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Caretaker - Part-time

Westlands Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3912-186S
  • Posted:23/04/2021
  • Pay:£12,147 pro rata (SAT Band 3 Point 11 £17,978 FTE)
  • Start Date:June 2021
  • App Close Date:07/05/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 10th May 2021


25 hours per week, 52 weeks. Permanent position. 25 days annual holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Mon-Fri 2pm – 7pm but with flexibility to cover the morning shift during staff absence.

We are looking to recruit a part-time Caretaker to assist our Site Manager in undertaking general repairs and maintenance to ensure the site is safe for pupils, staff and visitors. 

The successful candidate will maintain the security of the school, ensuring that the site is secured when unoccupied, and as a registered key holder may be asked to attend alarm call-outs. You will also be asked to undertake emergency cleaning as required, and provide a portering service for deliveries as well as moving furniture and replenishing supplies.

Westlands Primary School is a larger than average Primary School and is a member of the Swale Academies Trust.  The School was rated ‘Good’ overall by Ofsted in May 2015, with the Early Years Provision receiving an ‘Outstanding’ grading.  We are in the process of expanding from two-form to three-form entry.

As a school we can offer you:

  • A large, well-resourced environment
  • Bespoke professional development 
  • Highly supportive team
  • Very clear expectations, shared vision and ethos
  • Opportunities for career development across the Trust

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

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 recruitment@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.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Richard Wiles, Premises Manager at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post 07708 589628

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

Due to the current situation we may 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.

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

Head of School: Victoria Pettett

Information about the school

Westlands Primary School is a creative learning environment where all children are supported to aim high and achieve their best.

We are an exciting, forward looking, and innovative school.

Our children are hard-working, enjoy a challenge and love to learn. We provide a huge array of activities for children to broaden their experiences which you will be able to see through the news and updates on our website. Working in partnership with parents, carers and other key members of the community we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs E Bruce - Office Manager
  • Address:Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1XN
  • Telephone: (01795) 470862
  • Email: liz.bruce@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 477886


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.