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Caretaker - Goodwin Academy


Caretaker - Goodwin Academy
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 (Full or Part Time  Opportunities  Available)  

Grade C £17,632 - £19,769 (Pro-rata £16,678 - £18,700)

 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

 Working pattern - 5pm-10pm  Monday  to Friday and 8AM - 6PM on Saturday  


*Please note we are also open to applicants seeking part time work and would encourage anyone interested in part time options  to email to discuss further 


Thinking Facilities are looking for a Caretaker to assist the Facilities Manager with overseeing the day-to-day tasks at Goodwin Academy in Deal. On occasion there will be limited travel to other Trust Schools in Kent.

You will be a responsible person and competent in all aspects of site maintenance.  It is imperative that our Site Team successfully manage our school premises and associated facilities, ensuring that the premises are secure, safe and well-maintained at all times to reflect the standards of education and behaviour within the school.


What you will need to succeed:

  • Previous experience in a similar role 
  • Practical skills in maintenance and cleaning
  • Provide a high quality of customer service 
  • Health & Safety awareness for members of the public and staff
  • The ability to work independently and be comfortable as a lone worker
  • Flexibility of working hours  
  • Experience of working within an Academy/School is desirable.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft office.


What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time
  • The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme
  • Annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service.
  • A competitive salary
  • A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the schools and the Central Trust team 
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas


Our Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
  • In this way we transform life chances

    View our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

    What you need to do now:

    If you are interested in working in our friendly schools, then please apply today!

    Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

    If this position  is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please click here to join our Talent Pool.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


    The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

    JD Facilities Assistant.pdf


    Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via