Caretaker Job at Leigh Academies Trust in Paddock Wood
About the role: Mascalls Academy has a great opportunity for a committed and motivated Caretaker to join our site team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the security, care and availability of the academy’s buildings, furniture, fittings and equipment as well as maintaining the physical environment to promote the efficient use of the academy’s assets to support its educational objectives. You will undertake a planned maintenance programme of painting, repairs, etc, under the direction of the Site Manager. This is a great chance to be part of a highly successful and collaborative team not only at academy level but also across the wider Trust. We can support you in a career in this field and our successful candidate will have first-rate CPD opportunities.
This is a permanent, full time position. We can offer our successful candidate 25 days annual leave per annum in addition to bank holidays, and the opportunity to be a part of a well-established and productive team. Our successful candidate will join us as soon as possible.
We’d like to hear from you if you are:
Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Reliable and dependable.
What are we looking for in you? To be successful you need to be passionate, flexible and resilient under pressure. The successful candidate will be able to work well as a member of a collaborative team but equally work on their own using their own initiative and be innovative in streamlining current systems.
Working at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our recent OFSTED inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.
Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and our leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our buildings, facilities and green open spaces make our academy modern, light and airy giving it a vibrant and special character.
We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department, not only within Mascalls but with the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you’ll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you. We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity. We aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
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.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to – click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary. We will still conduct face to face interviews where possible, and will abide by social distancing protocols such as no hand-shaking, using large meeting rooms, etc. Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person – this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team – [email protected]
Company: Leigh Academies Trust
Company Location: Paddock Wood