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Lettings and Premises Assistant - Part-time

The Howard Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F96-119-S
  • Posted:28/02/2024
  • Pay:NJC Grade E2 Point 2 - 3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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The Howard Academy Trust are looking to appoint a highly effective, proactive, part-time Lettings and Premises Assistant to join the Lettings team with immediate effect to help with venue hire for out-of-hours sports clubs and events that take place on our school sites.  The ideal candidate will ensure the Trust Estates, comprising of the grounds, buildings and facilities, are clean & tidy and well maintained to a high standard at all times.

The hours for this post are for a minimum of 20 hours per week, working, all year round. The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly to ensure that the needs of the site and the lettings are met. Hours will be set on a month-by-month rota basis, between 5pm and 10.15pm, and may exceed 20 hours per week, at which point overtime will be paid at your standard rate.

Salary E2 point 2-3 - £22,366 - £22,737 FTE - £10,087 -£10,254 actual salary

The ideal candidate will be honest and trustworthy with the confidence to communicate with those using our facilities, meeting and greeting potential hirers upon arrival.  The role will include cleaning and litter picking, room set-up, hospitality and setting out exam desks and chairs at relevant times of the year.  This is a manual role and will include a heavy workload at times.

Primarily based at The Howard School, as a Multi-Academy Trust, the ideal candidate may be asked to travel between each of our school sites around Rainham and Medway to suit the needs of the business. A clean, valid drivers’ licence and access to a vehicle is advantageous.

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
  • Minimum 23 days annual leave to increase after 5 years’ service
  • 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
  • Subsidised Private Healthcare
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will be taken up for those candidates short-listed for interview. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

For further information about this role, please contact Jane Coumbe, Lettings Manager at 01634 265776, or for information about the application process or any queries, please contact our HR Department 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.  Applications for flexible working are also welcomed.




Information about the federation

The Howard Academy Trust started in Autumn 2015 and continues to grow.

We currently comprise of 3 secondary and 4 primary academies in Medway and Kent. We have future growth plans as a Multi Academy Trust with major projects taking place across the organisation. Our overarching aim and vision for our schools is “working together to create a community of successful learners”. In doing this, we will deliver an outstanding education for the children and young people who attend our academies. We endeavour to ensure that all our pupils have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and opportunities.

The Trust’s role is to oversee the leadership and vision of member schools and to develop effective and supportive partnerships between them. We have a firm belief within the Trust that every child should have access to at least a good education. We are proud that every academy inspected since joining our Trust has remained as a Good school or improved their Ofsted Rating. Both Temple Mill Primary School and Waterfront UTC joined the Trust as sponsored academies and have moved from Special Measures to a Good school on their first inspection. Our schools serve their own community, and each has a unique identity. Being part of this Multi Academy Trust has already provided member schools with practical benefits. We want communities to be proud of their local THAT school and we are determined to make it the first choice for all families.

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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 Education.