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Caretaker- Full time KR3

Job Specification for Caretaker
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We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, dedicated worker, a flexible and caring person to join our friendly school community. Reporting to the Senior Caretaker, and line managers, the job involves locking up, ensuring the school buildings and surrounding site are maintained, kept safe, clean and tidy at all times.  An ability to work independently is desired and will occasionally include dealing with contractors, deliveries, cleaning designated areas (along a dedicated cleaning team) and moving heavy packages. You will support the Senior Caretaker to maintain and further improve the school facilities. The job is working shift pattern and due to the nature of the role, flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work hard is required. Occasionally, the job requires earlier or latter finish to meet deadline or due to certain events taking place. Working at heights, water and fire safety testing and COSHH experience (training will be available for both of these duties). Other key skills, experience and knowledge of using associated power tools are highly desirable e.g. woodworking, plumbing, fencing, plastering as we like to keep as much work as possible in-house. The role also involved monitoring school entrance/exit, and parking at key times in order to safeguard children, parents/carers and staff on site, liaising with peers through a radio.

Some cleaning duties of class/meeting rooms and toilets will also be required in case of spillage or in designated areas.

Joy Lane Primary School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in its care.  Therefore, as with all positions in our school the post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Baring Service and relevant references being received.

Information about the School

Joy Lane Primary is a successful community school with over 20 classes and growing. The school is located near Whitstable city centre and a stone throw away from the sea. We enjoy a good size site that includes a swimming pool and a large playing field. The staffs along with the facilities are dedicated to provide all our children the best opportunity to learn

To join our dedicated team, please download, print and fill the Support Application form, then either post or email filled-in application to the below address/email.

Contact Information JM Henderson-Varlin
Joy Lane Primary School. 
Joy Lane.
Kent. CT5 4LT
Telephone: (01227) 261 430
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
School Type: Primary

Successful applicants will be contacted by phone to arrange an interview in the next couple of weeks
Previous applicants need not apply
Expected starting date 1st September 2017 (subject to DBS and references checks)