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Facilities Assistant


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Facilities Assistant 

Salary: £20,252 - £23,918 - Please note this is subject to agreement in line with September 2022 salary increases but the amounts shown are a minimum  of what you will earn and if any changes are made they will be increases on the amount shown. 

Start Date: ASAP

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: New Horizons Children’s Academy

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 28/09/2022

Interview Date: W/C 29th August

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Thinking Facilities are looking for a Facilities Assistant to assist the Facilities Manager with overseeing the day-to-day tasks. Your primary location will be based at New Horizons Children’s Academy in Chatham, but will be expected to cover the Chatham Hub (Holcombe Grammar School and The Victory Academy) if necessary.



Monday to Friday – 7.00 to 15.00 but with flexibility to cover 16.30 to 22.30 if needed.


You will be a responsible person and competent in all aspects of site maintenance. It is imperative that our Site Team successfully manage our school premises and associated facilities, ensuring that the premises are secure, safe and well-maintained at all times to reflect the standards of education and behaviour within the school.


What you will need to succeed:

For further details please see the attached JD and person specification

  1. Previous experience as a caretaker or similar
  2. Practical skills in maintenance and cleaning
  3. Experience of managing Health & Safety
  4. Experience of working within an Academy/School is desirable.
  5. A good working knowledge of Microsoft office.
  6. Full clean driving licence with access to own transport

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances

View our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust 


What our Trust will offer you:

  1. The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time
  2. The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme
  3. A pro-rata annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service.
  4. A competitive salary
  5. A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other
  6. Vast support network from senior leaders within the schools and the Central Trust team 
  7. A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working for our Trust in our Facilities Team, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms  

If this position  is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please click here to join our Talent Pool. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.




The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Mobile Facilities Assistant.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via