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Estate Maintenance Assistant - Full-time

Sackville School, Hildenborough

  • Ref:KCC886-6058-29S
  • Posted:06/01/2022
  • Pay:Up to £20,000 dependent upon experience
  • Start Date:1st March 2022
  • App Close Date:31/01/2022 at 11:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


We are currently looking for an Estate Maintenance Staff to join our team in Hildenborough.

The successful candidate will carry out general repairs and maintenance throughout the grounds. You will need to have good practical skills and high energy levels. Liaising closely with the Estate Manager and Headteacher, ensuring that we are complying with current Health and Safety, Fire, and Risk Assessment Legislation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Ensure security and safety of the school site and grounds during working hours
  • Observe legislation regarding Health & Safety Regulations, Fire and Risk Assessment legislation and work alongside the Health & Safety Officer
  • Maintenance of all ground working equipment, tools, ladders, tractors, mowers, etc.
  • Day to day maintenance of the School, Sports Hall, outbuildings, and grounds including but not limited to checks as follows:

Weekly Checks:                 Fire alarm, water temperatures, fire exits

Termly Checks:                 Building’s fabric, roofs, paths, CCTV and alarms maintenance

Annual Checks:                 Gas safety, electrical PAT testing, tree survey, kitchen extractor hood clean,  fire extinguishers, intruder alarm, fire alarm service

  • Managing requests for maintenance/repairs
  • Managing on-site Contractors and ensuring that they are competent and compliant
  • Monitoring of cleaners and ensuring their work is satisfactory
  • Ensure the customers and students are treated with politeness and courtesy and be always a good ambassador for the school
  • To undertake any training as maybe required
  • Part of this role will involve safeguarding responsibilities including the reporting of any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Team


We are looking for someone who:

  • Has held a full British driving license for a minimum of 24 months
  • Can undergo an Enhanced DBS Check
  • Will be responsible for the opening/closing of the School/site
  • Is confident and capable of working both alone and as part of a team
  • Will be flexible to work when required with reasonable notice
  • Is a good communicator with both adults and students
  • Has basic knowledge of carpentry, electrical and/or plumbing
  • Can receive deliveries and ensure that they are processed quickly
  • Will ensure the School is always clean and well-presented and especially in advance of Open Days, etc
  • Able to adapt to change in situations
  • Experience in passenger carrying vehicles (desirable)
  • Previous experience of working in a school would be advantageous but is not essential

Job Type: Full time

Working Hours: 6.45am-3.45pm 5 days a week term time, 8am-3pm 5 days a week non term time

The successful candidate will need to be flexible to work when required with reasonable notice.  Benefits include a free lunch during school term, 25 days holiday per annum (which can be taken during school term time) and a school fee discount.

Start Date: 1st March 2022

Information about the school

Sackville School provides an inspirational mainstream education for boys and girls from 11 years of age through to Sixth Form. Our pupils leave extremely well prepared for the next stage of their life whether it is work, university or an apprenticeship. As a private school with traditional values and affordable fees, we aim to make individualised education accessible to as many people as possible.

You will help drive our school into the future, promoting our caring ethos and outstanding results by discovering the right way for each child in your care to reach their potential. Our commitment to small class sizes means that our students experience a highly personalised learning environment and the security of being part of a tightly knit community. It also enables the staff to know all students as individuals and ensure that each student is supported and encouraged to reach their individual potential. We are a learning community committed to excellence in all that we do, to achieve the best possible outcome for all our students.

We are incredibly proud of our latest excellent Independent Schools Inspectorate Inspection report of January 2020 (which can be found on our website at www.sackvilleschool.co.uk) and CReSTeD inpection report.

Do you have the passion to roll-up your sleeves and get stuck-in to every aspect of our school? If you can honestly say yes to this question, we would like to meet you.

Sackville School is part of the leading academic group, Alpha Schools. Alpha is recognised within the education field as an established and award-winning network of 18 independent schools from across the country. Strong collaboration across the group builds opportunities for our pupils and staff as we work together to offer a high-quality education within a stimulating environment.

Please note that we reserve the right to close advertisements early.

No Recruitment Agencies please.

Sackville School is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and it expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment and undertake safeguarding training.

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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).