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Caretaker - Part-time

Leybourne St Peter and Paul CEP, Leybourne, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-3324-76S
  • Posted:19/11/2021
  • Pay:Tenax Pay Scale 4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/11/2021 at 16:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Due to the retirement of the existing post holder, we are looking to appoint a caretaker. We are seeking to appoint as soon as possible, and will look to interview suitable candidates as they apply. The post involves providing a range of duties covering security, heating, lighting, 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, although the main hours of work will ideally be 7:00-9:30am and 3:00-6:00pm Monday to Friday. There is, however, the possibility that the hours could be worked 7:00am - 12:30pm daily, to avoid the split shift. (27.5 hours per week.)


Our Caretaker is responsible for:

  1. Opening & Locking the school. This role also includes being the emergency contact and the possibility of overtime for lettings.
  2. Supervising the work of our team of contract cleaners.
  3. Health & Safety - This includes liaising with our School Business Manager and the H&S Officer of the Tenax Schools Trust; as well as completing relevant checks.
  4. General maintenance and liaison with external contractors. The role could also include some project management in the future.


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


If you are hard working and conscientious, flexible and friendly, with an enjoyment of working in a busy school setting and a commitment to the environment you work in, we can offer you an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to our beautiful school site. We would love to hear from candidates who would enjoy working with a friendly and committed team of adults and lovely children,  to maintain and develop our extensive grounds and buildings.

Information about the school

Leybourne Ss Peter & Paul CEP Academy is a one form entry Church of England Primary School, located on a beautiful site. We have 215 delightful, enthusiastic children, a strong, happy team of dedicated staff and actively supportive parents and Governors.

Every member of the school community works together to ensure that we maintain the highest standards in all areas of school life, with a strong Christian ethos underpinning every action. Our staff are incredibly supportive of each other and of the school community as a whole. Leybourne really is best described as a family.

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.

Leybourne Ss Peter and Paul CEP Academy is part of the Tenax Schools Trust.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tina Holditch
  • Address:Rectory Lane North, Leybourne, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5HD
  • Telephone: (01732) 842008
  • Email: headteacher@leybourne.school

Fax: (01732) 842009


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).