Published
September 20, 2022
Location
Category
Job Type
Short Summary
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School is looking for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker).
Salary
£20,789 pa + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Working Pattern
Full time: 37 hours per week
Closing Date
October 05, 2022

Description

We can accept applications electronically or in paper form for all Premises Maintenance Operative vacancies across Leigh Academies Trust. Paper applications can be collected from any LAT reception, or you can print it at home using the PDF document attached.

About the role: Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School is looking for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker). The full-time position will assist the wider Premises 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 Site Manager in ensuring the health and safety and security of a busy academy. You will be a key holder for the site and some unsocial hours may be occasionally required. 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. Please be aware that whilst the role is based at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, our successful candidate may be required to assist at other academies within Leigh Academies Trust.

Applicants need to be trustworthy, reliable, hard working, physically fit 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 safe guarding. Previous experience of working with swimming pool plant would be advantageous, however training will be available to the right candidate.

This is a permanent opportunity, working 37 hours per week, with a salary of £20,789 pa.​​​​​​​ Please be aware that the hours alternate fortnightly:

  • 6.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Thursday, with a 1.30pm finish on the Friday.
  • 10.00am - 6.00pm Monday - Thursday with 10.30am start on the Friday.

Do you know anyone that might be interested in a Caretaker/Premises Maintenance Operative role? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply email talent@latrust.org.uk 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 Caretaker 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.

Working with us: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School was founded in 1701 in order to provide an education to young men who would go on to work at the famous Chatham Dockyard. More than 300 years later we still pride ourselves on providing a superb academic education alongside an unparalleled range of opportunities for personal growth and character development. Awarded ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted, the comment that stands out to us is,  “students thrive within its distinctive ethos, enabling them to succeed academically and to develop into confident, well-rounded individuals who are prepared extremely well for their future lives.”​​​​​​​

In 2012 the School became one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools and in 2021 was successful in converting this into becoming one of the first 35 National Teaching School Hubs. Alongside our work as a National Support School, our position in Leigh Academies Trust and as the lead school in the Kent and Medway Maths Hub the school is in unrivalled position to offer superb support and training to any new member of staff, regardless of their role, or their experience.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 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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