ‘Team Viking’. We are a fabulous, caring school community that ensures our ‘One Childhood One Chance’ philosophy is at the centre of everything we do. To work for us, more than anything else, you need to like children, to want the very best for them and be prepared to put their needs first; children will be at the heart of your work. We want our pupils to have amazing school environments - inside and out and this is something you need to help us achieve!

It’s all about making sure we're safe and secure, with everything working correctly and efficiently as well as keeping the schools within the Trust looking smart. Duties will include general maintenance of the school premises; out of hours opening for lettings; ensuring the security of the school, regular health and safety checks and general janitorial duties.

The successful candidate will take pride in ensuring the school is clean, tidy and a safe environment for our children and staff. They will need to be competent at DIY tasks and be able to work both on their own initiative and under the guidance of others.

We have a minibuses that are in constant use so having a D1 on your licence is essential as well as some experience of driving minibuses.

The post is for 37 hours a week. Working hours will be discussed at interview however applicants must be aware that flexibility and willingness to work outside of 9-5 pattern will be essential.

The contract is for 52 weeks a year and pay will be on Kent Range 3 (£17,365 per annum).

If you're keen and are confident you can meet the job description and person specification then please get in touch - visits are strongly encouraged and we hope to have the successful person in place for the beginning of September 2019.

Please contact Lisa Blatchford, Chief Operations Officer: coo@vikingacademytrust.com.

The Viking Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Criminal Records Bureau and check against the ISA-barred list for children.

Information about the trust

The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why!

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lisa Blatchford, Chief Operations Officer
  • Address:Chilton Primary School,
    Chilton Lane,
    CT11 0LQ
  • Telephone: 01843 597695
  • Email: coo@vikingacademytrust.com



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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.