Premises Operative (with driving responsibilities)
Leigh Academies Trust

Job reference: 003337

Location: Leigh Academies Trust

Closing date: 05/04/2021

Salary: £18,476 per annum + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Premises

Hours per week: Full time - 37 hours per week

Start Date: As soon as possible

About the role: Leigh Academies Trust have a fantastic opportunity for committed and motivated Premises Operatives to join our experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative Site Team. The Premises Operatives will assist the wider Site Team with the care of the Hoo Peninsula Academies with the main site being The Hundred of Hoo Academy (Secondary), ranging from general maintenance duties including minor repair and refurbishment works, porterage and other duties, supporting the Estates Manager in ensuring the health and safety and security of a busy academy. Applicants will need a flexible approach to working hours and duties and may be required to cover the duties of other team members in their absence, occasionally. Both roles are a permanent, full-time basis and the successful candidates will start with us as soon as possible.

Applicants need to be trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, physically fit, conscientious and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Ideally you will have good DIY skills, some knowledge of Health & Safety, basic IT skills and an understanding of safeguarding.  We offer fantastic CPD opportunities as an academy and as a wider multi-academy trust so can provide support if there are any areas that you may need to be upskilled or trained.

The basis for this role is permanent, full-time and the salary is £18,476 per annum with the role requiring driving responsibilities such as the ability to drive a MINIBUS LITE and overseeing the maintenance of Academy vehicles.

Please view the job descriptions which differentiate each role and if you have any questions please contact Holly Neve (Trust Recruitment Coordinator) on​​​​​​​

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 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. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.  

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.

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.  

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team -
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.  


The closing date for this job has now passed.