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Valence School

Grounds Maintenance Assistant


40 hours per week - All Year Round

08.00-16.30 (flexibility around hours required)

£23,148 actual gross p.a. (£12.00 per hour)

Benefits include a generous pension scheme & life cover, retail discounts, training opportunities, well-being sessions and free on-site parking

As the Grounds Maintenance Assistant you will join a growing, friendly team responsible for 40 acres of beautiful grounds with meadows, lakes and woodland.  You will support the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor & Facilities team to ensure the delivery of a safe and secure environment that is maintained and developed for all students, staff and visitors and ensure that all facilities are kept to a high standard of repair and appearance. 

You will have a relevant qualification in Horticulture and/or a minimum of 1 year experience working in grounds maintenance and be able to meet the physical demands of the post.  You will develop and maintain good working relationships, be pro-active and have a reliable attitude.  You must also have a full, clean driving licence.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

If you have any questions please contact the HR team :

Application closing date: 16 April 2023

Interview date: 27 April 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy, interview and appoint earlier if we receive sufficient applications for this role

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act).