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Caretaker (part-time)

Falconer's Hill AcademyNorthamptonshire

Falconer’s Hill and The Abbey CE Academies are now recruiting for a Caretaker 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 with DRET – to ensure there is a safe and legal environment for all students, staff and visitors.  The post holder will be primarily responsible for Site Management, Contractor Control, Statutory Testing, Health & Safety Management, Building Maintenance and Security and Asset Management.

The post holder will work closely with the Principals and Senior Leadership Teams to ensure a well maintained learning environment for our students.

Role 1: Full-time – 37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year

Role 2: Part-time – 10 hours per week, 52 weeks a year

Salary & Benefits

£20,227pa FTE (£5,467pa for 10 hours/52 weeks)

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

30 days’ annual leave plus statutory holidays – pro rata for part-time role

Who we are looking for

Good numeracy, literacy and written and verbal communication skills

A willingness to undertake training, both self-nominated and prescribed by the Trust

Ability to perform the physical tasks required by the role including lifting, carrying and pushing various equipment 

Good, competent IT skills including the use of E-Mail, Microsoft/Google document suits and web based Asset Management systems.

Good planning and negotiating skills

Ability to gather information, analyse data and problem solve without direction

Ability to prioritise and manage workflow whilst maintaining a flexible approach to respond to urgent requests

Display a conscientious and logical approach to the variety of tasks necessary for the smooth running of the Academy

Ability to adapt to changing and conflicting demands

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

Ability to comply with Health and Safety regulations to ensure that all duties are carried out safely. Experience or skills in maintenance duties.

Ability to understand and apply regulations such as health and safety, manual handling, COSHH, Legionella etc.

The ability to operate electrical/mechanical systems

Competent at basic building repairs and maintenance

Ability to use industrial, electrical & mechanical equipment

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.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Apply now

We have a full time and a part time position available – if you are interested in both roles, you need only complete the application form once.  Please state in your application that you are interested in both roles.

To complete our application form, please click here.    Please note we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.

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.

​​​​​​​The Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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