May 11, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Facilities Assistant to join High Halstow Primary Academy as soon as possible
£8,990 - £20,789 per annum, dependent on hours per week
Working Pattern
16 - 37 hours per week (part time and full time roles available)
Closing Date
June 10, 2023


If you are interested in this role, please send an updated CV to Alternatively, we also accept CV's in paper form which you can hand in to any Leigh Academies Trust reception area.

Please state whether you are interested in the part-time or full-time role.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Facilities Assistant to join High Halstow Primary Academy as soon as possible. We are looking for a suitably skilled, reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our friendly and dedicated team.

Duties will include general maintenance of the building and grounds, hygiene control across all areas of the school, general security and site safety and some cleaning as required. You will be a key holder for the site, and some unsocial hours may be occasionally required.

The applicant is likely to have had previous experience of premises and general maintenance, should be physically fit, enjoy working as part of a team in a school setting and be a confident communicator. There will be a need for good time management, to prioritise duties and work on their own initiative. The successful candidate will ensure our school site is maintained to the highest standard to offer all our children the best learning environment both indoors and out. The applicant will work closely alongside the Site Manager.

Other responsibilities of the role include:

  • ​​​​​​​Provide equipment as requested by education staff and ensure the Horticulture area is kept in a safe condition.
  • To prepare the Horticulture area, as advised by the Horticulture Teacher, to enable the students to access a high-quality environment which allows them to undertake their courses and qualifications.
  • To maintain the flower beds and other green areas of the academy.​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​To work alongside and as part of the site team

Do you know anyone that might be interested in a Facilities Assistant role? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply email with the candidates’ name and contact details and we will be in touch with them about potential opportunities across the Trust. *Please ensure to obtain the person's consent to share their personal details.

Benefits of working as a  Facilities Assistant at a Leigh Academies Trust site;

  • 25 days annual leave per annum + bank holidays, increasing to 30 days + bank holidays based on 5 years' service
  • Full company closure and time off between Christmas and New Year
  • You'll be part of a friendly and supportive team
  • A flexible and proactive ethos
  • Training and qualifications supported / encouraged
  • Mileage allowance for travel between sites
  • Paid overtime
  • Generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme)
  • Free, on-site parking at every site
  • Dedicated site office

This is a permanent role and our ideal candidate will be able to work full-time, Monday to Friday, but we can be receptive to candidates seeking a part-time opportunity (minimum 16 hours per week). The salary being offered will range from £8,990 - £20,789 per annum, dependent on hours worked per week​​​​​.

Working with us: High Halstow Primary Academy is an over -subscribed one form entry village primary school. Pupils are hard working and respectful and parents and carers work closely with us to ensure our pupils receive the best opportunities.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is integral to our curriculum. We aim for our pupils to become well-rounded, lifelong learners and global citizens that are ready for secondary school and beyond.

The school is fortunate to have fantastic indoor and outdoor environments to enhance the learning opportunities for the pupils. Additionally, all KS1 and KS2 pupils have access to a 1:1 device which enables staff to further adapt teaching and learning experiences. The academy is an Ofsted Graded ‘good’ school with ambitions to be outstanding. Leigh Academies Trust provides outstanding opportunities for staff to work collaboratively as well as receiving high-quality professional development at all stages of the career journey.​​​​​​​

​​​​Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  ​​​​​​​

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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