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Site Assistant - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-795S
  • Posted:02/05/2024
  • Pay:£22,457 - £23,453
  • Start Date:June/July 2024
  • App Close Date:30/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 3rd June 2024



  • Westlands Secondary School
  • £22,457 - £23,453 FTE
  • All Year Round
  • 37 hours per week

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our Site Maintenance team as a Site Assistant.

As a Site Assistant, you will be involved in the maintenance and security of the school premises, ensuring a safe environment for staff, students and visitors.

This is a full time, all year round post.  Working hours will be discussed at interview.

Main duties will be:

  • To undertake general repairs and maintenance around the establishment;
  • Ensure resources such as cleaning supplies and equipment are stored and maintained appropriately;
  • Maintain security of site, opening and closing of premises;
  • Operate and regularly check heating, cooling lighting and security systems etc;
  • Undertake general porterage duties such as: moving furniture and equipment within the school.
  • Some travel between our Kent schools will be expected, for which travel expenses may be claimed.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have proficient technical and practical skills relevant to the job;
  • Have experience of working in a school or maintenance / building industry;
  • Be able to carry out maintenance and other practical tasks, such as basic plumbing, carpentry, electrics, decorating and deep cleaning;
  • Have a willingness to undertake appropriate training and professional development.

Have  competency in communication, teamwork, and customer service

Have an understanding of health and safety

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post but require further information, please contact peter.humphries@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach or by submitting a SAT Application Form to wssrecruitment@swale.at. Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Westlands School may undertake online searches of any candidates as part of the shortlisting process.

Interview Date: w/c 03 June 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Westlands offers a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:WSSrecruitment
  • Address:Westlands Ave, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: 01795 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at


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.