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Salary: £20,000 - £23,500 dependent of experience plus £600 on call allowance
HOURS: Monday - Friday / 7.30am – 4.30pm / 52 week
About the role
Heath Farm is looking for a reliable, trustworthy, highly motivated and practical person to work alongside our Facilities Manager. You will need to be confident and comfortable working within a school environment, have a full driving licence and be pro-active and flexible in your outlook.
Ideally you will be competent in vehicle and building maintenance, repairs and in-house small projects for this varied and energetic role.
This is full time permanent position working 40 hours per week 7.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Fridays. You will also be required to be on call for emergency site visits for which an additional allowance will be paid.
About the School
We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education. From our nurturing approach for primary pupils through to the relaxed working environment of the specialist 6th Form Centre, all students are encouraged to reach high standards in every aspect of their lives.
Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school.
As an independent SEN school we are far removed from the toxicity and bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially we do what we know is right for the students in our care.
What we can offer you
Who are we looking for?
Above all else we are looking for someone with the right attitude and outlook on what education should be about. Ultimately this is about an unconditional love and care for our students, a commitment to meeting their needs and providing them with the best education possible, and a passion for developing and demonstrating the skills students will need in order to be successful in later life.
Within this role, you will be ensuring that the site and environment helps us to do that to the best of our ability.
How to Apply
Visits to the school are essential and we are certain that you will be even keener to apply once you see the fabulous and caring approach we take with our students along with our excellent and modern site.
To arrange a visit and/or speak to the Headteacher, please call Jason Pearn on 01233 712030.
Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification and apply using the link:
Heath Farm School offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.
With modern, well-resourced classroom pods, the expertise of the dedicated staff team ensures that each child can put past failures behind them in a calm and settled atmosphere. Each student is motivated through a personalised curriculum and clear targets.
Heath Farm lies in a spacious rural setting near Ashford, and attracts pupils from across Kent, neighbouring counties and parts of London, because of its growing reputation for success.
Pupils with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions, are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school.
From its nurturing approach for primary pupils through to the relaxed working environment of the specialist 6th Form Centre, all students are encouraged to reach high standards in every aspect of their lives.
Students move on from Heath Farm to college courses, apprenticeships and jobs, confident they can lead happy and meaningful adult lives.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.
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