Site Maintenance Operative / Caretaker, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0BZ

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Milton Abbey SchoolBlandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0BZ

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: competitive depending on experience and qualification
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a Site Maintenance Operative /Caretaker to assist in the day to day maintenance and operation of the school site, ensuring its safe and efficient use at all times by pupils, staff, visitors and hirers. The job will involve lifting and carrying, working at height or in enclosed areas. You should be flexible, adaptable and presentable, have a working knowledge of Health and Safety rules and the ability or experience of undertaking repairs to furniture, equipment and premises internally and externally.

In addition you will provide efficient and effective caretaking support to the School. Duties will include: locking and unlocking buildings, monitoring fuel tanks and boilers, dealing with out of hours breakdowns or emergencies and providing 24 hour cover for the school. The successful candidate will work a shift system of days/nights on alternate weeks ensuring the security and general appearance of the buildings are maintained to an excellent standard. To enable emergency and out of hours cover you will be provided with free on-site accommodation.

The successful candidate will have a security and/or maintenance background and be able to work without direct supervision but also as part of a team, with a good understanding of commonly used IT systems (e.g. Microsoft Word). Basic DIY skills are essential and knowledge and practical understanding of Health and Safety procedures would be an advantage, as would experience of working in a School environment with children and young adults.

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More about Milton Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Milton Abbey, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0BZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1258 880484
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Milton Abbey School

Background Information 

In a recent ISI inspection, Milton Abbey, a co-educational day and boarding school for ages 13-18 situated midway between Blandford and Dorchester, was judged as being ‘highly successful in achieving i...