Facilities Technician/Caretaker

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Job title:              Facilities Technician/Caretaker

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

Salary:                 £21,320 per annum 

Hours:                 40 hours per week; 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contract:             Permanent

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Facilities Technician to work as a member of our on-site team to provide a robust maintenance and site management service to the school. Our Facilities Team provide a full maintenance, caretaking and health & safety service across our two sites in rural Charing Heath and Ashford town centre.

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.

The main school was previously a working farm and lies in a spacious rural setting near Ashford. The site consists of 14 separate buildings, both new and old, spread across the site. A separate sixth form site exists in a converted residential property in central Ashford.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care 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. 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.

How to Apply

 Visits to the school are welcomed, and we are certain that you will be even keener to apply once you see the fabulous and caring approach, we take with our students along with our excellent and modern site. To arrange a visit please call Liz Thorne on 01233 712030.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


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.