Premises Assistant
Horsmonden Primary Academy

Job reference: 002256

Location: Horsmonden Primary Academy

Closing date: 18/10/2019

Salary: £17,364 - £18,611 per annum based on experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Premises

Hours per week: Negotiable: 7/8 hours per day as a split shift or may suit 2 part-time staff

Start Date: As soon as possible

Are you a practical person with good DIY skills?

Are you looking for part time work, finishing before lunchtime or working just afternoons?

Or are you interested in pursuing a career in site management in a full time role?

Do you like working with a friendly team in a happy environment?

If so, we would be delighted to receive your application for this role. Horsmonden Primary Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive Premises Assistant to join our friendly school site team. The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day care of the school premises and grounds whilst ensuring high standards of cleaning by the cleaning team and security of the buildings.

Applicants will need a flexible approach to working hours and duties very occasionally. You should be trustworthy, reliable, hard-working, conscientious and be able to work independently or as part of a team. You will have a general knowledge of Health & Safety, basic IT skills, a good understanding of Safeguarding, be able to undertake basic maintenance tasks, and be responsible for the security of the building whilst on duty. The working basis is negotiable; we can offer the position on a basis of 7-8 hours per day as a split shift, or as a part-time opportunity for more than one member of staff.  Please inform us in your application of your preference.     

In return, you will receive;

*A competitive salary*  

*25 days annual leave which increases with length of service (pro-rata if part-time)* 

*Highly attractive pension plan*

*Superb support network*

*A variety of training opportunities*

*Opportunities for career progression if desired*

*Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme*

Working for Horsmonden Primary Academy:  Horsmonden Primary Academy, located on the outskirts of Maidstone, is set in a thriving and popular rural village with a strong community feel. The school has been on this site since 1969 and has been extended and improved several times. As well as ample teaching space, there is a newly re-developed library, extensive grounds and quality outdoor play equipment. 

Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. 

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

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.


The closing date for this job has now passed.