Maintenance Electrician

Benenden School is an independent boarding school for girls, founded in 1923 and situated in 240 acres of beautiful parkland in rural Kent. At present, there are 540 girls in the School. A considerable amount of new building has been completed in recent years, including a Study Centre (Library and classrooms), Theatre and a state of the art Science Centre. Recently opened is an all-weather pitch, Sports Pavilion and staff housing.

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

Maintenance Electrician

The Maintenance Electrician will be responsible for all aspects of electrical maintenance at Benenden School, providing support to the Estates Supervisor ensuring day to day electrical issues are resolved and all systems run efficiently across the School.

The following skills and experience are essential:

  • Electrical – City & Guilds Apprenticeship, 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations
  • Practical experience/knowledge of working in a residential/commercial environment
  • Multi skilled with relevant experience in building maintenance
  • Ability to analyse single/ 3 phase electrical drawings
  • Excellent practical fault finding experience

City & Guilds Testing & inspection (2391/2392 or 2394/2395) is desirable. Experience of working in a boarding school or similar environment would be advantageous but is not essential.

Salary will be dependent upon experience, circa £24,000 per annum.

Benenden offers its own competitive pay structure and benefits. 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 an application pack below. Completed applications should be sent to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA or by email to recruitment@benenden.kent.sch.uk by 9:00am on 26 June.


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.