11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    June/July 2024

  • Closing date

    30 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,457 - £23,453 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our Site Maintenance team as a Site Assistant.

As a Site Assistant, you will be involved in the maintenance and security of the school premises, ensuring a safe environment for staff, students and visitors.

This is a full time, all year round post. Working hours will be discussed at interview.

Main duties will be:

  • To undertake general repairs and maintenance around the establishment;
  • Ensure resources such as cleaning supplies and equipment are stored and maintained appropriately;
  • Maintain security of site, opening and closing of premises;
  • Operate and regularly check heating, cooling lighting and security systems etc;
  • Undertake general porterage duties such as: moving furniture and equipment within the school.
  • Some travel between our Kent schools will be expected, for which travel expenses may be claimed.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have proficient technical and practical skills relevant to the job;
  • Have experience of working in a school or maintenance / building industry;
  • Be able to carry out maintenance and other practical tasks, such as basic plumbing, carpentry, electrics, decorating and deep cleaning;
  • Have a willingness to undertake appropriate training and professional development.

Have competency in communication, teamwork, and customer service

Have an understanding of health and safety

What the school offers its staff

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post but require further information, please contact peter.humphries@swale.at or 01795 477475.

Further details about the role

Applications should be made via Kent Teach or by submitting a SAT Application Form to wssrecruitment@swale.at. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 905989 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Westlands School may undertake online searches of any candidates as part of the shortlisting process.

Interview Date: w/c 03 June 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to wssrecruitment@swale.at

Visas cannot be sponsored.
Download an application form - 45.3 KB

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Westlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1784 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01795 477475

Arranging a visit to Westlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email wssrecruitment@swale.at.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Art / Design Technology Technician

Leigh Academy Tonbridge

Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PH

Cover Supervisor

Cornwallis Academy

Hubbards Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HX

Exam Invigilator

Westlands School

Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF

EAL Assistant

New Line Learning Academy

Boughton Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9QL

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Kent and Medway