Site Assistant - Maintenance

Site Assistant - Maintenance
37 hours per week, 5.00am – 1.00pm Monday to Thursday, 5.00am – 12.30pm Friday, 52 weeks per year. Grade B - Step 1 £18,065 plus 24 days holiday. We have a vacancy for a Site Assistant to join our Maintenance Team.

The Wildern Academy Trust comprises of Wildern School and Boorley Park Primary School, a further 7-form entry secondary school is planned to open September 2021. Our staff form a collective team that make a difference to the lives of our students. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

The successful candidate will:
• Be skilled in a variety of areas including general building maintenance, plumbing, carpentry and minor electrical works
• Have the ability to perform planned preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance & minor works on a supervised and unsupervised basis
• Be able to work efficiently in a busy environment and use their own initiative to solve work related problems effectively
• Have excellent communication and organisational skills
• Be a pragmatic, quick thinker
• Support the school's ethos and values
• Be a team player with a ‘can do’ approach

Lifting, moving and handling of furniture and deliveries also form part of the role. Full health and safety training will be given.

A full, clean driving licence and your own transport is essential for this role.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Closing Date: Midday Tuesday 14th July 2020.

Please note, we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive applications that meet the criteria, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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