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Caretaker (part-time)

Falconer's Hill AcademyNorthamptonshire

Falconer’s Hill and The Abbey CE Academies are now recruiting for Caretakers to work on both sites. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

About the role

This is a key role within the school, to ensure there is a safe and legal environment for all students, staff and visitors. This is a hands on role, requiring a range of practical and DIY skills.  IT skills would also be desirable - but training will be provided. The post holder will work closely with the Principals and Senior Leadership Teams to ensure a well maintained learning environment for our students.

We are still currently recruiting for a part time role only.

​​​​​​​Job share / part time / flexible working requests will be considered.

Part-time – 10 hours per week, 52 weeks a year

Salary & Benefits

£5,467pa for the part-time role

Access to generous Local Government Pension Scheme

30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays – (pro rata for part-time role)

Free car parking

Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme

Rewards and Recognition Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Who we are looking for

Good numeracy, literacy and written and verbal communication skills

Practical skills required for the role – Competent at basic building repairs and maintenance, ability to use industrial, electrical & mechanical equipment, ability to cope with the physical demands of the role

Ability to understand and apply Health and Safety Regulations

Be able to plan, manage and prioritise workload effectively, whilst remaining flexible to respond to urgent requests

Enthusiastic and conscientious, proactive and flexible

Ability to be flexible and work as part of a team or individually as required

Have a sense of pride in caring for our schools and their surroundings

Good, competent IT skills (training can be provided if required)

In return, you can become part of:

A friendly, supportive staff team at both schools

Two local primary schools where every child really does matter

Part of a growing Trust where we all contribute to the future success of our students

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

Apply now

We now only have a part time position available. 

To complete our application form, please click here . Alternatively call the HR office on 01509 320148 or email for an application pack or to arrange a school visit.

Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.

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