Assistant Caretaker (Hydro Pool), Stockton-on-Tees

Closing date:

Abbey Hill AcademyStockton-on-Tees
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,807 - £16,491 per annum, Grade D SCP 11-13
Contract term: Permanent

Vacancy ID 008209

37 hours per week - whole time

Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm (8.00am - 4.00pm during school holidays)

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust consists of Abbey Hill Academy (Hardwick, Stockton), Westlands Academy (Thornaby), Green Gates Academy (Elm Tree, Stockton) and Hollis Academy (Middlesbrough). The Trust serves a population of approximately 500 students aged 5 to 19 with a broad range of learning difficulties.

The Trust wishes to appoint a full time assistant caretaker to join their successful site management team. The post is permanent and will be primarily based at Abbey Hill but will also involve covering absences and holidays at all the academies in the Trust and therefore it is essential that the post holder holds a current driving license. There will be a requirement for the post holder to work additional hours on alternate Saturdays during term time to facilitate the Academy's current extended school club programme.

The post holder will also be required to complete daily checks on the hydrotherapy pool as part of their role and therefore experience of pool/plant maintenance would be an advantage, however training will be provided to the right candidate. Opportunities to complete a range of premises related training will also be available to the successful candidate. Previous school experience is not essential.

The post holder will work under the supervision of the Caretaker and in partnership with the site team to:

  • Be responsible for the scheduled checks on the hydro pool.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the Academy.
  • Supervise cleaners and cleaning as and when required
  • Carry out minor repairs and maintenance
  • Carry out daily and weekly scheduled tasks
  • Be responsible for the opening and closing of the Academy as and when required
  • Be one of the named key holders for the Academy.

The successful candidate will be someone who is keen to maintain high standards and be able to use their own initiative with regards to prioritising their workload and recognising areas in the Trust that require attention. Candidates should have some awareness of COSHH, although training will be given, and be prepared to work flexibly especially during the absence of colleagues across the Trust.

There is an expectation that all our staff will work across the Trust as necessary and the post holder could be asked to work at any of the sites across the four academies.

A visit to Abbey Hill Academy would be recommended. To arrange this and/or to obtain an application form and further information please e-mail Mrs. Julie Povall, HR clerk on or contact by telephone on 01642 677113.

Completed application forms should be returned by Wednesday 22nd November 2017 to: Mrs. Julie Povall, HR Clerk, Abbey Hill Academy, Ketton Road, Stockton-on-Tees. TS19 8BU or by email to

Closing Date 22/11/2017

The Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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