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Cleaner - Part-time

High Firs Primary School, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-2615-73S
  • Posted:23/06/2021
  • Pay:KR3 - £18,425 (FTE)
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:25/06/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC - provisionally Tuesday 29th June


Are you looking for the opportunity to join a happy, friendly, community school and willing to help us maintain our clean and attractive school environment?

We are looking for a Cleaner who will undertake day to day, and periodic cleaning tasks in all areas of the school under the supervision of our Site Supervisor and alongside our Premises Assistant. You may be asked to undertake ordering for cleaning / premises materials and will work alongside other members of our premises team.

Your contract will be for 15 hours per week for 52 weeks per year, with 25 days annual leave, to be taken as agreed. Salary range is KR3 = £18,425 (FTE).  This is for 15 hours per week, provisionally between the hours of 3.30pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday during term time and times during the school holidays by agreement .

Candidates should have some previous cleaning experience, an understanding of the principles of good hygiene practice, and knowledge of relevant Health & Safety requirements. Most importantly, you must share our commitment to ensuring a clean, safe, hygienic environment for our pupils, staff and visitors.  Additional hours may also be requested during periods of premises emergencies, extreme weather, or in the absence of cleaning staff, the Site Supervisor or the Premises Assistant. There will be the opportunity to take part in training & development opportunities as part of the appraisal process and a termly liaison meeting is held for all premises staff.


We are currently also advertising for a Site Supervisor and you may wish to also consider applying for both positions as they can be done by the same person.  You can view our Site Supervisor post at: https://www.kent-teach.com/Recruitment/Vacancy/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyId=88986


Information about the school

High Firs Primary School is a popular one-form entry Community Primary School for boys and girls aged between 4+ and 11 years (number on role:210). The school is set in an attractive estate off Goldsel Road in Swanley. The school is easily reached from the main road by a series of paths between the houses and linking roads for ease of access.

The school is set in pleasant surroundings with shrubs and trees. The children have a playground, with opportunities for both games and quieter activities, and an adjoining playing field which they use for both playtime and PE in drier weather. Our grounds have recently been enhanced by the development of a woodland area into an exciting outdoor learning area.

We have five classrooms in our main building, all of which open onto our central activity area & Library. The main building also houses our ICT Suite, Group Learning Room, School Hall and administration facilities. The School Hall is used for activities such as PE, dance, indoor games, drama and assemblies, as well as being our dining area; this area was extended during the Summer Term 2010 to provide us with greater space for PE, whole school and community activities. We also added a new Staff Room, washroom and PE storage area, as well as new administration & reception areas.

Our annexe building has two newer classrooms, including the Reception classroom which has an adjoining fully enclosed outdoor learning area.

High Firs is supported by both our Governing Body and the Friends of High Firs Primary School Association. Pupils are well supported by parents, and we are very proud of the standards of behaviour set at the school.

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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.