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Site Assistant - Full-time

Gravesend Grammar School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5465-100S
  • Posted:21/11/2023
  • Pay:Negotiable based on skill set and experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Site Assistant

Salary range: Negotiable based on Skill set and experience

We are seeking to appoint a reliable and practical person to join the Site Team at Gravesend
Grammar School. This is an opportunity to join the school at an exciting point in the site
development, with two new buildings and continued improvement in the site and grounds.
Gravesend Grammar School is situated within 19 acres, with 5 buildings and extensive sports
facilities, we are a busy site operating over 7 days a week.

Our ideal candidate will have a practical understanding of health and safety, good DIY and/or trade
skills, where experience of carrying out simple repairs, maintenance, decorating, and groundwork are
required. They will have need to have a pleasant, courteous manner, with the ability to work in often
reactive situations to meet the needs of the School.

Site Assistants will be required to work 37 hours per week on a rotating shift system between 6am –
10pm including some weekends, working within a team of site members.

Experience in a similar role and/or qualifications would be desirable, but it is not essential.
We offer:

  • Friendly, hardworking and supportive staff
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Supportive Line Management
  • A commitment to wellbeing

Closing date: 4th December, 2023
Interviews: TBC
Appointment: ASAP

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website Gravesend Grammar School. If you
wish to discuss the post in more detail please call 01474 331893 and ask to speak to Samantha
Hudson, School Business Manager.

We will not accept CVs. Completed application forms must be e-mailed to Lisa Walsh, HR at
walshl@decustrust.com by 12 noon on the closing date.

Information about the school

Gravesend Grammar School is an 11-18 selective boys grammar school with girls admitted to the Sixth Form. The most recent Ofsted Inspection (June 2015) judged the School as ‘Outstanding’.

We became an Academy on 1st August 2011 as part of The Decus Educational Trust (TDET).

The school has recently gone through a period of expansion. We have recently moved into our £8 million new 6th form building which, in addition to our other building projects, will provide improved facilities across the school. We will continue to rise year on year until we admit 1500 students (7 forms of entry). This is a really exciting time in the history of the school and has the potential to provide succession opportunities for colleagues that want to progress in their careers.

We have a committed staff who provide opportunity and challenge in a caring environment and strive to ensure the students achieve the very best they can at all times. We also have strong working partnerships with parents, governors and the local community.

We are served by excellent transport links; by road the A2 and M25, and by rail Gravesend train station (on the HS1 line) is a short walk from the School and Ebbsfleet International train station is only a 10 minute drive. We also have the opportunity for on-site staff accommodation.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

TDET is an equal opportunities employer.

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.