Caretaker, Kent

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Tree Tops Primary AcademyKent

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,365 per annum, full-time equivalent
Contract term: Fixed Term

About the role:  We are seeking to appoint an excellent candidate for the position of Caretaker who will form part of a broader Site Team within Tree Tops Primary Academy.  This position will require you to be responsible for the care of the school premises, a range of general maintenance duties within the buildings and the grounds whilst ensuring high standards of cleaning and maintaining the security of school premises are upheld.  You will oversee a small team of cleaners, ensuring the school is kept to a hygienically high standard of cleanliness.

This post is full time and offered on a fixed term basis until the end of August 2019, and will be taken over two shifts per day; 7.00am - 8.00am and 12noon - 7.00pm, Monday to Friday.  

Applicants will need a flexible approach to working hours and duties very occasionally. You should be trustworthy, reliable, hard-working, conscientious and be able to work independently or as part of a team. You will have a general knowledge of Health & Safety, basic IT skills, a good understanding of Safeguarding, be able to undertake basic maintenance tasks, and be responsible for the security of the building whilst on duty. 

Working for Tree Tops Primary Academy:  Tree Tops Primary Academy, located on the outskirts of Maidstone, is set in magnificent grounds with ample space for both outdoor learning and play. Our thriving nursery is located on site and offers an excellent start for our children’s education. We have separate and spacious facilities for Early years, KS1 and KS2, as well as rooms for small group and specialist teaching.

We offer our children a range of additional experiences and support, including regular trips and visitors, sports coaching, after-school clubs, counselling and play therapy. The Academy has been recognised as having ‘good’ leadership and management, and the whole staff team are striving for constant improvement together.  Our Academy is a happy, caring and vibrant community which offers a stimulating learning environment. By developing potential, drive and self-esteem we help everyone to become a unique, responsible, respectful, motivated and successful individual. The academy caters for boys and girls from the age of three to eleven years. It is well equipped, having its own Nursery, library, 2 halls, kitchens and extensive outdoor areas.

We aim to give every child the very best start to their education through lively and engaging teaching using an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum. We want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning active, meaningful and relevant. All our staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for children in every class.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical areas to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.      

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.



More about Tree Tops Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Brishing Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9EZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1622 754888
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Tree Tops is a small primary of 250 pupils, located on the outskirts of Maidstone.  The academy is set in magnificent grounds, with ample space for both outdoor learning and play.  Our thriving nursery is located on site and offers an excel...