November 8, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker)(Apprentice) to join our site team
£12,500 pa
Working Pattern
37 hours per week
Closing Date
December 05, 2022


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.

We are looking for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker)(Apprentice) to join our site team at Mascalls Academy. This position will assist with the care of the academy premises, ranging from general maintenance duties including minor repair and refurbishment works, porterage, cleaning and other duties, supporting the current site team in ensuring the health and safety and security of the site.

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 training opportunities so can provide support if there are any areas that you may need to be up-skilled or trained. The successful candidate will be joining an experienced team and be expected to work under the direction of the Site Manager.

This role is offered as an apprenticeship contract and our successful candidate will work towards a nationally-recognised L2 Property Maintenance Operative qualification, delivered by LAT Apprenticeships. ​​​​​​​

Apprenticeship Summary

Working weeks:  Monday - Friday throughout the full year

Total hours per week : 37 hours per week (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme)

Holiday Allowance: 25 days pa plus bank holidays 

Apprenticeship duration:  15 months approx.

Programme delivery type:  All modules are delivered as online learning which can be completed at your place of work

Start date: November 2022

Apprenticeship level:  Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Apprenticeship standard:  Property Maintenance Operative

Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English

Future prospects:  This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and career within the wider estates remit. We endeavour to offer further employment following successful performance and completion of the Level 2 course with future opportunities to extend your training with a higher level apprenticeship programme.
We offer in-house Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced and efficient office team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Please note that paper applications are available from Mascalls Academy Reception.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and two 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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