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Assistant Caretaker - Part-time

Barming Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2080-106S
  • Posted:03/02/2020
  • Pay:KR3: £9 per hour
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/02/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:WB 24th February 2020


Part Time Assistant Caretaker – 25 hours per week.


If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, this maybe the job for you:


  • Are you a practical person with good DIY skills?
  • Are you looking for part time work, finishing at lunchtime?
  • Are you getting under someone’s feet at home?
  • Do you like working as part of a fun committed team?
  • Are you looking for some additional money for treats/holidays?


If so Barming Primary School would like to meet you!


The job is working for the Orchard Academy Trust as a part time Assistant Caretaker.   You will be based at Barming Primary School, but will need to be prepared to work across the Trust’s schools including Allington Primary School and Belmont Pre-School, under the direction of the Site Manager, Mr Paul Moon.   


Our ideal caretaker would be someone who has competent DIY skills (decorating, carpentry, basic plumbing/electrical, minor repairs, furniture moving and grounds work etc.), is proactive (able to work on their own initiative, when the site manager is not on the site) and enjoys working as part of a team within a large school site.   Please see attached job description.


This role is a part time position including 38 weeks term time and 4 weeks of the school holidays.  The weekly hours are 25 per week (Monday to Friday).   We would require our new caretaker to help us to keep our school sites safe and secure, working flexibly in the event of extreme weathers.   There will be an expectation for the occasional weekend opening, in relation to lettings and call outs if the alarm was to sound.   These are paid in addition to the 25 hours per week and are not guaranteed monthly income.   Pay for this position is KR3: £9.00 per hour.   


Orchard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.   This post is subject to good references and an enhanced DBS check.   References will be sought at the short listing stage.   The School reserves the right to interview candidates before the closing date.

Visits to the school are encouraged.   Please contact Mr Paul Moon, our Trust Site Manager, 01622 726472, who will arrange a mutually convenient time for you to visit.

Orchard Academy Trust comprises of Allington Primary School, Barming Primary School and Belmont Pre-School. Across the Trust, our enthusiastic and dedicated team of strong staff work together to provide exciting learning experiences for the children both inside and outside the classroom.

Information about the school

Barming Primary School is a member of the Orchard Academy Trust family of schools and has recently been joined by Belmont Pre-School enabling us to cater for 2 - 11 year olds. It is a well-equipped two-form entry primary school serving the village of Barming (and surrounding areas) on the edge of Maidstone. We have approximately 400 children in purpose built accommodation including shared resource and work areas, library and computer suite. Our school has a large site which provides admirably for our social and academic work. We strive for a provision committed to enabling every child to become the very best they can be, encouraging high expectations and working hard to achieve the very best for everyone in our school.

Barming Primary School is committed to developing staff in order to ensure that teaching and learning in the school is of the highest standard. We endeavour to provide a high quality provision within an inclusive environment and ever changing financial position. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and, therefore, the successful applicant will need to undertake a successful DBS check and will be subject to reference checks. Reference checks may be obtained prior to interview.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Chris Laker
  • Address:Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY
  • Telephone: (01622) 726472
  • Email: office@barming.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 729844


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.