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Assistant Site Manager - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7070-121S
  • Posted:23/01/2023
  • Pay:KR 4: £19,389 to £20,493 per annum
  • Start Date:As soon as available.
  • App Close Date:07/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Oakley School is the district Special School for day pupils, aged from 2 to 19 years all of whom have severe and/or complex needs, with communication and learning difficulties.

Our Mission: Children and Young People at the heart of all we do.

Our Ethos: Work Hard, Be Kind, Have Fun, Stay Safe

We are seeking a practical person with a 'can do' attitude to join our site team, working predominantly on our Tunbridge Wells site with flexibility to support across the school. 

Responsibilities of the postholder will include carrying out repairs, replacements and general maintenance of our buildings, facilities and grounds and manual tasks including ad hoc cleaning. The postholder will work with the Site Manager to ensure the site is safe and secure at all times for our pupils and staff.

The ideal candidate will be a driver and have experience of working in a similar role or setting, with good, general DIY skills and an understanding of health and safety and assessing risks in the workplace. Basic IT skills are required, along with sound numeracy and literacy skills.  Training will be provided.

Benefits include access to Kent Rewards (including discounts on everyday products and services), contributory pension scheme, free school meals, access to free counselling, free parking and other support services.  We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our staff.

If you are interested in this role please look at our website for further information and how to apply:  www.oakleyschool.co.uk  or email recruitment@oakley.kent.sch.uk Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date is 12noon on Tuesday, 7th February 2023.

Oakley School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, a commitment we expect all staff to share and uphold.

Information about the school

Oakley School is the Tunbridge Wells District Special School for day pupils, aged from 3 to 19 years, with a specialist Observation and Assessment Nursery for 3-5 years. All our children and young people have profound, severe/complex needs and communication and learning difficulties.

We have a site in Tonbridge which caters for our Phase 4 (16+) students and a site in Tunbridge Wells which caters for children and young people from the age of 3 to 16. We also have a satellite provision at Skinners' Kent Primary School. Our one-day Section 8 OFSTED inspection in March 2019 reaffirmed us as 'Good'. We aspire to be outstanding in all that we do.

Job Contact Information

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.