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Facilities and Estates Assistant - Full-time

Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5443-217S
  • Posted:23/11/2022
  • Pay: £20,031 to £20,947 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:wc 12 December 2023


Tonbridge Grammar School 

Facilities & Estates Assistant 

Full-time (all year round) 

Salary £20,031 to £20,947 per annum depending on experience  

28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays and Christmas closure) 

Generous Local Government Pension Scheme – 22.5% employer contribution 

Free use of the Fitness Suite    

An experienced maintenance person is sought to work as part of the team responsible for the day-to-day security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the school estate and associated facilities in order to ensure the school environment is safe and fit for purpose; maintaining a high quality teaching and learning environment for users. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • To carry out security procedures across the School estate including the 

               routine and non-routine opening and closing of the School estate; 

  • To maintain the School’s health and safety compliance systems including regular water testing and flushing, emergency light and fire alarm tests maintaining registers as required and to report any Health and Safety breaches to the Facilities and Estates Manager;  
  • To support internal school events by preparing facilities, setting up IT and configuring rooms as required; 
  • To support external events (commercial lettings) by preparing facilities, setting up IT and configuring rooms as required; 
  • Report any defects of the estates, furniture, fittings and equipment to the Facilities and Estates Manager; 
  • To undertake ad hoc urgent repairs including water leaks, repairs of doors, windows and furniture and cleaning up after breakages and spillages; 

The successful candidate will be offered an annualised hours contract, consisting of 37 core hours per week across a 5-day shift pattern (Monday to Saturday). This will include some early mornings (7am), some evening shifts and at least one Saturday per month.   

Please send completed application forms to: personnel@tgs.kent.sch.uk 

Deadline for applications: Midday Friday 9 December 2022 

Interviews: Week commencing 12 December 2022  

Tonbridge Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online an online search on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted and we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.  

Information about the school

About Tonbridge Grammar School

We are a high achieving selective grammar school with academy status, educating girls between the ages of 11 to 16 and girls and boys in the Sixth Form (1166 students on roll). The School prepares students for GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme following the Middle Years Programme in Years 7-9. Our students are encouraged to take part in an extensive range of extracurricular activities.

TGS is situated in Kent ‘the garden of England’, close to Royal Tunbridge Wells. This location is ideal for trips to London and you will also find beautiful countryside on your doorstep. Excellent transport links to both London and the coast.

Ethos and Values

Tonbridge Grammar School is an IBO World School and our ethos and values are closely aligned to those of the International Baccalaureate Organisation with its focus on intercultural awareness, holistic learning and communication.

Benefits of joining our community

There is a collegiality amongst the staff at TGS which creates a working environment that is intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding.

Staff benefits include:

• Two full days of induction and a professional studies programme throughout your first year (teaching staff) • Internationally accredited IB training and MA opportunities (teaching staff) • For NQT’s – Employment form July: phased timetable of teaching and observations, payment over the summer holiday preceding your first year with us • 10 Academy days giving time for team collaboration and meetings • Motivated and talented students who are eager to learn in a calm and positive environment • Teachers’ Pension and Local Government Pension Scheme • Well-being package provided by Schools Advisory Service • Free use of the School gym • Bike to work scheme • Wellbeing package • Organised staff social activities

Ofsted rating is Outstanding (October 2019)

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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.