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Premises Assistant - Cleaner - Part-time

The Howard School, Rainham

  • Ref:MED887-5457-36S
  • Posted:24/01/2023
  • Pay:NJC E2 points 1-3 (£5,827.63 - £5,987)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:24/02/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


The Howard School is seeking to appoint a highly effective, motivated and detail orientated Cleaner. The hours for this role are 3pm – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

The successful candidate will have an attention to detail, will work to a high standard, and will seek to ensure a safe environment through their work. In return, The Howard Academy Trust offers a wide variety of benefits, details of which are outlined below.

This is an exciting time to join The Howard with several significant changes planned for the near future that will support our move towards excellence. We opened a new Science and DT block in November 2021, which saw a fantastic £5m investment in The Howard School, from the Department of Education. This state-of-the-art block has been a hit with pupils and staff, helping the pupils to further their learning in a purpose-built environment.

What we offer you? 

As a school, we are determined to ensure The Howard is the best school in Medway and beyond in which to teach, work and develop. Our success has been built on the commitment, professionalism, and aspirations of our staff.  

Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust 

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer: 

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Free Health Checks 
  • Access EarlyPay
  • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
  • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12-week courses
  • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
  • Wellbeing afternoons
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Discounted Health Insurance

For further information please contact the HR Team at The Howard Academy Trust by telephone on 01634 265770, or email (hr@thatrust.org.uk).

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included.

Information about the school

The Howard School was established in 1975 by amalgamating Rainham Boys Secondary School and Gillingham Boys Grammar School to form a bi-lateral school. A bi-lateral school is one where admission to the grammar school section is by 11 plus selection and admission to the high school section is non-selective.

The School was named after Dorothy Howard who played a major part in the local community.

We aim to create a close-knit family of Good and Outstanding schools through partnership, challenge, accountability and support within a cooperative framework.

We are committed to enhancing the life chances of young people by improving their educational achievement.

Schools within the Trust will retain their unique and individual character.

We strive for excellence and aim to bring about transformational change where necessary in schools.

We are truly inclusive and aim to establish the highest expectations for young people and all those who work with them.

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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.