Caretaker Vacancy at Bishop Chavasse School

Caretaker Vacancy at Bishop Chavasse School
Temporary until 31st December 2019
Closing date Midday on Tuesday 23rd January 2018

We are seeking to appoint a temporary Caretaker to support our new school whilst we are in our temporary accommodation.

Key duties will include unlocking and preparing the site to welcome our children and staff each morning.

As a small team, all staff are prepared to “roll up their sleeves” to meet the needs of the pupils, and you will be no different. You will undertake routine, statutory health and safety checks under the direction of the Headteacher and School Business Manager, and maintenance duties that will vary from de-icing the site in cold weather, through to tackling drains, and building furniture. No two days will be the same!

Our successful candidate will work from 7 am to 9 am each school morning, plus INSET days. A further two weeks will be worked in the August school holidays, although the hours could be consolidated as longer days. The exact dates are to be agreed. Additional hours may be available as agreed with the Headteacher.

The temporary contract will run until 31st December 2018 when the ongoing needs of the site are reviewed.

Information about the school

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School opened in September 2017 as part of the Tenax Schools Trust. The school is a 4-11 Church of England two form entry primary free school located in and mainly serving Tonbridge South (postcode area TN11).

The core of our vision is to create an outstanding Church of England primary school at the heart of local community where all pupils, regardless of background, are offered a taught curriculum from the start which enables them to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential. Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School will be at the forefront of developing new approaches to learning, embedding the ‘mastery’ approach to primary phase teaching and learning and securing the very best outcomes for pupils.

Currently operating in temporary buildings on our site, we are looking forward to work starting on our permanent accommodation.

Tenax Schools Trust was founded by Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (Bennett) an Outstanding secondary school, located in nearby Tunbridge Wells. Bennett is a designated Teaching School, part of the Altius teaching school alliance which provides significant opportunities for development to staff across the Trust. Other schools in the Trust include Sir Henry Fermor Primary School, Brenchley and Matfield CE Primary School, Leybourne St Peter and St Paul Primary School and Jarvis Brook Primary School.


All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. Please email [email protected] for an application pack, which includes the job description and person specification.


Applications should be submitted by Midday on Tuesday 23rd January 2018 via email to [email protected] or on paper to the school office.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 12th January 2018 at Bishop Chavasse Primary School, 2a Baker Lane, Tonbridge, TN11 0FB

Closing Date: Midday on Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Bishop Chavasse Primary School is part of the Tenax Schools Trust. We are an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.