Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker)
Wilmington Academy

Job reference: 005129

Location: Wilmington Academy

Closing date: 05/09/2022

Salary: £20,393 per annum + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Premises

Hours per week: Full time - 37 hours per week

Start Date: September 2022

Wilmington Academy has a fantastic opportunity for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker) to join our collaborative team from September 2022. This full-time position will assist the wider Site Team with the care of the academy 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 a busy academy. We offer 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays) which increases based on length of service. 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.​​​​​​​

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.​​​​​​​

Benefits of working 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 

This role is offered on 37 hours per week, please be aware that the hours alternate:

  • 6.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Thursday, with a 1.30pm finish on the Friday.
  • 2.00pm - 10.00pm Monday - Thursday with 2.30pm start on the Friday.
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 talent@latrust.org.uk 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.

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About Wilmington Academy: Wilmington Academy joined the Trust in September 2010. The Academy is very successful, where students from a wide variety of backgrounds and starting points can flourish and succeed. Our curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs and aspirations of all our young people and we have an extensive programme of enrichment and support that provides extra opportunities for personal development and growth.  We are housed in state of the art buildings in a semi-rural location just outside of Dartford. Rated by OfSTED as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management, Wilmington offers a calm and purposeful learning environment where students can flourish and succeed.

In September 2017 we became an International Baccalaureate World School and offer the IB Career-related Programme in key stage 5. In July 2020 we were successfully authorised to deliver the IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3, to ensure we provide our students with a truly world class education. Value added puts it in the top band for similar schools nationally in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and examination outcomes are among the best of non-selective schools in Kent.

Academic excellence, hard work and good manners are expected of all our students. International- mindedness, cultural understanding and an appreciation of the benefits diversity can bring are at the heart of what we believe.  Our success is achieved through teamwork. Subject teams work closely together to share resources and ideas to achieve the very best outcomes for our students. We support the Trust model of small schools within a school, so that no student is left behind. Vertical tutor groups, an excellent pastoral programme underpinned by a strong moral purpose, helps students to develop into responsible, well-educated young adults who are ready to take their next steps in life. A large proportion of our students go on to University and high level apprenticeships.

We aim for excellence in everything we do and have received recognition at regional and national level for our work. We are forward thinking and outward facing, constantly striving to advance and improve. We are very supportive and offer excellent training and development opportunities for staff at the various stages of their careers. We are a friendly, caring and ambitious community placing the academic progress and welfare of our students at the heart of everything we do.  We work closely with Leigh Academies Trust, external partners and organisations to ensure we provide the educational experience our students need to make their way in an increasingly complex and ever changing world.

Click here to view our website and learn more about Wilmington Academy.​​​​​​

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Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 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 2030 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.

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