Premises Operative/Assistant, Rochester

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Strood AcademyRochester

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Start date: June 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting salary: £15,356 - £18,291 dependent on qualifications/experience
Contract term: Permanent

About the role:  Are you a competent and experienced Premises member of staff? Are you seeking a new opportunity that allows you to put your skills to use whilst still maintaining your practical knowledge? Strood Academy has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced candidate to join us in the role of Premises Operative/Assistant.  This is a great opportunity for a candidate looking to demonstrate their ability to work across a large secondary site.  The successful candidate will be part of our well-established team and play a pivotal role in the upkeep of our facilities.

This is a challenging yet equally rewarding position for someone who is self-motivated, a good communicator and has a sound knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety.  Strood Academy, part of the wider central Business and Operations remit that Leigh Academies Trust operate, offer the following remuneration options for the successful candidate appointed to this role;

  • Premises Operative (LAT Grade C-D), starting salary £15,356 per annum – for those at an earlier stage in their premises and facilities career, or a candidate with longer service who has not yet enrolled onto a formal training course aligned to their role, seeking the opportunity to work in a modern, well-resourced and high-spec building within a collaborative team. Our suitable candidate will be keen to train and up-skill themselves and embark on relevant training courses/apprenticeship courses as applicable.  Please click here to view the Job Description.
  • Premises Assistant (LAT Grade E-F), starting salary £18,291 per annum – for a highly skilled, experienced and suitably qualified site member with a proven track record of working as part of a school premises team at a more senior level. This should include taking a lead role on projects, deputising for the Premises Manager when necessary and be in receipt of a suitable qualification directly applicable to this role.  Please click here to view the Job Description.

Candidates should indicate the role for which they are applying within their application. If successfully taken through to interview stage, experience, qualifications and track record will be taken into consideration when determining which salary band is suitable.  Working hours i.e daily start and finish times can be discussed at interview stage in the view to offering a mutually agreeable working pattern. 

Working for Strood Academy:  Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. 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. 

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of the trust allows you to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust on a regular basis.  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.

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.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Carnation Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 717121
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Strood Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in the town of Strood in the Kent area. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a multi-academy trust called Leigh Academies Trust and sponsored b...