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Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker) - Multiple Vacancies, Various Locations - Full-time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-28-S
  • Posted:08/09/2021
  • Pay:Variable
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/10/2021 at 23:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Every year, we employ a number of Premises Maintenance Operatives (Caretakers) across Leigh Academies Trust within our Primary, Secondary and SEN academies. This pivotal role assists the broader Site Team with the care of the school premises, a range of general maintenance duties within the buildings and the grounds whilst ensuring the security of school premises. 

If you’re interested and would like to find out more about the opportunities available, please provide us with a few details and upload your CV. Our Talent Team will contact you within 48 hours of registering your details to discuss what we have to offer, current and upcoming opportunities across our academies.  

To find out more about what the role of Premises Maintenance Operative entails, please view the Job Description below. 

Some of the highlights of this role include:

  • ​​​​​​​Being part of a friendly and support team
  • Helping make a difference to young lives
  • Supportive and friendly culture
  • Flexible and pro-active ethos
  • Training and full support offered
  • Mileage allowance
  • Paid overtime
  • Fantastic pension scheme
  • On site parking
  • Dedicated site office

“Do you know anyone that might be interested in a Caretaker/Premises Maintenance Operative role? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply email talent@latrust.org.uk with the candidates’ name and contact details and we will be in touch with them about potential opportunities across the Trust. *Please ensure to obtain the person's consent to share their personal details.“​​​​​​​

For candidates who would like to gain a nationally recognised qualification, we can also offer the chance for candidates to undertake a Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship via LAT Apprenticeships. If you are a school leaver or new to the profession, this programme will offer you the chance to learn new skills and get ahead in your career. ​​​​​​​

Apprenticeship Summary

Annual wage:  Starting salary £10,000 per annum

Working weeks:  Monday - Friday throughout the full year

Total hours per week (on average): 37 hours per week (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme) + holiday allowance

Apprenticeship duration:  12-15 months

Start date: Variable (dependent on employer)

Apprenticeship level:  Level 2

Apprenticeship standard:  Property Maintenance Operative

Positions available:  Multiple

Click here to view the Programme Information Guide


Future prospects:  This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising career within the wider property maintenance remit. Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such as a technical specialist e.g. electrical or plumbing, or continuing as a generalist and working towards supervisory and management roles, e.g. facilities management, across a wide range of sectors.

Contact: If you have any queries or would like to speak with a member of the Talent Team, please contact us on 01634 412 258 or talent@latrust.org.uk

Information about the trust

Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

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.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Oak Tree Avenue,
    ME15 9AX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk



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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.