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Site Assistant - Full-time

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-157S
  • Posted:08/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:November/December 2023
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 11th October 2023


Vacancy: Site Assistant – November/December 2023

Whitfield Aspen School are wanting to appoint an enthusiastic, conscientious and self-motivated person to support our multisite school.  You will be working within a small team and would be required to provide a key role in maintaining our school sites, to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for the school community.

Full time position: All year round contract, working 37 hours per week, including 26 days annual leave entitlement

Salary: Kent Range 3 £21,293 with Local Government Pension Scheme

Key responsibilities will include: Regular maintenance to repairs of school sites and equipment to meet Health & Safety requirements; assisting in setting up school hall/premises for activities; grounds maintenance including hedge trimming and lawn mowing; driving our school minibus, with regular inspections and cleaning. Working as part of a team is are essential requirement for this position.  The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and/or collaboratively with the site team and be able to use their initiative to solve problems safely and be flexible and adaptable to ensure a site presence at all times.

As part of the interview process, candidates who are successful at the formal interview, will be invited to undertake practical tasks within the dates listed below.

Visits to the school prior to application are warmly encouraged.  Please contact          Gemma Kingsland-Roberts on 01304 821526 to arrange an appointment.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education regulations, shortlisted candidates will be screened online prior to interview. Any contract will be subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, qualification checks, and pre-employment health screening.

Deadline for applications: Midday, Friday 29th September 2023

Formal Interview: Wednesday, 11th October 2023

Practical Tasks for one morning will be: Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th October 2023


Application forms are available via: the school website: www.whitfieldaspenschool.co.uk

Whitfield Aspen School, Mayfield Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent. CT16 3LJ.

Tel: 01304 821526 or by e-mail: gemma.kingsland-roberts@whitfield.kent.sch.uk

Information about the school

We are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff. In September 2019, we were one of the first schools inspected under the new framework. Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with over four hundred pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and seventy-two pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive. It has provided extensive training for ALL staff and offers staff a high degree of autonomy which comes along with high expectations and personal responsibility.

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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.