Caretaker / Facilities Officer

  • The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, Chatham
  • Chatham

Caretaker / Facilities Officer

Job advert

Caretaker / Facilities Officer

Salary: TSAT Grade D - £20,045 - £22,561

Location:      Medway, Kent

Start Date:    November  2019


Closing Date of Position: 22nd September

Interview to take place week commencing W/C 23 September 2019


We are looking to appoint a Caretaker / Facilities Officer to work primarily across the academies in our Medway hub.


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 schools.


As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve


Your new role:

You will be working a two week early/late shift pattern with some flexibility needed for school events plus weekend working.  You will be part of a team required to maintain and care for the school and its grounds.


Duties include:

  • Unlocking and locking the premises
  • General building skills
  • Interacting with sub-contractors
  • Unblocking drains and cleaning
  • Setting up rooms for meetings/exams and functions
  • Any other duties that are required with this role

What you will need to succeed:

  • Previously worked as a caretaker or similar
  • Practical skills in maintenance and cleaning
  • Full clean driving licence with access to own transport
  • Experience of working within an Academy/School is desirable, along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft office

What you will get in return:

The opportunity to work with all of our academies within our Medway hub and join at a time where you can set the benchmark. We are proud to work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. You will benefit from vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers and staff within the school and our trust.


Staff who join our happy and friendly academy can also benefit from a discounted price of the Thinking Fitness gym, conveniently located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy in Chatham.


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our friendly schools at the start of a new and exciting time, then please apply today!


If this position as a Facilities Officer is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please contact our recruitment team at to ensure that you are added to our talent pool and considered for any future positions.


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.