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Apprentice Caretaker - Full-time

Oaklands School, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-2433-119S
  • Posted:26/11/2021
  • Pay:Apprentice Scale
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:WB 29/11/21


At Oaklands, we are lucky to have fantastic grounds and amazing facilities.  Our children love our school- from our very own swimming pool, exciting forest school or professional training kitchen, they love developing their learning in specialist learning environment. 


We are looking for an eager and new Apprentice Caretaker to work with our current site team in developing this further. We love to make the most of our school and so always looking for new and exciting ways to expand and develop. 

Do you have the skills and imagination to help develop our site further? 


We are looking for a someone who is practically minded to help maintain the standard of the school while also developing their own skills in Premises Management.  We want our site to be the best possible condition and reflect the pride we have in our children into our building. 

Can you keep our school a stimulating and safe learnign environment?    

As this role is an apprenticeship role, you will have the extra benefit of face to face and online training.  You will develop the skills, knowledge and attitude to become a successful caretaker or site manager of your own school one day.  We want a keen learner who wants to soak up as muhc learning as possible. 

Information about the school

Oaklands School is a Good school with results which are above national averages in all areas. We are a two form entry primary school situated in Walderslade. We also have a Children and Family Hub and Wellbeing Centre on site and so support our community from antenatal all the way to Year 6.

The school is set in extensive grounds and is well resourced, including our own swimming pool offering swimming from Year R through to Year 6, a Forest School, training kitchen, Art & Design Room, Radio Station, Running Track, Theatre Space and other superb opportunities for outside learning.

We offer wrap around care including breakfast and after school facilities to support working families. At Oaklands there is a very strong sense of being a team with dedicated staff whose aim is to offer our children a first class education.

At Oaklands we are committed to safeguarding and so there will be a range of checks which we will carry out with you including taking two professional references before interview; requesting a self-disclosure criminal record history and then several pre employment checks for the successful candidate.

We are part of the Westbrook Trust and enjoy the support and freedoms of being in a family of supportive schools who all share common values and ethos.

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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).