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Premises Assistant - Full-time

St Katherine's School & Nursery, Snodland

  • Ref:KCC886-2118-325S
  • Posted:15/05/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - £23,337
  • Start Date:July 2024
  • App Close Date:10/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a highly motivated and skilled individual with a passion for excellent work and maintaining a safe educational environment?

St Katherine’s School & Nursery is a thriving primary school which has been recently graded good with many outstanding features by Ofsted.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated Premises Assistant to join our team at St Katherine’s School & Nursery. As Premises Assistant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and upkeep of our fabulous grounds and share our vision for a school which the children, staff and community are proud of.  The position is a permanent, 52 weeks per year contract, with 27 days paid leave plus bank holidays. Normal working pattern is likely to be 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with shifts between the hours of 6.30am and 6.30pm.  There will be some evenings/weekends, as agreed, for additional payment, but this can be discussed at interview.

We are looking for someone with the following characteristics:

  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Proactive approach
  • Competent in a Basic Level of Trade Standard Skills
  • Excellent Organisation Skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Desirable Qualifications or Experience (advantageous but ongoing training and development will also be provided):
  • Proficient in using Microsoft systems for email and communication.
  • Proven experience in a role where these skills are demonstrated either in an educational or other site setting.
  • Evidence of basic trade skills.
  • General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or an equivalent qualification.
  • First Aid at Work Certification
  • Knowledge of UK health and safety regulations and their practical application in an operational setting.
  • Experience in conducting risk assessments and implementing necessary control measures.
  • Understanding of COSHH regulations and the safe handling of hazardous substances.
  • Familiarity with fire safety protocols and emergency evacuation procedures.

The benefits of joining Coppice Primary Partnership:

  • Excellent professional development
  • The support of committed, enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues
  • Access to private healthcare, including 24-hour GP access
  • A family first approach – cover to ensure that you don’t miss important family events
  • Free access to wraparound care for primary aged children attending trust schools when staff are required to work. This includes access to the holiday play scheme.
  • The holiday play scheme is also open and free to staff who have children who attend other schools when staff are required to work.
  • All staff have access to Kent Rewards, a site offering cash back, discounts and vouchers for a range of popular high street stores
  • Throughout the year, school and trust wide social events will be available. These will all be optional, but we believe in developing relationships and social events can certainly help!

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children; and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

Please note, we review applications on a rolling-basis and will therefore close the advert early if we find the right candidate, we look forward to receiving your application. 

Information about the school

St Katherine's School & Nursery is part of a friendly community, situated in Snodland. Together with Loose Primary School and Coxheath Primary School, it is a member of the Coppice Primary Partnership which is providing many exciting career opportunities for staff to explore.

We have very high expectations for pupil outcomes and support staff with many professional development opportunities to help secure the very best provision for every child. We are committed to working collaboratively with other schools and a Leadership Pathways programme exists for all members of staff with career development opportunities to explore.

We have highly motivated and well behaved children and supportive parents.

Staff work together across the school and trust, offering mutual support and exchange of ideas. An effective induction process exists for new staff to ensure that they are well supported throughout their transition to St Katherine's School and beyond.

We value sporting activities highly and have extensive grounds and our own indoor swimming pool. The children swim all year round, taught by qualified swimming coaches and leave the school able to swim well.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children; and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment, all staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs N Rodmell
  • Address:St Katherine's School & Nursery, St Katherine's Lane, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5EJ
  • Telephone: 01634 240061
  • Email: nrodmell@st-katherines.kent.sch.uk


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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.