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Job Ref No. ECC1106-176 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Scale 4 (Point 6-7)
Position Start Date: 01/10/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 1st August 2024  

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We would like to appoint a Morning Caretaker at our primary unit in Witham to join our committed and caring team across our Academy centres (please read the job description available below). Many of the young people who attend our provision arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school.

This post is 12.5 hours a week, part time only at Scale 4 Pt 6-7. The salary will be between £8,207 to £8,345 and the hours will be 7.30am to 10am Monday to Friday. The role will be based in Witham. The morning caretaker post duties will include security and supervision of the site and related equipment, and other care taking duties including porterage, cleaning and maintenance. You will be required to open up the building and be a key holder.

Please read the full job description before applying.

The following pre-employment checks will be required where applicable to the role and setting:

- receipt of satisfactory references
- verification of identity
- a satisfactory DBS disclosure if undertaking Regulated Activity
- verification that you not barred from working with Children
- verification that you are not prohibited from teaching
- verification of medical fitness for the particular role
- verification of qualifications and of professional status where required e.g. QTS status
- the production of evidence of the right to work in the UK
- verification of successful completion of/exemption from statutory induction period
- verification that you are not subject to a section 128 direction preventing you from holding a management
position within a school (if applicable)
- a declaration that you are not disqualified from working with children by virtue of the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018 or that you have provided a valid disqualification waiver from Ofsted

In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance; Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line.

The purpose is limited:

- to identify issues which call into question the applicant suitability to work with children
- to verify employment history

Only information related to the purposes stated will be shared with the Panel. Any information will be
discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Recruitment Statement

Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in
its academies. The Trust complies with the statutory legislative requirements and guidance that seeks to protect children
including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance'. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection
process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. This includes the disclosure of criminal records, online checks
and other vetting documents. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer
working practice across our schools.

Keys Co Operative Academy recognises the value of, and seeks to achieve, a diverse workforce which includes people from
all backgrounds. We take positive steps to create an employment culture in which people feel confident of being treated with
fairness, dignity and tolerance irrespective of their individual differences. This is embedded through our co-operative
values. This commitment extends beyond the relationship between and conduct of employees and potential employees, to
the whole community. Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to the elimination of unlawful discrimination and to
the promotion of good relations.

Information about the School

Mid Essex Co-operative Academy is an 4 – 16 school for 135 young people most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school.

We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, we focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training. Many of the young people who attend Mid Essex Co-operative Academy arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school. We have an ongoing target that none of our Year 11 leavers are NEET (Not in education, employment or training) and we regularly maintain this excellent target.

The Primary unit for Key Stage 1 and 2 students is located in Witham. The school opened in January 2021. As with the secondary unit, this serves young people, most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school. We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

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

HR Officer
Mid Essex Co-operative Academy
The Street, Heybridge
Essex, CM9 4NB
Telephone: 01376 425955 Ext 803
Email: hr@kcat.co.uk

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