Painter and Decorator


Closing date: Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 09:00

Type: Full time all year round

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Painter and Decorator to join our Estates Department in a busy educational and boarding community.

You will support the Maintenance Manager with responsibility for being a part of a multi-disciplined works team within the Estates Department delivering effective painting and decorating services within the cost and quality parameters of the DOEG, ensuring health and safety compliance and best practice.

You will work in a professional and flexible manner that meets the demands of customers and complete all types of painting and decorating activities both internally and externally, including paper hanging and remedial works in order to complete projects as directed by you line manager or other nominated designate.

This role requires the postholder to hold relevant trade City & Guilds, NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in painting and decorating or similar discipline.

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 as well as a can-do attitude. A general user knowledge of IT is required for the uploading of documents and keeping of records.

A competitive salary of £30,065.55 per annum 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.

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

Benenden School is an independent day and 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.

To apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications should be emailed to People Services at by 9.00am on Thursday 13 June.

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.