About the role: Strood Academy are seeking to appoint a Cleaner to ensure the designated areas of the academy premises are kept in a clean and hygienic condition. The working basis of the position is 25 hours per week (6.00am - 8.00am and 3.00pm - 6.00pm) during Term Time only. Occasional overtime may also be offered; this is an ideal role for those seeking part-time employment. Please note that we can consider a split shift i.e if candidates are only available for mornings or afternoons; if this is the case, please clearly state it on your application and note that a flexible approach is essential for the role.
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.
- 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.
Working for Strood Academy: Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.
Our core values are creativity, collaboration, distinctiveness, respect and sustainability which are embedded and evident in all of our activities. We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our Academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development. Leigh Academies Trust invite those with the relevant expertise and ambition to join them in supporting a learning institution capable of preparing students for the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Strood Academy, part of Leigh Academies Trust since January 2017, offer all employees the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
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.