Site Manager/Caretaker (Handyman)

Somers Heath Primary School, South Ockendon

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Job Ref No. ECC2429-96 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: CA Trust, Band C/D (£22,780 - £25,932. DoE)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/01/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: As and when suitable applications are received.  

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This job vacancy advert may be closed early if the right person is found before the 'Applications Close' date. You are encouraged to apply early as interviews will be conducted as/when suitable applications are received.

Pay Scale: Catalyst Academies Trust Band C/D. £22,780 - £25,932 (depending on experience).

Hours: 37 hours per week (Shift patterns by negotiation to meet the needs of the school).

Weeks: 52 weeks per year. 6.8 weeks holiday (inc. BH's) - to be taken during school holiday periods, where possible.

Somers Heath Primary School is looking for a self-motivated and practical person to take on the role of Site Manager/Caretaker (Handyman) at our school. The children in our community deserve an excellent education, you will play a vital part in this by ensuring that the building and site are safe and ready for teaching and learning to take place. You will need to demonstrate a firm commitment to the school and its ethos.

Somers Heath is a two form entry primary school with a newly refurbished building and a large site. This role will suit someone who is organised, practical and friendly and who will have a flexible approach to their work and the ability to work independently. The post holder will need to be able to work with and co­ordinate with, cleaning staff/cleaning contractors on a daily-basis and during the school holidays. To liaise with contractors and tradesman as well as students and staff. They will have strong DIY and handyman skills, e.g. decorating, carpentry, plumbing and be willing to learn how to use the systems in the building. The successful candidate will be responsible for making sure the site is safe, secure, well maintained and clean every day.

Duties will include general repairs and maintenance, cleaning, 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.

In return, we can offer you:

- the support of our Senior Leadership Team, staff and governors

- delightful children who are well behaved

- professional development opportunities

- a well-resourced school where everyone is valued

- a school building that has been completely refurbished over the past five years and is in excellent condition

Visits to the school, before submitting your application, are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed so you can see the school site for yourself and ask any questions about the job. Please contact Paul Smith, our School Business Manager on 01708 853397 or 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 they are not a disqualified person under the Childcare Regulations.

Information about the School

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Martin Curtis, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact Paul Smith, our School Business Manager, on 01708 853397 or to arrange these. We are proud of our children and our facilities and confident that you will want to work here.

This is an exciting time to join our school. Over the past few years Somers Heath has expanded to provide two classes across all years, joined Catalyst Academies Trust and appointed a new Headteacher. We hope you would like to be part of our aim to provide outstanding education for all children.

Somers Heath is situated close to the M25 and A13 road links, near The Dartford Crossing and Lakeside Shopping Centre.

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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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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