Caretaker Vacancy at Bishop Chavasse School

Caretaker Vacancy at Bishop Chavasse School
Temporary until 31st December 2019
Closing date Midday on Wednesday 10th January 2018

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School is welcoming applications from our local community for the position of School Caretaker. We are seeking to appoint a part-time, resourceful, reliable caretaker with initiative and a broad range of DIY skills. While we are in our current temporary accommodation, the position is temporary and requires a 10 hour week, for 41 weeks per year (in addition to paid holiday entitlement) until December 31st 2019. This is term-time, plus 2 weeks in August. There is a strong possibility of the position becoming full-time and permanent for the right candidate. Pay will be at £8.80 per hour. Tasks involve general day to day site duties, including key holding, site security, and supervision of cleaning staff, small scale building works, repairs and ensuring the site is Health and Safety compliant and keeping appropriate records and logs. As we grow as a school and move into our permanent building (which is currently under development), the role offers exciting opportunities to be part of establishing this brand new, purpose built site and is likely to expand to full-time/permanent.

The successful candidate must be able to work on his/her own initiative, have excellent organisational skills, and be extremely flexible, trustworthy and reliable with a positive approach to work. They must have a sense of pride in the school environment. The caretaker is responsible for ensuring the school buildings and premises are maintained to a high standard.

You will work with the Business Manager to identify and manage cyclical and on-going maintenance priorities that ensure the safety of the site at all times. It is a varied and busy role requiring flexibility, adaptability and a ‘can do’ approach to all tasks. You will enjoy building upon existing relationships to ensure the school has a strong bank of skilled contractors available, be able to prioritise tasks and positively contribute ideas and solutions to problems that arise.

You will be willing to undertake training and we offer a range of training courses for your professional development.

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 Wednesday 10th 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 Wednesday 10th 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.