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Caretaker - Full-time

Pilgrims' Way Primary School , Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2098-181S
  • Posted:12/07/2019
  • Pay:Veritas MAT KR4 £17,498 - £18,611
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:25/07/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 29/07/2019


We are looking to recruit a Caretaker to join our friendly team at Pilgrims’ Way 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 work under the direction of the Trust Business Manager and Site Team Leader to undertake/organise all general maintenance of the school premises and daily cleaning responsibilities.

They must be skilled in carrying out reactive repair and maintenance work as well as following the site development plans of the trust. They must have a friendly, flexible approach and attitude and be self-motivated managing their own workload. Ideally they will 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 lettings 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.

Pilgrims’ Way is a primary school within Veritas Multi Academy Trust. We encourage all our staff to be active in their training and development and will support you in your new post at our wonderful school.

This position is for 37 hrs per week. The shift pattern will be clarified at interview.

Holiday entitlement of 25 days (rising to 28 after 5 years) plus bank holidays must be taken in school holidays with agreement with the Trust Business Manager.

The salary will be set on the range - Veritas MAT KR4 £17,498 - £18,611

If you feel you have what it takes then we would love to hear from you. Visits to the school are positively encouraged.

Pilgrims’ Way Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects 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 complete the Veritas MAT application form and email this to Alison Moon at tbm@veritasmat.co.uk

Please note:

We will only be able to accept emailed applications due to the school being closed for summer.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

References will be requested prior to interview.


Information about the school

The school is a light and airy building, which incorporates 14 classrooms, two Learning Zones and a library. The school has a large playing field at the rear, an ‘outdoor’ classroom where we have a forest school on site. Play equipment for all ages can be found on the playground.

The school has a strong pastoral focus supported by a dedicated and enthusiastic staff team.

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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.