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Primary School Caretaker - Part-time

High Firs Primary School, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-2615-82S
  • Posted:10/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:25/01/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:1st February 2022


School Caretaker

22.5 hours per week

Salary: Kent Range 3 (£18,425 pro rata)

Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term (in the first instance)


We are looking for a multi-skilled, reliable and adaptable solution-focussed person who would enjoy taking on a challenging and varied role to become the new caretaker of our one form entry primary school. 


If you take pride in your work and enjoy working in a small, friendly and supportive community then this could be the role for you. 


We are looking for a hard-working and helpful person, committed to maintaining and improving our school’s environment by undertaking a range of both practical and manual work.  Duties will include all aspects of indoor and grounds site maintenance and so a wide range of practical skills will be needed. 


We also need someone to open up the school in the morning, undertake a small amount of cleaning duties and to be a key holder with responsibility for emergency callouts.  We are also looking for someone who can play a vital role in ensuring our health and safety compliance through carrying out maintenance checks and keeping accurate records.


The contract will be for 52 weeks per year, including 5 weeks of holiday to be taken out of term time. Hours of work during term-time will be four and a half hours a day from 6.30am to 11am Monday to Friday, although this may be negotiable and flexible depending on circumstances.



We can offer you…

  • A great team of friendly and professional staff and fantastic children
  • Wide ranging professional development opportunities
  • A super working environment


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children.

All applicants will be asked for two references prior to interview and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Further information:

The KCC Support Staff Application form is available on request by emailing recruitment@high-firs.kent.sch.uk or by asking at the School Office.

Application deadline: 25th January 2022                  Interviews: 1st February 2022

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 and 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 and a space for community activities.

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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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).