Maintenance Operative Plumbing

Closing date
Vacancy department
Vacancy type
Full time

Benenden School is an independent boarding school for girls, founded in 1923 and situated in 250 acres of beautiful parkland in rural Kent. At present, there are 550 girls in the school. A considerable amount of new building has been completed in recent years, including an All-Weather Pitch, Staff Housing and a new School Hall and Music School.

We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic person with formal qualifications in Plumbing and Heating to join our Estates Department in a busy educational and boarding community. 

With a hands-on approach, the multi skilled plumber is responsible for all plumbing related works including the fitting of new bathrooms, adaptions, modifications, and general duties including the unblocking of drains, legionella flushing of taps, as well as general maintenance requests for a busy boarding school.  

Attention to detail and accurate record keeping is essential, ensuring compliance in all areas. We are looking for someone with a collaborative approach who works well as a member of a team but is also happy working on their own. Interpersonal skills are essential, and you will be an effective communicator. A general user knowledge of IT is required for the uploading of documents and keeping of records. 

Salary range £28,000 to £32,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. The role is 40 hours per week, 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday, all year round, but some flexibility is required including the occasional weekend and evening if there is an emergency or a pre-planned event.  We are currently reviewing our on-call provision and this role may form part of the on-call provision going forward.

In addition to the above, Benenden School offer employees’ pension contribution, meals provided free of charge whilst on duty, free on-site parking, and use of the school’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool.

To apply, please download an application form below. Completed applications should be sent to People Services at by Monday 10 April 2023. Interviews likely to be held Thursday 13 or Friday 14 April. Interviews to be held at Benenden School.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact. They must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. This appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees. Whilst Benenden isn’t accredited to the Living Wage Foundation, we do look to the Living Wage for guidance and our starting pay is currently in line with this.