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Site assistant

Scale/Salary: £18,000 - £21,000

Department: Central team – Finance and Operations

Hours and Holiday: 37 hours per week (52 weeks), annual leave 30 days (Sept – Aug)

Contract: Permanent

Responsible to: Estates Manager

Closing date: Monday 9 December 2019, noon 

East Midlands Academy Trust are a unique family of seven academies.  The MAT includes five primary academies, one secondary and one all-through 4-19 Free School.  We are driven by a strong moral purpose that every child has the right to outstanding teaching and leadership.

The Trust is incredibly proud of the achievement and the real difference we are making.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated Site Assistant to join the Trust.  The role will include key-holding duties, maintenance of the school buildings and site, health and safety checks, cleaning checks etc. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the school is prepared at the end of the day, ready for school the following morning. 

You will travel to our academies but based in the trust central team.  An element of out of hours’ work might be required from time to time for events taking place beyond the normal school day. 

Previous experience of a site maintenance role would be desirable.

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of specific premises issues e.g. security systems, heating systems.
  • Ability to competently and safely carry out a range of everyday DIY jobs.
  • Ability to safely use basic power tools and other equipment to make minor repairs and improvements.
  • An understanding of different cleaning methods.
  • Ability to deal with emergencies and unexpected events in a calm, safe and systematic manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a reasonable standard.
  • Ability to devise a suitable record-keeping system for monitoring expenditure and stock levels.
  • Understanding to take further training, where necessary, and apply it to current position.

If you would like to visit our schools, please telephone to arrange a convenient date and time. 

If you are interested in this vacancy, we would like to hear from you.  In order to consider your application in full please download an application form and submit together with a covering letter. 

You can download a recruitment pack below.

Completed applications forms should be emailed to

For an informal discussion, please contact Hena Mahmood, HR Business Partner, on 07711925992.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references. 

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.  All positions will involve appropriate checks and an enhanced DBS check.  


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EMAT recruitment pack Site Assistant 29th Nov 2019 Download
EMAT non teaching Employment Application Form new version Jan 2019 10th Dec 2018 Download
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