Work less hours to do the stuff you love doing! 

Job title:              Cleaner

Location:             Heath Farm School, Charing Heath, Ashford, Kent

Salary:                 £11,992.50 per annum 

Hours:                 25 hours per week; 4.00pm – 9.00pm, Monday to Friday 

Contract:             Permanent; Term Time only plus 5 days deep cleans in holidays

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an evening cleaner to work with our existing Site Team on our main site in Charing Heath.

The cleaning team consists of a supervisor and three cleaners, who between them provide a complete cleaning and janitorial service to the school, which is spread over 13 separate buildings on the site. The role is term time only. However, there is a requirement to work 5 additional days during the school holidays to complete deep cleans and attend whole school training days.

About the School

It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School. Under the leadership of the forward-thinking head teacher, the school and its team have recently redesigned and created a purposeful and unique ‘Heath Farm Curriculum’ that fully meets the holistic needs of our students.

We are now in the stage of fully embedding this across the school. We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.

Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they can enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school.

There are currently 100 students on role and a staff team of approximately the same number. The construction of the new kitchen and dining facility aligns with our vision of community, and students and staff will be encouraged to eat together at lunchtime. Also new for 2021 is a horticulture programme, which will see students planting and nurturing fruits and vegetables which will be available for the kitchen to use in the production of meals.

About the Group

 We are part of Acorn Education and Care – a division of Outcomes First Group – and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?

  • £11,232 per annum
  • 25 hours per week; 4.00pm – 9.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Permanent; Term Time only plus 5 days deep cleans in holidays


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.