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Assistant Caretaker
  • Employer: Hempstead Schools Federation
  • Reference: HJS/20/136162
  • Published: Thu 22/10/2020, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/11/2020, 16:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 20 hours hours per week
  • Salary: Salary: D2 (£18,933 - £21,748 pro-rata)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: hempstead Federation , Kent

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Assistant Caretaker

Location: Hempstead Infant School, Hempstead Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 3QG Hempstead Junior School, Birch Grove, Gillingham Kent. ME7 3HJ


Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Working Pattern: 20 hours per week / 5 days per week (Part-time, 10.00am to 2.30pm / ½ hour lunch break) 

We are seeking to recruit an experienced, hard-working, motivated and dedicated Assistant Caretaker to work across both schools. The successful applicant will work to support the school within all areas of maintenance, cleanliness, health and safety and security. You will support the Site Manager with day to day maintenance tasks to ensure a safe, clean and learning environment and have key holding responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have the DIY skills to undertake day to day repairs and building maintenance
• Have a basic understanding of Health and Safety requirements ideally in schools
• Be able to adhere to school working procedures and policies
• Have good communication skills both verbal and written
• Be able to manage own workload and be adaptable and flexible to whatever is required of them for the effective running of the school.

Previous experience of working in a school or educational setting in a similar role is desirable. You will be part of a committed and supportive team and have a flexible and positive outlook, becoming an integral part of our school community. This post will require the successful candidate to work split shifts during term time as indicated above and be flexible during the school holiday period. (annual leave to be taken during the school holiday period)

School Information: Hempstead Infant and Hempstead Junior Schools are larger than average schools and consists of a friendly learning community, which seeks to provide an inclusive education for all our pupils. Both schools are currently judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted and are working towards building on this success. We have high aspirations and expectations for our learners, whilst ensuring that each pupil is recognised as an individual. Our staff are dedicated, enthusiastic and encourage achievement, respect and discipline. We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing and welcoming start to school life, especially during those early years when key social skills and attitudes are acquired and developed for life.

If you would like to arrange to visit the school, or if you have any questions about this role, please contact Mrs Balvinder Singh, on 01634 365969/371823 or via email: officejuniors@hsf.medway.sch.uk. 

Safeguarding Statement: The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of suitable references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Equal Opportunities: The school is committed to promoting equal opportunities and combatting discrimination and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications from under-represented groups including  ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Closing on: Monday 2nd November 2020 – 4.00pm

Interview on: Wednesday 11th November 2020