Leigh Academy Blackheath

Job reference: 001520

Location: Leigh Academy Blackheath

Closing date: 30/07/2018

Salary: Starting salary up to £18,291 per annum in the first year

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Premises

Hours per week: 37 hours per week, full year

Start Date: Not specified

Join Leigh Academy Blackheath as the founding Caretaker of our brand new school!  Not many job opportunities can boast that the successful candidate will be the first member of the team…

Leigh Academy Blackheath opens its doors to the first cohort of Year 7 students from September 2018 – an incredibly exciting time for the local community that the school serves.  We have appointed our leadership team and teaching team, and we are now in the process of making the final support staff appointments to ensure we are fully operational when we ‘get the keys’ to our academy in mid-August 2018. 

We know that the Caretaker role is pivotal to the smooth day-to-day running of the school and our successful candidate will take care of the academy premises in a range of ways including general maintenance duties (minor repair and refurbishment works), porterage, security, health and safety, etc.  But don’t worry, you won’t be on your own… you’ll have the support and guidance from our highly experienced and knowledge Business Manager who oversees this remit at Leigh Academy Blackheath. 

We will operate a split shift to ensure the academy needs are catered for’ the working hours are 7.00am - 11.00am and 2.30pm - 6.00pm Monday to Friday.  This is a permanent contract over the full 52 weeks of the year, i.e our school remains open during when the students and staff are on school breaks and we carry out a variety of projects during the school holidays.  We offer 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays) which increases based on length of service.  Our appointed candidate will join us as close to 20th August 2018 as possible. 

We offer fantastic CPD opportunities as an academy and as a wider multi-academy trust so can provide full support if there are any areas that you may need to be upskilled or trained.  There is also scope for this role to progress into a Site Manager opportunity over the next few years as our academy expands, so for those of you seeking great career progression, this is the role for you!

Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for more information.  

We’d like to hear from you if you:

  • Thrive on working collaboratively with your colleagues as well as independently on a variety of projects and tasks
  • Have good DIY skills, some knowledge of Health & Safety, basic IT skills and an understanding of safeguarding
  • Are motivated and a self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Are reliable, dependable and flexible to the demands of the job.  


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust 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 people equally, without compromise. 

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

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early dependant on the quality and quantity of applications, therefore earlier applications are encouraged. 


The closing date for this job has now passed.