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Site Assistant - Full-time

The Whitstable School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-4091-380S
  • Posted:12/07/2019
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:August 2019
  • App Close Date:21/07/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:26th July 2019


37 hours per week, full time, all year round, permanent

 Mon – Thurs 6:30-14:30

Fri 6:30-14:00

SAT 4 £17,754

We are seeking a practical person with a ‘can do’ attitude, who is prepared to turn their hand to anything, sometimes at short notice. The role will be varied, no two days are the same in our busy school and we are therefore looking for someone who:

  • Has a flexible approach
  • Has experience of using tools and machinery to carry out repairs/site maintenance
  • Is able to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Has a willingness to work outside core hours, if required
  • Is reliable
  • Is a good timekeeper

The successful applicant will report directly to the Site Manager and involves supporting with the general maintenance of equipment and buildings including undertaking minor repairs, porter duties, the locking and unlocking of buildings, liaising with contractors and ensuring the school site is kept safe and clean.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our dedicated site team. In return we offer a stimulating, supporting 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:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 day’s holiday per year plus bank holidays – increasing with continuous service
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free parking on site

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

Applications should be made via Kent-Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or  01795 426091 ( option 3)

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

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Gary Cullen, Site Manager at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post.

Email: gary.cullen@swale.at

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.

Closing Date: 21st July 2019

Interview Date: 26th July 2019

Headteacher: Mrs A Gibson

Information about the school

The Whitstable School is part of the Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. Rated by Ofsted in February 2018 as a Good school, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Debbie Possee
  • Address:The Whitstable School, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX
  • Telephone: 01227 931300
  • Email: debbie.possee@swale.at


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.