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Cleaner - Term Time

The Whitstable School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-4091-394S
  • Posted:06/07/2020
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:20/07/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Required for September 2020

SAT2 £8,900 per annum

20 hours per week, term time only plus five staff development days, plus 4 weeks during the holidays, Monday to Friday 3.15pm – 7.15pm

The Whitstable School is looking to recruit cleaners, this is an opportunity to be part of a small, friendly cleaning team who play a key role within the school. 

The aim of the role is to provide a good cleaning service that is responsive to the needs of the school, resulting in a clean and healthy environment for pupils and staff. 

Duties include all aspects of cleaning within a school including the daily cleaning of classrooms, office and washroom areas.  

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • A good time-keeper
  • Have some previous experience of cleaning preferably in a school (training will be provided)

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying documents.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

If I am successful in gaining an interview, how will this occur during the current COVID-19 pandemic?

Due to the current situation we plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invite.

Our advice would be that those who were successful in gaining an interview should prepare as they would for a face to face and dress smart casual. We will allow plenty of time to ensure that you are able to answer our questions in full and you will not be judged if you are having problems with your technology.

We will leave plenty of opportunity for questions at the end of the interview, and we will spend lots of time talking and unpicking your answers. Please come prepared to share anything you’d like that we didn’t cover, or any questions you have about it. We really appreciate your adaptability in these unprecedented times.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Gary Cullen, Site Manager, at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post gary.cullen@swale.at  , 01227 931300.

Applications to be sent to: debbie.possee@swale.at

Interview Date: TBC

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

The Whitstable School is part of the Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. Rated by Ofsted in February 2018 as a Good school, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Debbie Possee
  • Address:The Whitstable School, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX
  • Telephone: 01227 931300
  • Email: debbie.possee@swale.at


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.