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Site Assistant - Full-time

The Whitstable School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-4091-460S
  • Posted:22/11/2022
  • Pay:£16,648 - £17,376 Pro Rata (£20,532 - £21,431 FTE)
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:12/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 12th December 2022

Advert

  • Permanent
  • 30 hours a week, all year round.
  • £16,648 - £17,376 Pro Rata (£20,532 - £21,431 FTE) SAT 4
  • 2 positions available

The Whitstable School is looking to appoint a suitable person to join our Premises team.

We are seeking a practical person with a 'can do' attitude, who is prepared to turn their hand to anything, sometimes at short notice. The role will be varied, no two days are the same in our busy school and we are therefore looking for someone who:

  • Has a flexible approach
  • Has experience of using tools and machinery to carry out repairs/site maintenance
  • Is able to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Has a willingness to work outside core hours, if required
  • Is reliable
  • Is a good timekeeper

The successful applicant will report directly to the Site Manager and involves supporting with the general maintenance of equipment and buildings including undertaking minor repairs, porter duties, the locking and unlocking of buildings, liaising with contractors and ensuring the school site is kept safe and clean.

This role is 30 hours per week, hours to be discussed at interview. There is an expectation that the successful candidates will commit to working one weekend in every four (on rotation with other members of the team).

We offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive;

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements in the person specification. Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Chris Branson, Site Manager, at chris.branson@swale.at or 01227 931300.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: w/c 12th December 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

The Whitstable School is part of the Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. Rated by Ofsted in February 2018 as a Good school, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs A Gibson
  • Address:The Whitstable School, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX
  • Telephone: 01227 931300
  • Email: tws_admin@swale.at

Documents

Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.