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Facilities Assistant - Full-time

Leigh Academy Rainham, Rainham

  • Ref:MED105-1002-229S
  • Posted:14/06/2024
  • Pay:£22,714 per annum
  • Start Date:August 2024
  • App Close Date:17/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

Advert

 

Leigh Academy Rainham has a fantastic opportunity for a committed and motivated Facilities Assistant to join our collaborative team as soon as possible. This position will assist the wider Estates Team with the care of the academy premises, ranging from general maintenance duties including minor repair and refurbishment works, porterage and other duties, supporting the Facilities Manager in ensuring the health and safety and security of a busy academy. Applicants will need a flexible approach to working hours and duties and may be required to cover the duties of other team members in their absence, occasionally.

Applicants need to be trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, physically fit, conscientious and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Ideally, you will have good DIY skills, some knowledge of Health & Safety, basic IT skills and an understanding of safeguarding. We offer fantastic CPD opportunities as an academy and as a wider multi-academy trust so can provide support if there are any areas that you may need to be upskilled or trained.

Do you know anyone that might be interested in a Facilities Assistant role? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.

 

Benefits of working as a Facilities Assistant at a Leigh Academies Trust site;

  • Full company closure and time off between Christmas and New Year
  • You'll be part of a friendly and supportive team 
  • A flexible and proactive ethos 
  • Training and qualifications supported/encouraged 
  • Mileage allowance for travel between sites 
  • Paid overtime 
  • Generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme) 
  • Free, on-site parking at every site 
  • Dedicated site office 

This is a permanent role and our ideal candidate will be able to work full-time on a rotating shift pattern as follows:

Week 1: 6.00am - 2.00pm

Week 2: 11.00am - 7.00pm

The salary being offered will be £22,714 per annum + 25 days holiday + bank holidays.

We can accept applications electronically or in paper form which can be accessed below. Alternatively, we also accept CV's which you can send to joinus@latrust.org.uk. Paper applications and CVs can be collected/returned from any LAT academy reception. If you have any queries in regards to the application process, please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on rachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk / 01634 412 258.

Information about the school

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:LAT Talent Team
  • Address:Leigh Academy Rainham, Otterham Quay Lane, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8GS
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: info@leighacademyrainham.org.uk

Documents

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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.