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Job Ref No. ECC2429-56 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Thurrock Band 4
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/11/2018 Midnight Date of Interviews: May be before the applications close date.  

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Early applications are encouraged as shortlisting & interviews may occur ahead of the closing date. The vacancy will be closed early if an appointment is made.

This vacancy may be a great opportunity for someone who has taken early retirement and is looking for a part-time job.

The continuing expansion of Somers Heath Primary School means that an exciting opportunity has arisen for a joint Site Manager. We need you to play a vital part in the next phase for our school. If you have the skills and previous experience this may be for you.

Somers Heath Primary School is looking for a motivated, experienced, enthusiastic and caring person to join our Site Management Team on a part-time basis as soon as possible.

Pay Scale: Thurrock Band 4 based on experience.

Hours: 20 hours per week/52 weeks per year.(Holidays to be taken during school holiday periods.)

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate: ·

- A firm commitment to the school and its ethos
- A flexible approach to their work and ability to work independently
- Strong DIY and handyman skills, e.g. decorating, carpentry, plumbing
- Good communication skills, as you will be liaising with contractors, tradesman as well as students and staff.

Duties will include general repairs and maintenance, locking and unlocking premises, general security, porterage, DIY, record keeping, etc. A full job description is attached to this advert.

Ideally, you will possess an awareness of COSHH, Safe Manual Handling practices and Health & Safety and have prior experience of working within a similar setting. (Although, this is not essential.)

Full driving licence and use of your own car is essential as you may be required to attend the school outside of normal working hours.

Working hours: 4 hours per day. (Times to be agreed)

In return, we can offer you:

- the support of our SLT, staff and governors

- delightful children who are well behaved

- professional development opportunities

- a well-resourced school where everyone is valued

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please contact Paul Smith, our School Business Manager on 01708 853397 to arrange to come and see us.

The school's Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. All staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful person will undergo pre-employment checks which include references, right to work in UK, DBS checks and a declaration that neither they nor anyone they live with is a disqualified person under the Childcare Regulations.

Information about the School

Visitors to Somers Heath always comment on the calmness and politeness of our children and the large classrooms! We are a town school with a village school feel. Teachers who come to Somers Heath usually stay for many years. We are in the middle of an exciting phase following the expansion of our school to provide two classes across all years. We hope you would like to be part of this process.

Somers Heath is situated close to the M25 and A13 road links. We are a friendly, growing school with 380+ pupils currently on roll (plus, a well resourced nursery). We are committed to enabling children to attain their potential by providing a curriculum that is stimulating, enjoyable, fun and exciting.

In February 2016 we had a very successful Ofsted inspection.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Paul Smith (School Business Manager)
Somers Heath Primary School
Foyle Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5LX
Telephone: 01708 853397

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