Maintenance/Premises Assistant

Full Time
Kirkley Drive, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7RA
NJC 5-6 (£18,795 - £19,171 per annum)

Heanor Gate Science College situated on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border is a ‘good’ school (Ofsted March 2017) with a strong commitment to ongoing professional development.

We are looking to appoint a Maintenance/Premises Assistant who will work with the site team on a daily basis to ensure the smooth running of the school premises and the safe operation of the site. The role will suit somebody who has a positive attitude, a flexible approach and is able to work under their own initiative. The successful candidate will have experience in basic maintenance skills, including carpentry, plumbing and general maintenance. They will also be willing to learn new skills. For more information, please refer to the job description attached to this advert.

Spencer Academies Trust is a medium sized Trust which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 17 schools (8 Secondary and 9 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire.


The Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

In line with safer recruitment policies, references will be called for prior to interview.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any queries, please contact Mr J Callaway by email on or telephone 01773 716396.

Applications for this post must be submitted using our online application form which can be found at

Closing date for applications is 12 midnight Tuesday 27 August 2019

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