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Caretaker Facilities - Fixed Term

Loose Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2044-165S
  • Posted:22/05/2020
  • Pay:KR4 (18,129-£19,239 FTE)
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:26/05/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 8 June 2020


Loose Primary School is looking to appoint a caretaker to join our friendly, professional team. Expected start date is September 2020.

We wish to appoint someone who is active, versatile, well organised, enthusiastic, reliable and has excellent communication skills. Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure. Any general plumbing, electrical or carpentry skills would also be an advantage.

We require self-motivated candidates who will work as part of a team with the Site Manager, part-time caretaker and contract cleaners to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for the pupils and staff. The successful candidate will report to the Site Manager.

The work will involve all aspects of caretaking, cleaning and facilities management. The position is physical in nature and includes working outside. You should therefore, be comfortable lifting furniture and equipment to statutory limits although the necessary manual handling training will be provided.

The position is initially a fixed term contract until 31/8/2021, working term time only plus INSET days (equating to 39 weeks per annum).  Normal working will be 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday (hours to be discused at interview).

As an employee of the Coppice Primary Partnership Trust, although your usual place of work will be Loose Primary School, you may be asked to work at other locations within the Trust upon reasonable notice being given and by mutual agreement.

In addition to the hours stated, you there might be required to work some evenings / weekends as agreed, for which payment will be made.

Salary: KR4, £18,129 to £19,239 pro-rata.

The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore all staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

Applications via the online application form please.

Closing date for applications is 09.00 on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

Interviews will be held w/c 8 June 2020.

Information about the school

Loose Primary School is part of a friendly community, situated on the outskirts of Maidstone. Together with Coxheath Primary School and St Katherine's Primary School and Nursery, it is a member of the Coppice Primary Partnership which is providing many exciting career opportunities for staff to explore.

We have very high expectations for pupil outcomes and support staff with many professional development opportunities to help secure the very best provision for every child. We are committed to working collaboratively with other schools and a Leadership Pathways programme exists for all members of staff with exciting career development opportunities to explore.

The school was judged by Ofsted as outstanding in November 2016 and is popular and oversubscribed. We have highly motivated and well-behaved children and supportive parents. Teachers plan and monitor work together in and across year group teams offering mutual support and exchange of ideas. An effective induction process exists for new staff offering a mentor for the first year.

We value sporting activities highly and have extensive grounds and our own indoor swimming pool. We compete successfully with other local schools in a wide range of sports and in local and county tournaments. The children swim all year round, taught by qualified swimming coaches, and all leave the school able to swim well.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 746214


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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.