Site Technician

Penkridge, Stafford
Starting salary £18,887.00 (Grade 3, SCP3
21 Jun 2022
04 Jul 2022
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Job title: Site Technician

Job number: PV21-90                                              

Location: The Rural enterprise Academy, Penkridge

Employer: Penk Valley Academy Trust

Contract: Full time (37hours), Full Year

Closing date for applications: 4th July 2022

Start date: ASAP

Salary: Starting salary £18,887.00 (Grade 3, SCP3)

Shift Patterns: 10:00 – 18:00, Monday- Friday (flexibility may be required)

Accountable to: Estates Manager

About the Role

We are looking to appoint a Site Technician to assist with general caretaking duties at The Rural Enterprise Academy and wider Academy Trust as needed. You will be expected to undertake site maintenance and school support to the highest standard, ensuring that a safe working environment is practiced at all times.

Any working knowledge or experience in the following would be an advantage, carpentry, electrics, plumbing, decorating or construction.

There will be opportunities to help with the future development of the school grounds and buildings. Flexibility will be needed to assist with staff holidays and absences at other schools within the Trust as needed. 

Examples of duties include. 

  • Water temperatures check 
  • Fire safety checks  
  • Grounds clearing and inspections
  • Classroom and exam setups
  • General maintenance and repairs 
  • Assisting with school events
  • Liaising with / working with contractors
  • Locking the school of an evening. 

We are looking for someone who will take pride in the school and be a core member of our maintenance team, this will involve regular meetings and generally getting involved. We will offer training in all duty areas and will help to develop your current skillset. Suitable candidates will need to demonstrate that they are practically minded and have the flexibility required to undertake the variety of duties and responsibilities demanded by the post. 

We welcome candidates to visit the school to meet the team and get a full understanding of the role. To arrange this please contact HR on

Employee benefits:

  • Access to first class CPD opportunities.
  • Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 7 schools within the academy
  • Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.
  • Pension - automatic enrolment into the to the Local Government Pension Scheme one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.
  • Overtime is paid at flat rate or TOIL
  • Paid mileage between base school and other schools
  • Opportunities for training and further development and opportunity to shape and design part of an exciting new development operational and strategy

How to apply.

All completed application forms should be sent by email to or FAO HR to the school address:

The Rural Enterprise Academy

Rodbaston Drive



ST19 5PH

Application forms and job specification are available on the school website.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be informed by telephone or email. If you require any further details, please don’t hesitate to contact HR.

Being part of Penk Valley Academy Trust:

Penk Valley Academy Trust is the local academy Trust for the following schools: Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary & St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy.

The Trust’s vision and ethos is encapsulated in our motto ‘Learning Together’. Our main aim is to work collaboratively and take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and responsibility.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.  

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.








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