Maintenance Technician

Closing date
Vacancy department
Estates Team
Vacancy type
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a talented, enthusiastic and dynamic person to join our Estates team, all of whom work closely and collaboratively in a busy educational and boarding community. 

The Maintenance Technician should have practical experience and knowledge of working in a residential and commercial environment. The ideal candidate would be multi skilled with relevant experience in building maintenance and excellent practical and hands-on experience. This would enable them to take a proactive approach to the maintenance of the site by identifying areas for improvement and taking ownership to ensure remedial action is carried out.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Maintenance Technician will play a full part in the day-to-day maintenance of the site, assisting the team with maintenance requests from the Facilities Helpdesk. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: carrying out general maintenance (including both routine, preventative and reactive); routine flushing of water services, temperature checks, PAT adhoc items; minor repairs and minor jobs (fitting shelving, notice boards, hanging pictures etc.); attending to blocked drainage; record and collect monthly meter readings for gas and electricity services; assist the Estates team in carrying out routine fire alarm testing and maintenance of fire extinguishers records.

Hours of work will be 40 hours per week (5 out of 7 days).

Salary will be dependent upon experience, circa £18,500-£19,500 per annum.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 250 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 555 girls in the school, aged 11-18. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

For a full job description and to apply, please download the application pack below . Completed applications should be sent to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 9:00am on 28 March.


Application Pack


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.