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Buildings Maintenance Supervisor

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06/08/2021 12:00
£23,080 - £24,491
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Schools - Support
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Closing date:
6 Aug

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Hours: 37 hours per week – whole year.
- Initially 6.00am - 9.30am & 2.45pm - 6.45pm (Friday 6.15pm)

GRADE: BAND 7 SCP 14- 17



To undertake overall maintenance and security across the whole school site by carrying out general caretaking duties.

Duties will include routine servicing, testing and maintenance, cleaning as appropriate, handy-person activities including redecoration and other general works, opening and securing the school as appropriate.

Supervision and management of the facilities team giving direction as appropriate including setting rotas, ordering necessary supplies and stocks.

To ensure that the school is cleaned and maintained in line with the school's quality procedures and work programs in a safe and efficient manner.

‘Whinfield Primary School is a ‘good’ school, with a visionary, committed and enthusiastic staff who are striving to deliver the very best educational opportunities to our children and their families’ (Ofsted 2017).

The Governors of Whinfield Primary School wish to appoint a Caretaker for 37 hours per week, whole year, to provide effective facilities management across the school, including ensuring that the security and general appearance of the buildings and surrounding areas are maintained to the required standards.

This is a key role in our facilities team, supporting the school leaders by undertaking testing and maintenance, including minor works and projects such as painting and decorating, building and fitting cupboards, changing light bulbs and fuses, general plumbing, guttering and roof repairs, carrying out porterage and maintenance work.

There will be occasions when flexibility and additional hours will be required to accommodate any evening or special events with parents/carers, pupils and staff e.g., parent evenings.

We welcome applications from people with building services skills such as plumbing and joinery. Additional hours may be available during busy and/or holiday periods to cover caretaker holidays. The successful applicant will:

• Have good written and verbal communication skills, including email and electronic communication
• Experience of working with a wide range of people
• A clear vision and understanding of the needs of a school
• Have the ability to interpret data and can use the COSHH Risk assessments
• A good building services skill set to meet the changing needs of the school
• The ability to undertake moving and handling of physical objects, dynamically risk assessing the weight to ensure safe working practises
• Be flexible in their approach and work well as part of the team
• Support the wider aspects of school life
• Have ideas and, very importantly, a good sense of humour!

Whinfield is an inclusive, caring and friendly school and is committed to equal opportunities. You will join our dedicated, friendly and motivated team who are passionate about delivering a warm and friendly welcome to pupils and parents/carers as well as enabling our school to continue its journey towards outstanding.

If you feel that you can demonstrate the characteristics and skills we are looking for and hold the relevant qualifications to meets the demands of this post, then we would like to hear from you.

The Governors and leaders of Whinfield Primary School recognise and value the exceptional commitment and goodwill all staff bring to our school and offer additional benefits including access to:

• Teachers / Local Government Pension Scheme (school contributes)
• Childcare Voucher Scheme (Darlington Borough Council)
• Subsidized onsite breakfast and after school childcare for working parents with pupils at Whinfield
• Bike to Work Scheme (Darlington Borough Council)
• Secure cycle storage
• Free car parking
• Free wellbeing support and medical treatment (exclusions apply)
• Continuing Professional Development

Whinfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, including a self-disclosure form, references will be sought, and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

Application packs are available from the school website www.whinfield.net

Please return completed applications directly to the School Office

Interviews will take place remotely using Microsoft Teams.

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