Premises Assistant, Dartford

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The Leigh AcademyDartford

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Start date: July 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: C Scale based on experience: £15,356 - £17,410 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

About the role:  The Leigh Academy have a rare opportunity for a committed and motivated Premises Assistant to join our experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative Site Team. This full-time position will assist the wider Site Team with the care of the Academy premises, ranging from general maintenance duties including minor repair and refurbishment works, porterage and other duties, supporting the Site Manager in ensuring the health and safety and security of a busy Academy.  

The working hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm on weekdays with an earlier finish of 5.00pm on a Friday.  This is a permanent contract over the full 52 weeks of the year, i.e our school remains open during when the students and staff are on school breaks and we carry out a variety of projects during the school holidays.  We offer 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays) which increases based on length of service.  Applicants will need a flexible approach to working hours and duties and may be required to cover the duties of other team members in their absence, occasionally.

Applicants need to be trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, physically fit, conscientious and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Ideally you will have good DIY skills, some knowledge of Health & Safety, basic IT skills and an understanding of Safeguarding.  We offer fantastic CPD opportunities as an academy and as a wider multi-academy trust so can provide support if there are any areas that you may need to be upskilled or trained.

Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for more information. 

About us:  The Leigh Academy moved into its state of the art, £40m new building back in June 2007 and we have upheld the quality of our facilities and building works ever since.  We’re an incredibly hard-working team who have worked at The Leigh Academy for many years so we can offer full support to our successful candidate.  We have a fresh and modern learning environment including internal winter gardens, open plazas and fantastic resources in our classrooms.

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 area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

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. 

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.  

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early dependant on the quality and quantity of applications, therefore earlier applications are encouraged. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Green Street, Green Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1322 620 400
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The Leigh Academy is a mainstream, state-academy secondary school for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Dartford in Kent and there are 1485 pupils on roll.  The school is recognised as being one of the highest achieving comprehensive school...