Caretaker – Premises Level 1

£7.19 per hour

Barton Hill Academy, based in Torquay, Devon, opened September 2013 and is sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).  The Academy currently has 500 pupils on roll aged 3-11.  We aim for every child to have a happy and active primary education in an environment that is caring and supporting. We aim to provide a stimulating and structured environment in which every child will be encouraged to reach their full potential.

We are looking to appoint a Caretaker to work 15 hours per week, 4pm to 7pm Monday to Friday, however, flexibility is essential to work additional hours as required, which will include covering sickness/holiday absences. 

The successful candidate will possess a range of DIY, Caretaking and Health and Safety skills.  You will ensure that the school premises provide a pleasant, safe and hygienic learning environment and you will be required to carry out a range of duties including security of premises, general internal and external maintenance and cleaning.  This position also comes with key holder responsibilities.  Previous caretaking experience is an advantage but not essential.  You must be a responsible person with the ability to act on your own initiative and deal with any unexpected problems that may arise.  Flexibility and the ability to communicate at all levels is essential for this role.

In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be offered membership of a private health cash plan, the Ford Advantage Scheme and be entitled to Childcare Vouchers and much, much more!

This position is required as soon as possible.

Closing date:  10 July 2013.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

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Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.