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Site Caretaker - Full-time

Westgate Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2077-117S
  • Posted:02/07/2019
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/07/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:17th July 2019


We are looking to recruit a Caretaker to join our friendly team at Westgate Primary School.

Are you self-motivatedflexible 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 successful candidate will be responsible for the overview, management and development of the premises and site. They must be skilled in carrying out reactive repair and maintenance work as well as looking at and planning long term facilities management. They must have a friendly, flexible approach and attitude and be self- motivated managing their own workload. As the lead for Health & Safety they must have a good understanding of Health & Safety, COSHH Regulations, Legionella Testing, Working at Height, Asbestos and any other Health and Safety requirements set within the Trust.

They will ensure the site is well maintained, as well as representing the school in a polite manner when dealing with contractors and suppliers. The role will include the opening and closing of the site, as well as future lettings on occasions, outside of the working hours suggested below. The successful candidate will be required to act as a key holder, this includes responding to 'call outs' when the alarm sounds out of hours.

This is a vital role in our school, it is important to us that they will care for our school in a way that reflects the high standards of our school community. The successful candidate must take pride in ensuring that our school site provides the best environment for the children to learn.

This position is for 35 hrs per week. The shift pattern will be 7am-10.30am and then 2.30pm- 6pm.

Holiday entitlement of 24 days plus bank holidays must be taken in school holidays with agreement with the School Office Manager.

The salary will be KR4 £17,498 - £18,611 dependent on experience

Previous experience in a school would be beneficial.  Visits to the school prior to submitting an application are welcome and encouraged.

Westgate Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Please note:

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

References will be requested prior to interview.



Closing date Monday 15th July 9am

Interview Wednesday 17th July 2019

Information about the school

Westgate School is situated near the centre of Dartford. It is a friendly, welcoming school with supportive staff and children from a variety of backgrounds. It has been awarded two School Achievement awards for progress made.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01322) 286979

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.