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Job Ref No. ECC1234-67S Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Grade B £24,850 - £27,029 plus 10% shift allowance
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Position: Site Assistant

Pay Range: Grade B £24,850 - £27,029 (plus 10% shift allowance)

Start Date: September 2024

Contract Type: 37 Hours a week, 52 weeks a year

Flexible working pattern / job share will be considered

Contract Term: Permanent

Application Close: 2nd June 2024

Orsett Heath Academy are seeking a reliable Site Assistant with initiative and self-motivation to join our Site Services Team in supporting the needs of our growing school. The successful candidate will have experience of general premises, grounds-keeping and caretaking duties.

The shifts will include some early starts, late finishes or weekend work on a rota basis.

We are looking for candidates with any of the following:

  • A background in grounds maintenance
  • A combination of these skills would be an advantage: electrical, plumbing, gardening, carpentry and decoration.
  • Site-team/caretaking/facilities experience, ideally in a school setting
  • Health & Safety-related buildings knowledge/training
  • A hard-working approach, being resilient, flexible, reliable, and able to respond positively to competing demand
  • An adaptable, professional and confident team player

Why Orsett Heath Academy?

Orsett Heath is a relatively new thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. As a new school, we opened our doors to welcome our first pupils in 2020. Since then, the school has proved popular with parents and pupils and we are oversubscribed in all three current year groups. We have created a successful school that pupils and staff are incredibly proud of.

In the summer of 2024, we move into our new £37m school building adjacent to our current purpose-built accommodation at Thurrock Rugby Club. When full, the new building will have 1200 pupils and be amongst the largest in Thurrock. We are looking for highly motivated, talented and ambitious staff who share our inclusive ethos and who want to help us grow over the coming years.


At South West Essex Community Education Trust, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils' needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our academies are united by the things that make us both similar and unique - the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.

We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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


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Long Lane, Grays
Essex, RM16 2QH
Telephone: 01375 486000

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