Afternoon Cleaner, Maidstone

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Oaks Primary AcademyMaidstone

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £8.10 per hour
Contract term: Fixed Term

About the role:  Oaks Primary Academy is seeking to appoint a Cleaner to join our current team, as soon as possible.  Our successful candidate will ensure the designated areas of the academy premises are kept in a clean and hygienic condition.  The working basis of this role is 3.00pm - 6.00pm Monday to Friday during Term Time plus 5 additional weeks during school closure periods for deep cleans.  There will also be scope to take on overtime during periods of absence or key busy periods in our other three Maidstone primary academies which are just a stone's throw from Oaks.  Our successful candidates will be reliable, able to work as part of a team and be flexible in their duties on a day to day basis.  Interviews will be held on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged.     

Reporting to the Cleaning Supervisor, the post-holder will undertake the following duties;

  • Cleaning, washing, catch mopping and sweeping
  • Emptying of litter bins
  • Polishing and dusting where appropriate
  • Using powered equipment (e.g. Vacuum cleaners, polishers) where appropriate
  • Undertake major cleaning during academy holidays as agreed with the Facilities Manager.

Please note:

  • The designated areas may include toilets, washrooms and corridors.
  • Duties will vary between term and closure periods.
  • All duties must be carried out within the codes of practice of the academy’s Health and Safety Policy.

We are looking for people with the following skills and attributes;

  • No formal qualifications required
  • Is flexible and prepared to take on a range of tasks
  • Is able to communicate appropriately with young people and adults
  • Is able to work as part of a team
  • Is prepared to undergo further training if required. 

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 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

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.

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More about Oaks Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Oak Tree Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1622 755960
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Oaks is a small Academy with approximately 160 pupils on roll and an additional 21 pupils in our Nursery. We are very proud of our school and the hard work and positive attitude of all our pupils and staff. Teaching areas are both safe and well maint...