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Caretaker - Part-time

Hadlow Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2132-66S
  • Posted:14/05/2021
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:01.09.2021
  • App Close Date:28/05/2021 at 08:00
  • Interviews: 16.06.2021


Are you a ‘measure twice, cut once’ person?

Are you able to greet any challenge with a smile and a ‘leave it with me?’

Do you have high standards and will not accept second best?

If the answer is yes to these questions and you are excited by the job prospect below, then please apply today! 


Hadlow Primary School are looking for a motivated, efficient, flexible, reliable and caring person to join our top team. We are looking for someone who will enjoy working within a vibrant school environment and who will be committed to maintaining and improving the school site. The ideal person will be warm, cheerful and willing to help in any way to support both children and staff.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the safety and security of the whole site. They will ensure that site is well loved and cared for, maintaining a safe, clean and appealing inside and outside space. The role will include:



  • Ensuring that the school is functional on a daily basis and responding to any day to day issues that may arise (e.g. toilets, boilers, water etc.)
  • Carrying out health and safety checks, e.g. legionella, fire alarms etc.
  • Overseeing external contractors and ensuring safe practice e.g. reading and signing the asbestos register
  • General maintenance e.g. painting and decorating, fixing, repairs and wood work etc.
  • Daily risk assessments of the school 
  • Undertaking small projects in school, such as remodelling rooms
  • Overseeing the quality of cleaning in the school
  • Keeping the school safe during all weathers e.g. sweeping, de-icing



  • Driving children on the community minibus to external events
  • Working with small groups of children, e.g. wood work skills


Ideally, we are looking for someone that has previous experience working in a school setting, however, our main aim is to find somebody that is passionate about their role and willing to develop and learn new skills.


Initially we are looking for someone that will work for 15 hours a week (7.00am-10.00am) for 52 weeks a year. There is also the possibility of additional hours through a casual, zero hours’ contract, which can be discussed at the interview stage. The caretaker will also be responsible for any security call outs on the school site. This post will be paid at KR4.  



Information about the school

Hadlow is a friendly and highly successful village school, with a strong ethos based on key learning values. There are 7 classes with 188 (and increasing) pupils on role. We have a committed and enthusiastic staff who are determined to enable every child to flourish and grow by providing a stable, caring environment in which children are stimulated and challenged to learn. We cater for a wide range of abilities, and all children are supported to build learning resilience to achieve at their highest level.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicole Chapman
  • Address:Hadlow Primary School, School Lane, Hadlow, Tonbridge , Kent, TN110EH
  • Telephone: 01732850349
  • Email: headteacher@hadlow.kent.sch.uk


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.