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Trust Plant Maintenance Technician - Full-time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-298-S
  • Posted:07/02/2024
  • Pay:AR06 £23,801 - £26,183 dep on exp & qualifications
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:15/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Turner Schools has an exciting opportunity for a Plant Maintenance Technician to work across all schools and sites within the Trust. We are seeking a candidate with high standards to support the Deputy Facilities Manager with preventative maintenance, works to the schools plant and mechanical systems and ad-hoc repairs. You will play an active role in the completion of weekly, monthly and quarterly compliance checks and assist with maintaining the trusts health and safety culture. You must have an eye for detail, be highly motivated and have a flexible approach to work to ensure our schools are places where children thrive and knowledge matters.

The successful candidate will:-

  • Have experience of plant maintenance functions (desirable)
  • Have experience of working with, or willing to be trained in the use of Computer Assisted Facilities Management Software (CAFM)(essential)
  • Hold a qualification in, or willing to be trained in one, or a multiple of, the following skills:
  • Electrical installation/maintenance (to Edition 18) (essential)
  • Plumbing and/or other recognisable trades.(essential)
  • Have a full UK Driving Licence (essential)
  • Have their Own Transport (essential)
  • Support the Trust's mission, vision and values
  • Enjoy completing work in a professional and positive manner, relish solving problems

Benefits of Working for Turner Schools:

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer the following benefits:

  • Fully funded access to Benenden Healthcare providing access to healthcare services such as Medical Diagnostics, Medical Treatment and Surgery, Physiotherapy, 24/7 GP and Mental Health helplines.
  • As part of a multi academy trust, you will have access to high quality CPD through our Turner Institute and a range of progression routes across our schools.
  • Membership for all ECT, teaching and leadership staff to the Chartered College of Teaching
  • Regular wellbeing and social activities
  • Counselling and mental wellbeing support
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Electric car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Innovation Awards that encourage staff to put forward innovative ideas to make a difference to children’s experiences
  • Trust Vision and Values awards to recognise staff contribution
  • Free parking on all our sites with access to E chargers

Our staff tell us that the Trust is a supportive and motivational place to work, with real attention paid to staff wellbeing, workload and professional development. Further information about our Trust can be found on our website: www.turnerschools.com

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with schools in Folkestone and Dover on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes six schools in Folkestone:-

Dover Christ Church Academy, Folkestone Primary, Folkestone Academy, Morehall Primary, Martello Primary, Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this, Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com



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 Education.