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Caretaker - Full-time

Riverview Infant School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2462-106S
  • Posted:15/10/2021
  • Pay:KR4/KR5 dependent upon experience
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:01/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


This position is all year round based on 37 hours per week , 52 weeks a year on a split shift basis.

KR4 £18,517- £19,625

KR5 £19,723-£20,893

6-10.30am - 3-6pm  Monday-Thursday

6-10.00am - 3-6pm Friday


Purpose of the Job

The post involves providing a range of duties covering security, heating, lighting, cleaning, porterage, minor repairs and maintenance.  Working hours may be subject to variation and call-out at weekends and unsociable hours may be necessary from time to time.

Are you the kind of person who:

Is hard working and conscientious?

Is flexible and friendly?

Cares about the environment they work in?


Our Caretaker is responsible for:

  1. Opening & Locking the school -As primary key holder this is a split shift.  This role also includes being the emergency contact and overtime for lettings.
  2. Organising our team of cleaners.
  3. Health & Safety - This includes liaising with our H&S provider and Trust Business Manager; as well as completing relevant checks.
  4. General maintenance and liaison with external contractors. The role also includes some project management.

The following skills and knowledge would be desirable: Training is provided if required.

  • Fire Safety 
  • Asbestos Management
  • Water Management - Legionella
  • Health & Safety at work
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid

 What we can offer you in return

  • Lovely Children
  • A friendly working environment
  • A great team of people 
  • Lovely surroundings
  • A varied , lively and interesting role

Riverview Infant School is committed to Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references being obtained.

If you would like to know more about our unique school then please contact the office for further information.

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice.



Information about the school

Riverview Infant School is a large, friendly Infant School with an excellent reputation for its caring ethos and high academic achievement. We are part of The Pathway Academy Trust (TPAT) associated with Riverview Junior School, Culverstone Green Primary School, Wrotham Road Primary and Meopham Community Academy

Ofsted graded the school as Good in all areas inspected in October 2018. Inspection 5 for Outstanding is due within 2 years.

We admit four Reception classes each year into our School which is set in attractive grounds, with two hard-surface playgrounds and a generous field. Riverview is lively and forward-looking. Parents and Governors work well with the staff team and become actively involved in many areas of school life. We are an ECO school and have our Active Mark as well as Healthy School status.

The Pathway Academy 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 role will involve contact with children, referred to as 'regulated activity' therefore all applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A copy of our Child Protection policy is available from our website.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01474) 331401


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).