Job Reference : 001101
Academy : Mascalls Academy
Closing Date : 16/10/2017
Employment Start Date : 06/11/2017
Salary : Kent Range 4 (£16,968-£17,826)
Employment Type : Permanent
Department : Premises
Hours Per week : 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

About the role:  Mascalls Academy has an opportunity for a Caretaker to join our site team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the security, care and availability of the academy’s buildings, furniture, fittings and equipment as well as maintaining the physical environment to promote the efficient use of the academy’s assets to support its educational objectives.  You will undertake a planned maintenance programme of painting, repairs, etc under direction of the Premises Manager. For more information please consult the Job Description.

The working basis of this role is 37 hours per week (7½ hours per day plus ½ hour unpaid lunch) on a rotating shift (8am – 4pm and 11.30am – 7.30pm).  We can offer our successful candidate 25 days annual leave per annum in addition to bank holidays, and the opportunity to be a part of a well established and productive team.  

We’d like to hear from you if you are:

  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
  • Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Reliable and dependable.  


What are we looking for in you?  To be successful you need to be passionate, flexible and resilient under pressure.  The successful candidate will be able to work well as a member of a collaborative team but equally work on their own using their own initiative and be innovative in streamlining current systems.

Working at Mascalls Academy:  Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential.  Our recent OFSTED inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”.  Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate; it is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.  Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers.  We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong collaborative team, not only within Mascalls but with the wider Trust as well.

About Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.  As part of the cluster structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical areas to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.

Diversity at our core:  We are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our staff equally, without compromise.  

We are committed to safeguarding children and successful candidate will be subject to an Enhance DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.