Fabric Engineer, Liverpool

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Lakeside SchoolLiverpool
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £20,541 - £23,111 + excellent benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Make our school a place where children thrive.

Every classroom, every playground, every hall: at Witherslack Group, we’re dedicated to making sure that children and young people can learn in safe, well maintained schools. Our facilities are outstanding and we want them to stay that way. Which is why we need a skilled Fabric Engineer to uphold the highest standards. 

The role

You’ll supervise a skilled maintenance worker, together, you’ll fix problems and keep school grounds spick and span. The aim is to make sure the school meets Health & Safety regulations, while giving staff and pupils a pleasant learning environment. In short, it’s all about creating a place where children and young people are free to grow and thrive. As Supervisor, you’ll liaise with the Regional Property Manager and support the Head Teacher at the school. You’ll keep both up-to-date with any issues and the results of your safety inspections. With responsibility for keeping school vehicles in good condition too, you’ll play a key role in the everyday life of the school.  

Lakeside School is a small school. You’ll work alongside your maintenance colleague and although supervision skills are beneficial, it is a very ‘hands-on’ role. You will be responsible for completing gardening, painting and decorating, and general building maintenance tasks as and when required.

Your profile

You’ve managed a site before, organised teams and contractors and can provide support and guidance. You’re also ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle repairs and maintenance yourself. Up to speed on Health & Safety, you’ll know how to apply regulations. Crucially, you have the motivation and flexibility to work as part of a dedicated team. Here, it’s an early (8.00am) start – and you’ll need your own transport. If you also have good literacy and numeracy plus an organised approach, we can give you the chance to take further training and work with senior management.   

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, we’re proud to have won a reputation for excellence. Our aspirational homes, schools and ethos help us achieve the best possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.


Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. You’ll enjoy a competitive salary, contributory pension (matched up to 5%), comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers.  Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Vicky Earley – Senior Administrator on 0151 4877211. 

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 28th January 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 4th February 2018 

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