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Facilities Assistant (Folkestone) - Full-time

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-231S
  • Posted:02/12/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:14/12/2021 at 08:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Beacon Folkestone is seeking to recruit a Facilities Assistant to join our site team.  

This is a new and exciting role, to join a growing team in a brand new environment.  The successful applicant will support with ensuring the security, safety and general maintainence of the internal and external areas of the school.

Experience and qualifications are advantagous but not essential. Driving licence required. 

Hours:  37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.  This role is not term time only. 

Salary: KR3 £18,425 FTE 

If you would like any further information on this role please contact Katie at HR@thebeacon.kent.sch.uk 

In order to ensure the ongoing safety of our children this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references from previous employers and a 'Right to Work' in the UK check. 

Please note we reserve the right to close this job before the deadline, subject to volume of applicants. 

Information about the school

The Beacon is a multi-site, all-age school (3-19 years) offering 380 pupils with complex needs, profound and severe learning difficulties and physical and sensory impairments a wide range of educational experiences. We currently work across four sites: the main site is Park Farm Road, Folkestone, a small 10 place satellite provision hosted by Castle Hill Primary School, Beacon+ College for 19-25 year olds based in the town centre and our new satellite provision in Walmer.

The Beacon has a strong cooperative ethos and culture, building on personalised learning to ensure all students thrive within school and beyond. Learning at The Beacon offers a child-centred ‘needs led’ curriculum, which incorporates elements of the EY Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and external accreditation as appropriate, including Life Skills and Social Skills.

We will also continue to provide training and support for mainstream schools through the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service team managed by the school. This team offers support, training, outreach advice and guidance to our mainstream colleagues. In addition, the Beacon has both conference and meeting facilities and regularly hosts nationally renowned speakers on its courses.

The Beacon also hosts a MultiAgency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, paediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

At The Beacon, we are driven by our shared moral purpose to do all that we can to improve educational outcomes and life chances for all our young people. We believe strongly that the best way to do this is through the partnership, collaboration and a commitment to work together to achieve excellence in all we do. We expect the highest possible standards of ourselves and all stakeholders, believing that in this way we can maximise learning and develop a truly reflective learning community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Katie Lonergan
  • Address:Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5DN
  • Telephone: 01303 847555
  • Email: HR@thebeacon.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).