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School Caretaker - Full-time/Part-time

Culverstone Green Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2110-71S
  • Posted:18/07/2019
  • Pay:KR3 (£17,365 - £17,411 pro rata £11,733 - £11,764)
  • Start Date:29 August 2019
  • App Close Date:18/07/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Culverstone Green Primary School is seeking to appoint a part time Caretaker to join our friendly, professional team of staff.

We wish to appoint a self-motivated candidate who is versatile, well organised, enthusiastic, reliable with excellent communication skills.  The successful candidate will be able to show they have the necessary skills and aptitude, and that they can work well under their own initiative.

The Caretaker will work with/report to the School Business Manager and will be responsible for the general maintenance, upkeep and improvement of the school premises including the grounds during the school day and refurbishment / maintenance jobs during the holidays.  The role involves all aspects of caretaking and facilities management, including site security and routine H&S checks such as water temperature and fire alarm testing.   The role would involve some manual labour including lifting furniture and equipment to statutory limits.  

The applicant would need to be flexible as there will sometimes be the need for support out of hours or additional time to lock and unlock for lettings. This may involve some evenings / weekends for which additional payment will be made.

The position will be for 25 hours per week, all year round with 24 days paid leave plus bank holidays, on a permanent contract. Hours will be worked over a split shift of 7am to 9am followed by 3pm to 6pm. The start date will be 29 August which is a staff training day.

Applicants are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to visit the school prior to interview. Please contact the Head Teacher, Mrs R Doughty, to arrange an appointment.

CGPS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including safeguarding, an enhanced DBS check, references and the right to work in the UK.

Information about the school

We are a popular, rural village school with 7 classes and a nursery. CGPS formed part of the Pathway Academy Trust in October 2015. TPAT currently has five schools: Meopham Community Academy, Riverview Infants, Riverview Juniors, Wrotham Road and Culverstone Green. This provides opportunities for career progression allowing us to keep the very best staff within the Trust.

We have a brand new school building and school grounds that are spacious. The children have a school council and their view point is very important to us. We have a supportive Local Governing Body and an active PTA. We are an innovative and creative school with a positive, friendly and motivated staff team. We even have our own school dog! We are committed to CPD. Come and see for yourself!

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Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Ruth Doughty
  • Address:Wrotham Road, Culverstone Green, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 0RF
  • Telephone: (01732) 822568
  • Email: headteacher@cgps.kent.sch.uk


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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.