Facilities Assistant, Medway

Closing date:

The Thinking Schools Academy TrustMedway

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: TSAT Grade C - £16,500 - £18,500 FTE (Pro-rata to £11,148​ - £12,499​ for the hours stated)
Contract term: Permanent

Salary: TSAT Grade C - £16,500 - £18,500 FTE (Pro-rata to £11,148​ - £12,499​ for the hours stated)

Permanent, Part-time

Location: Medway, Kent

Closing Date of Position: 22nd February

Interview to take place week commencing 25th February.

We are looking to appoint a Facilities Assistant to work primarily at All Faiths Children’s Academy in Strood.

You will be a responsible person and competent in all aspects of site maintenance.  It is imperative that our Facilities Team successfully manage our school premises and associated facilities, ensuring that the premises are secure, safe and well-maintained at all times to reflect the standards of education and behaviour within the schools.

As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. Our mission is to “transform life chances” and at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and that children only have one chance to get this right.


You will be working a 1pm – 6pm Monday – Friday pattern with some flexibility needed for school events. You will be part of a team required to maintain and care for the school and its grounds.

Duties include:

  • Unlocking and locking the premises
  • General building skills
  • Interacting with sub-contractors
  • Unblocking drains and cleaning
  • Setting up rooms for meetings/exams and functions
  • Any other duties that are required with this role.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Previously worked as a caretaker or similar
  • Practical skills in maintenance and cleaning
  • Full clean driving licence with access to own transport
  • Experience of working within an Academy/School is desirable, along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft office 

What you will get in return:

The opportunity to work with all of our academies within our Medway hub and join at a time where you can set the benchmark. Staff who join our happy and friendly academy can also benefit from a discounted price of the Thinking Fitness gym, conveniently located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy in Chatham.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in one our friendly schools then please apply today!

If this position as a Facilities Assistant is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk to ensure that you are added to our talent pool and considered for any future positions.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job location

More about The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o New Horizons Children's Academy, Park Crescent, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6NR, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1634 336 535
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The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) is a non-profit making charitable trust that has successfully grown over the past few years to include a diverse range of academies in Medway and Portsmouth. The lead academy is the Rochester Grammar School w...