RESIDENTIAL CARETAKER & MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
40 Hours/Week, Monday to Saturday
Special Considerations: There is a requirement to sleep on the school premises unless otherwise arranged with the Site Manager.
Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time
Working Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Saturday; Monday to Friday Hours: 8am to 4.30pm with a half hour unpaid break, occasional weekends when required.) Any variations will be notified in advanced.
Farney Close is looking to appoint a capable and committed person to live on site and manage the security of the school site, as well as fulfilling the buildings’ maintenance and grounds duties.
This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week split across five days with occasional work over a weekend. Start and finish times are as agreed according to school needs but are likely to include a split shift (early to mid-morning and mid-afternoon to early evening).
This role comes with the benefit of an unfurnished two-bedroomed maisonette located on school grounds. The post-holder will be liable for paying a monthly subsidised rent on this property. As one of the main key holders you will be required to attend out of hours calls.
Reporting to the Site Manager the post-holder will work as part of a small friendly Maintenance Team.
The role requires the post-holder to be responsible for ensuring appropriate security measures and procedures are in place for the site, particularly overnight and during weekends.
Along with their colleagues the postholder will take day to day responsibility for ensuring the site is safe, compliant, well-maintained and secure. The post-holder will ensure that the school grounds and buildings are maintained to a good, safe standard and are compliant to Health and Safety requirements. They will ensure that premises, cleaning, repair and equipment are maintained effectively. The post-holder will have experience of risk assessment practices and ensure that risk assessments are monitored and kept up to date with necessary recommendations of any actions required. We would expect the post-holder to ensure the effective implementation of repairs, care taking, maintenance and cleaning programmes.
As an experienced member of the maintenance team we would expect the post-holder to implement and promote the school policies and procedures relating to all areas of grounds and buildings maintenance.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the life of the school and support the maintenance of a semi-rural position set in 33 acres. There are 3 fishing lakes, 13 residential houses, and an extensive range of specialist classrooms, plus a sports hall and a large vocational building used for Mechanics, Construction, IT and Hospitality Studies. The site also has a small woodland area which is regularly used by our young people for evening activities.