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Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker) - Full-time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-82-S
  • Posted:05/12/2022
  • Pay:£20,789 per annum + 25 days annual leave
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:12/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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We can accept applications electronically or in paper form for all Premises Maintenance Operative vacancies across Leigh Academies Trust. Paper applications can be collected from any LAT reception, or you can print it at home using the PDF document attached.

We are looking for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker) to join our site team at Snowfields Academy (Cranbrook College). This position will assist with the care of the academy premises, ranging from general maintenance duties including minor repair and refurbishment works, porterage, cleaning and other duties, supporting the current site team in ensuring the health and safety and security of the site.

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 under the direction of the Site Manager.

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis offering £20,789 per annum (based on 37 hours per week). Please note that the successful candidate may be required to support other sites within the Central Kent cluster of academies.

Benefits of working at a Leigh Academies Trust site;​​​​​​​

  • 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 ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

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.

Please note that paper applications are available from Snowfields Academy Reception.

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Information about the trust

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North 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. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.​​​​​​​

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 benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating on any grounds.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    Rochester,
    Kent,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.