Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker) - Multiple Vacancies, Various Locations
Leigh Academies Trust

Job reference: 003841

Location: Leigh Academies Trust

Closing date: 20/12/2021

Salary: £19,799 per annum + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Premises

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: As soon as possible

Every year, we employ a number of Premises Maintenance Operatives (Caretakers) across Leigh Academies Trust within our Primary, Secondary and SEN academies. This pivotal role assists the broader Site Team with the care of the school premises, a range of general maintenance duties within the buildings and the grounds whilst ensuring the security of school premises. 

If you’re interested and would like to find out more about the opportunities available, please provide us with a few details and upload your CV. Our Talent Team will contact you within 48 hours of registering your details to discuss what we have to offer, current and upcoming opportunities across our academies.  

To find out more about what the role of Premises Maintenance Operative entails, please view the Job Description below. 

Some of the highlights of this role include:

  • ​​​​​​​Being part of a friendly and support team
  • Helping make a difference to young lives
  • Supportive and friendly culture
  • Flexible and pro-active ethos
  • Training and full support offered
  • Mileage allowance
  • Paid overtime
  • Fantastic pension scheme
  • On site parking
  • Dedicated site office

Do you know anyone that might be interested in a Caretaker/Premises Maintenance Operative role? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply email with the candidates’ name and contact details and we will be in touch with them about potential opportunities across the Trust. *Please ensure to obtain the person's consent to share their personal details.​​​​​​​

For candidates who would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification, we can also offer the chance for candidates to undertake a Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship via LAT Apprenticeships. If you are a school leaver or new to the profession, this programme will offer you the chance to learn new skills and get ahead in your career. ​​​​​​​


Apprenticeship Summary
Annual wage:  Starting salary £10,000 per annum
Working weeks:  Monday - Friday throughout the full year
Total hours per week (on average): 37 hours per week (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme) + holiday allowance
Apprenticeship duration:  12-15 months
Start date: Variable (dependent on employer)
Apprenticeship level:  Level 2
Apprenticeship standard:  Property Maintenance Operative
Positions available:  Multiple

Future prospects:  This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising career within the wider property maintenance remit. Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such as a technical specialist e.g. electrical or plumbing, or continuing as a generalist and working towards supervisory and management roles, e.g. facilities management, across a wide range of sectors.

Contact: If you have any queries or would like to speak with a member of the Talent Team, please contact us on 01634 412 258 or

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. 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 organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. 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.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff. 

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

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.