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We are currently recruiting for a new member of the maintenance team;

School Caretaker, Groundsman, Driver, Meadows School

Job Ref: SEA723

Area(s): South East England

Based: Meadows School, London Road, Southborough, Kent, TN4 0RJ

Full Time: 36.25 hours per week


Meadows School is a successful non-maintained residential and day special school (9-16) and off-site unit 16+ unit (16-19) run by Barnardo's, providing education for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties; Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Speech and Language difficulties and associated learning difficulties.

The school has a 19 acre main campus and operates several sites and buildings across the local area.


Salary Scale, Barnardo's D18A (£17,950 TO £20,187)

Hours of work: 36.25 with flexibility

Ideally to start Spring 2017, start date negotiable

We require a Caretaker/Gardener/Driver who can;

- Assist and support the Premises Supervisor in school and grounds maintenance tasks

- Work as a part of the maintenance team to ensure the buildings and grounds are maintained to a high standard

- Supervise other maintenance staff, liaise with contractors and ensure compliance with legislation and Barnardo's procedures

And who has;

- An understanding and awareness of health and safety legislation and implementation

- Experience of building and maintenance, repairs and grounds work

- A flexible and adaptable approach to tasks

- A clean driving licence

- A willingness to undertake further training

For further information on Meadows School in the first instance please consult the school website at: or contact Stephen Hawkins (Premises Supervisor) on 01892 529144. Visits to the school are encouraged.

Applicants will be required to undertake a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household as the applicant or who lives at their address, is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

Closing Date: 27/01/2017

Interview Date(s):  w/c 30/01/2017

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