Facilities Caretaker

Job Roles:
Other - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Other Subjects
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£18600 per annum
11th Oct 2018
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:

Location: Northampton

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Facilities Caretaker. This role within the Daventry area 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. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

To be responsible for the maintenance and security of the academy premises and site, ensuring a safe environment.

Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week
Salary & Benefits
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for
Working at or towards national occupational standards (NOS) for facilities management and or knowledge / skills equivalent to current national qualifications level 3
Knowledge of policies and procedures for security, alarm systems, health and safety, minor repairs & maintenance, supervision of contract, cleaning staff
Knowledge and expertise in minor maintenance and repair
Competent and responsible for the security of the academy premises and designated key holder for the locking and unlocking of premises
Competent and responsible on occasions for handling small amounts of cash e.g. to purchase materials for emergency repairs
Competent in the exchange of information with academy staff, external contractors (for repairs and maintenance) Experienced in dealing with and positively motivating contract staff
Responsible for and experienced in dealing with regular system inspections such as heating and security; and the organisation of emergency repairs or decisions on planned maintenance Proven experience in decision making regarding planned maintenance and ensuring a safe and healthy environment for staff and pupils Proven responsibility for both ordering stock and the stock control of designated equipment and materials
Requirement to operate and use tools and equipment and to undertake general porterage duties Requirement to undertake tasks both indoors and outdoors which may include cleaning, minor repairs in toilet areas; dealing with spillages, waste collection etc.

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, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

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. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

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Abbey C of E Academy 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.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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