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Site Assistant - Fixed Term

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-384S
  • Posted:19/09/2023
  • Pay:KR4 (FTE £21 389)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing


Site Assistant – KR4

Zero Hours-Initial 1 year contract pending review for restructure 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Site Assistant to join the team at Elms.

The role will be to undertake site and buildings maintenance. We are looking for an applicant who can:

  • Undertake general repairs and maintenance around the site (inside and out) –Assist with specific projects around the site
  • Undertake regular maintenance of the site and equipment
  • Assist in maintaining the security of the site and premises
  • Move furniture, deliveries and supplies as requested
  • Assist with cleaning and clearing up to ensure high standards of cleanliness and a safe environment
  • Have some experience with carpentry, plumbing, electrics, general building work and decorating
  • Have knowledge of and work to Health and Safety legislation and safe working practices

Working as part of a team is an essential requirement of this position.  The ideal candidate will be able to work independently or with the site team and be able to use their initiative and be flexible and adaptable in approach. 

The school remains Good following the Ofsted inspection in March 2023. Visits to the school are encouraged should you wish to take up this opportunity, please contact Melanie Wright on 01304 201964 or hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education regulations, shortlisted candidates will be screened online prior to interview. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

The school requires a completed application form – no CVs will be reviewed or accepted.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


Information about the school

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all.

Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions.

Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration.

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

In our Ofsted inspection in March 2023, Elms continues to be a Good school.

We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000

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.