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Facilities Assistant (Premises) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-493S
  • Posted:02/02/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 - £19,389 - £20,493
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:09/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:17th February 2023


We are seeking to appoint a Facilities Assistant to join our dynamic Facilities Team. This role would suit someone who is confident regarding site security, has a working knowledge of and competence in general maintenance, grounds maintenance and DIY, and is experienced in hydrotherapy pool maintenance or is willing to undertake training.

Other duties will include receiving deliveries, ad-hoc cleaning, and routine safety checks. Ideally, the successful candidate will also be able to drive the school’s minibuses. It is important that the post holder is able to work comfortably and confidently within a special needs school environment.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition.  We are committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support. 

It is expected that the post holder will be available to work on a shift system between 0700 and 1800, 4 days a week all year round and up to 2200 once a week during term time only if required. In addition, the post holder must be available for call-out at evenings and weekends if required on a shift system. However, we are flexible and can negotiate on this.

At Meadowfield we all work hard to ensure that our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff.  Now is an exciting time to join our exceptional school as we continue to expand in order to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale.

Meadowfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a health questionnaire. In addition, the school will require references to be taken up. Candidates will be expected to have a minimum of two references one of which must be your current or most recent employer which must be completed fully. 

Please visit www.kent-teach.com to view the application pack and complete an online application form (CVs will not be considered).

Visits to the school are encouraged; to arrange an appointment please contact our HR Officer via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 5).



Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. To find out more about the School environment and ethos, please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information, including school videos.

Our school values are very important to us as a whole school community. These are:- Teamwork, Kindness, Honesty, Respect and Understanding.

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: - Early Years - which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees and Reception classes, - Engage classes - for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, - Explore classes - for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum, - Enquire classes - for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum - 6th Form - preparing pupils for their next steps.

We currently serve pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and pupil numbers are set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes. If you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab on the school profile page and click 'Register my Interest' to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports 57 schools and 73 early years settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have approximately 270 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771


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.