Location: Heath Farm School, Ashford, Kent.
Salary: £20,000 – £23,500 dependent of experience plus £600 on call allowance
Hours: 7.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, Full Time (52 weeks)
About the Role:
Heath Farm is looking for a reliable, trustworthy, highly motivated and practical person to work alongside our Facilities Manager. You will need to be confident and comfortable working within a school environment, have a full driving licence and be pro-active and flexible in your outlook.
Ideally you will be competent in vehicle and building maintenance, repairs and in-house small projects for this varied and energetic role.
This is full time permanent position working 40 hours per week 7.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Fridays. You will also be required to be on call for emergency site visits for which an additional allowance will be paid.
About the School:
It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School. Under the leadership of the new, forward-thinking head teacher, the school and its team are currently in the process of redesigning and creating a purposeful and unique ‘Heath Farm Curriculum’ that fully meets the holistic needs of our students.
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 are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1 students to adults. Typically classes have between 6-9 students.
As an independent SEN school we are far removed from the toxicity and bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially we do what we know is right for the students in our care.
About the Group:
We are part of Acorn Care and Education 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. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
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 Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.
What we can offer you?
- A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences
- The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of children who respond very positively to high quality teaching.
- A friendly and inclusive working environment
Who are we looking for?
Above all else we are looking for someone with the right attitude and outlook on what education should be about. Ultimately this is about an unconditional love and care for our students, a commitment to meeting their needs and providing them with the best education possible, and a passion for developing and demonstrating the skills students will need in order to be successful in later life.
Within this role, you will be ensuring that the site and environment helps us to do that to the best of our ability.
How to Apply:
Visits to the school strongly recommended 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 and/or speak to the Head teacher, please call Jason Pearn on 01233 712030.
Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.