Published
April 15, 2024
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Short Summary
Longfield Academy has a fantastic opportunity for a committed and motivated Facilities Assistant to join our collaborative team as soon as possible.
Salary
£22,714 per annum + 25 days holiday + bank holidays
Working Pattern
Full Time
Closing Date
April 22, 2024

Description

Longfield Academy has a fantastic opportunity for a committed and motivated Facilities Assistant to join our collaborative team as soon as possible. This position will assist the wider Estates 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 Facilities Manager in ensuring the health and safety and security of a busy academy. 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.

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'.

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

  • 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. The Academy is open from 7am to 7pm, and the applicant will be required to work within this period for 8 hours Monday to Thursday and 7.5 hours on a Friday. The salary being offered will be £22,714 per annum + 25 days holiday + bank holidays.

We can accept applications electronically or in paper form which can be accessed below. Alternatively, we also accept CV's which you can send to talent@latrust.org.uk. Paper applications and CVs can be collected/returned from any LAT academy reception. If you have any queries in regards to the application process, please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on rachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk / 01634 412 258.

Working with us: Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy is recognised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school and delivers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in years 7 -9. Our most recent inspection in 2018 confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students. The richness of our extracurricular activities allows our students to excel in drama, music, sports and STEM. Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students. We have a strong drive for school improvement underpinned by a relentless focus on the core business of improving teaching and learning. We do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations; our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. Our pastoral system is truly exceptional and we pride ourselves on the quality of care for every student. Our Post-16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent, with our students securing places at top universities.

Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement, and the academy is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in year 7 and year 12.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. 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.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged. Please note, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
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