About the Opportunity
Do you have a hands-on approach to your work? Do you take pride in presentation of your work and enjoy a challenge? If so, please read on and apply!
As a valued and dependable member of our Estates/Facilities Management team, you will manage the school premises in order to ensure a high standard of cleanliness and maintenance, whilst at the same time ensuring a safe learning environment for our children.
We need someone who will be responsible for the maintenance and security of the school premises, including the opening and locking of the premises and ensuring a trained second key holder to cover any periods of absence. The working pattern will therefore be a split shift system covering mornings and afternoons. Ideally you will be flexible to changes of needs and able to reprioritise your workload and work on your own initiative where necessary.
We require someone to be responsible for the premises outside of normal working hours in regards to locking/unlocking and any additional cleaning, setting of security alarm systems, carrying out security checks and responding to emergency calls. As part of your role you will also undertake a range of re-decoration and minor maintenance work as agreed with your line manager, e.g. minor plumbing, carpentry, light bulb change, unblocking of drains, repairing furniture, litter picks, gritting, sweeping etc.
The Site Manager will be responsible for the day to day cleanliness of the premises inside and out and will undertake cleaning duties where required including collecting/assembling waste for collection and receiving deliveries of goods/equipment.
GCSE Maths and English grade C+ or equivalent desirable
Previous Handyman/Caretaker/Facilities Management experience
Working knowledge of moving & handling procedures
Basic level IT literacy desirable
We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.
Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:
Car Purchase scheme (P)
Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)
Why Work With Us
The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.
TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.
TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.
TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.
More about Nyland School
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