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Caretaker - Part-time

Fairford Academy Barnehurst, Barnehurst

  • Ref:KCC303-2062-12S
  • Posted:20/01/2022
  • Pay:Bexley 05 £19,698 pro rata (actual salary £15,550)
  • Start Date:28th February 2022
  • App Close Date:26/01/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:31st January 2022


25 hours per week 7am-12.00pm, 52 weeks per year

We are now looking to appoint a Caretaker to join our Premises Team in looking after our large primary school and grounds in order to maintain an excellent and safe school environment for staff and pupils. The successful candidate will ensure that their work is carried out to the highest possible standard.

The ideal candidate will be a conscientious, hard-working, flexible and self-motivated individual who will take pride in the presentation of our school. You will assist the Head Teacher and Premises Manager in ensuring the effective management, organisation and supervision of all matters relating to the school’s premises.

Your duties will include all aspects relating to security and safety of the premises, supervising cleaners, general maintenance and repairs, supervising contractors, some cleaning and ensuring the smooth running of the school. The job will include require flexibility of working hours on occasion and some additional hours in evenings and weekends to open and secure the premises for external lettings, school events or polling days.

Further details about this vacancy, including the Job Description and Person Specification, are available to download.

Your Application

To apply for this vacancy please download and complete the application form, from the downloads section below. Applications should be submitted via email to recruitmentnormandy@illuminateminds.org .  The closing date for applications is as stated above. Please note that we cannot accept Kent-Teach application forms or CV's.

References will be requested for applicants shortlisted for interview only and prior to interview. An example of the reference pro-forma is available to view from the downloads section below (Appendix A).

Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Applicants invited to interview stage will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure form.

An Enhanced DBS certificate will be required on provisional offer, including a check of the Children’s Barred List. Further vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  Normandy Primary School therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.


Information about the school

Fairford Academy Barnehurst is a three form entry school within the thriving Illuminate Minds Trust of two schools. Our ethos is providing Excellence Every Day throughout everything we do. The school is located in Barnehurst with excellent transport links.

The school’s values of ‘Happy and Bright’ are clearly evident within our passionate staff who work hard to ensure our children are provided with an exceptional educational setting.

For further information about the school, please visit: www.fairfordacademy.org where you can also view our virtual tour.

Job Contact Information


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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).