Assistant Caretaker, Bexley

Closing date:

St. Paul's (Slade Green) Primary SchoolBexley
Date posted:
Start date: November 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £7,637 - £7,665 pa
Contract term: Permanent

Reference: SCH4105

Hours: 15 (3.00pm – 6.00pm Mon – Fri)
Weeks: 52
Grade: BEX 04

St. Paul’s (Slade Green) Primary School is a dynamic, forward thinking learning community for pupils aged 4-11. We seek to challenge our pupils’ perceptions and aim to equip them with the skills to be independent and resilient learners.

We are looking for an Assistant Caretaker to support the work of our Premises Manager at the school. The successful candidate will have a flexible and positive approach to the job.

Key responsibilities of the role include being one of the main key holders, locking the school in the evenings, general maintenance of the school and ensuring health and safety, security and cleanliness standards are upheld at all times.

Typical hours will be 15:00 - 18:00 Mon - Fri. There will be a requirement to be flexible and at times, there may also be the opportunity to work extra hours for specific events.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role, preferably in a school setting
  • Strong communication skills and a flexible approach
  • The ability to work under pressure, use initiative and manage conflicting priorities
  • Knowledge and experience of maintenance and health and safety compliance

The school is a member of the Trinitas Academy Trust, a collaboration of one secondary school and five primary schools. All the schools are working together in close partnership in order to provide the best opportunities for Children and Staff alike.

Trinitas Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

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. The 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.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

For further information about the school please visit the school website:

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 20th October 4pm.
Interviews: Wednesday 1st November

To apply for this vacancy please click on the link  ‘Download Application Form’ under the Vacancy Links heading below. This will open the relevant application form which you should complete and either post directly to the school address or email the Principal, Mrs Cornford at 

If you require any further information or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Walford (school office) on 01322 334689.

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


St Paul’s (Slade Green) Primary School
Slade Green Road,
Erith, Kent

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