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Site Team Assistant - Part-time

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-355S
  • Posted:02/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/06/2024 at 16:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 10 June 2024



Site Team Assistant



25 hours per week (All Year Round)


Monday to Friday 1.00pm–6.30pm (30 minute unpaid break)


                        6.30am - 12.00pm  (30 minute unpaid break)



Kent Range 4, £23,338 -£23,921 (pro-rata £15,768 - £16,162)



Site Manager



A part-time Site Team Assistant is required to join the site team, hours as shown in the shift patterns detailed above. Responsibilities will include general support, maintenance and security in order to provide a safe learning and teaching environment.

Ideally the successful candidate will have some experience and knowledge of working within a school and a site environment. Please see the below job description for full details of the post and expectations of the role.

Completed applications should be submitted by 4pm on Sunday 2nd June 2024.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website or can be collected from the School Office - please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form. 

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th June 2024.


Purpose of the Job:

Be responsible for the security, caretaking, cleanliness, grounds maintenance and general maintenance of the premises


Hours of work

25 hours per week – All year round, either 6.30am to 12.00pm OR 1.00pm - 6.30pm

Working hours may be subject to change depending on the requirements of the school. Unsocial hours may be necessary from time to time.

On occasion overtime hours will be required to cover lettings.


Outline of Main Duties:

  • Maintain security of the site i.e. opening and closing of the premises including those for lettings, fixing or reporting any problems, and acting as a key holder for out of hours contact
  • Attend to all contractors visiting or working on site, to ensure a safe environment and liaising with the Site Manager as appropriate.
  • Undertake daily and seasonal maintenance of the site and equipment as required, including changing light bulbs, tap washers, clock batteries, door locks, cleaning drains, etc to ensure a safe environment is maintained
  • Undertake general repairs and maintenance around the establishment, inside and out, including plastering, decorating, repairs on furnishings and buildings, including woodwork to ensure a safe environment is maintained
  • Assist the cleaning team as appropriate i.e. buffing wooden floors, cleaning toilets, emptying bins, etc., to ensure a tidy appearance is maintained
  • Monitor the boiler to ensure it is kept running on a day to day basis to meet the establishments needs
  • Ensure outside areas are kept free from litter, sweeping leaves, clearing/gritting paths, emptying bins, etc


Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

Benefits of Working at Borden Grammar School

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

● Benenden Healthcare paid for by the school ● Counselling and mental wellbeing support service ● Cycle to work scheme ● Free and adequate parking for all staff ● Free flu jabs ● Therapy dog ● Wellbeing charter signatories with an active wellbeing committee ● No more than one directed meeting a week and early finishes before events. ● More than minimum PPA time provided to all teaching staff

GDPR UK Summary Notice:

Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kirsty Murphy
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: kmurphy@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk


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.