About the role: Leigh Academies Trust has a fantastic opportunity for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative to join our collaborative team from December 2021, working across our academies in the Maidstone area.
This full time position will assist the wider Estates Team with the care of the academies' premises, ranging from general maintenance duties including minor repair and refurbishment works, porterage and other duties, supporting the Site Manager in ensuring the health and safety and security of our academies.
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 training opportunities so can provide support if there are any areas that you may need to be up-skilled or trained.
The successful candidate will be joining an experienced team and be expected to work at the following academies, under the direction of the Site Manager: Oaks Primary Academy, Langley Park Primary Academy, Tree Tops Primary Academy, Molehill Primary Academy, Snowfields Academy and Bearsted Primary Academy (situated within the same building as Snowfields Academy). Due to the mobile nature of the role the successful applicant will need to have a driving licence and access to their own vehicle.
This is a full time and permanent position which offers a salary of £19,799 per annum, based on 37 hours per week. Please be aware that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis, therefore, we strongly encourage early applications.
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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 email@example.com 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.
Benefits of working as a Caretaker at a Leigh Academies Trust site;
- 25 days annual leave per annum + bank holidays, increasing to 30 days + bank holidays based on 5 years' service
- Full company closure and time off between Christmas and New Year
- You'll be part of a friendly and supportive team
- A flexible and proactive ethos
- Training and qualifications supported / encouraged
- Mileage allowance for travel between sites
- Paid overtime
- Generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme)
- Free, on-site parking at every site
- Dedicated site office
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.
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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.