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Caretaker & Maintenance Operative

If you are a multi-trade/handyperson looking for your next opportunity in the beautiful Kent countryside, this new vacancy may be of interest to you.


Application Closing Date: 23rd February 2024

Start Date:
March 2024

Permanent (with on-site accommodation)


Bethany is a vibrant and forward-thinking co-ed independent day and boarding School, for 11 – 18 year olds. Rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI in 2023


We are currently looking to appoint a hardworking and flexible out-of-hours Caretaker & Maintenance Operative to join the Estates Team on a permanent basis reporting to the Maintenance Coordinator.


The successful candidate will have a multiskilled background, be proactive in approach, flexible, reliable, and a pragmatic decision maker.


Salary: £26,500 per annum.


On-site accommodation: A two-bedroom property is available at one third of rental value with paid Council Tax and Water bills for the on-call element of role. No pets are allowed unfortunately.


Other benefits include: Generous pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, on-site parking, free lunches during term time and ongoing training and development opportunities.


Working hours: 27.5 hours per week.

  • Typical term time hours: 14:30 – 20:30 (plus emergency after hours call until 7.00am)
  • Includes a 30 minute unpaid break per working day.
  • Typical school holiday hours: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Weekend shift: one weekend in four on call. During the on call weekend you will be required to undertake a 30 minute walk around our campus and grounds and do a pool test each day.
    In addition on Sunday, a 1 hour mini bus service for Boarders. During the weekend on call, you will be required to be within an hours driving distance from Bethany School.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


Bethany School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the position, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and previous employers. As part of your role, you will be required to adhere to all School Policies, to include but not be limited to Safeguarding and Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Health & Safety.


Bethany School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and appointments will be made without regard to gender, age or ethnic origin.

Our teachers are specialists in their respective fields and are passionate about delivering the very highest standard of learning to enrich and accelerate our pupils.

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