• SchoolHorizon Primary Academy
  • SalaryKent Range
  • Start DateASAP
  • Closing DateFriday 27th November 2020
  • InterviewsW/B 30th November 2020

Job Summary

Post Title: Caretaker
School: Horizon Primary Academy
Location: Hilda May Avenue, SWANLEY, Kent BR8 7BT
Grade: Kent Range
Hours per Week: 25
Weeks per year: 52
Post Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date for Applications: 27th November 2020
Interview date: W/B 30 th November 2020

Horizon is a school that is committed to high standards and raising achievement.
We are a creative and aspirational team with a consistent drive for innovation and school improvement.

We are seeking to recruit a flexible, enthusiastic hard-working self- motivated and reliable Caretaker as soon as possible. Good communication, interpersonal and DIY skills are essential. To work in our busy school, you must be positive, hardworking and have a strong commitment to high standards of service delivery and customer care.

Duties will include the caretaking of the school as directed by the Business Manager to maintain our lovely school and to give an efficient professional service that supports the learning of all our pupils and provides a safe, clean environment for our staff, parents and visitors. The ideal candidate will be proactive, have a can-do attitude and be hands on in undertaking practical jobs around the school premises. The pupils’ needs must be at the heart of everything you do, ensuring that you keep them safe by assisting the staff in maintaining a high standard within the premises.

You will be responsible for the security of the premises, general maintenance work and repairs including grounds maintenance, health and safety issues relating to the building, cleaning and porterage duties. It is essential that you are physically fit and capable of regular stooping, bending, lifting and carrying of equipment, materials, furniture and be able to climb ladders.

There will need to be a degree of flexibility around certain key events in the school calendar, eg parents evenings, governing body meetings, school fairs etc. You may be expected to undertake lettings for the school premises.

This is a part-time, all year-round position and the working hours are 25 hours per week Monday to Friday. The 2 shifts per day are from 7:30am to 9:30am in the morning and from 3pm to 6pm in the evening plus to be on emergency callout outside school hours.

To get a clear picture of the school and the opportunities we can offer you, a visit is highly recommended. Please contact the Business Manager Tracey Kitchen on 01322 610064 or via email at To apply for this vacancy please fill in an application and send to the Business Manager Tracey Kitchen at the school address or email to References will be requested for those short-listed ONLY and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. CVs will not be accepted.

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. For more details about our passionate commitment to the safeguarding of children, please view the safeguarding section of our school website at: http://www.horizon-

Equal Opportunities
TKAT is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

Please fill in the attached TKAT application form and return by email or post.
Closing date: 27.11.20
Interviews: W/B 30.11.20
Salary: Kent Range

How To Apply

To apply for this role please download and complete the attached Application Form then send to:

Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent / Bromley / Bexley, BR8 7BTT: 01322 665 235F: 01322 610 066
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