9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 - £24,294.00 Annually (Actual) NJC Grade C Pt 5-7

[240709] Premises Assistant job summary

Thomas Hall School,Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced Premises Assistant to join the School as soon as possible.

Post: Premises Assistant

Location: Thomas Hall School, Exeter, Devon, EX4 5AD

FTE Salary Range: Plymouth NJC, Grade C, £23,500 rising to a maximum of £24,294 per annum pro-rata

Contract Type: Permanent, part-time

Contract Hours: 22.2 (0.6 FTE) hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

We are looking to recruit an experienced Premises Assistant to join our team. Under the supervision of the Premises Manager, the Premises Assistant will assist with the general security of the school premises and assistant with the maintenance of the premises, machinery and plant equipment. The Premises Assistant will carry out daily inspections of the premises to identify damage and/or vandalism and to report findings to the Premises Manager to help maintain the internal and external fabric of the school premises as a safe working and learning environment. We also need the succesfull applicant to help the site team in managing the lettings. Therefore some flexibility in working hours may be needed and agreed. It is anticipated that the role will grow into a full time post.

About the successful candidate

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, confident and dedicated person who is very well organised and with a can-do attitude. We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

Essential:

  • Understanding of basic maintenance work and the safe use of associated tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety at Work Act including COSHH regulations
  • Experience of carrying out administrative processes relevant to the job
  • Numeracy and literacy skills to carry out the above functions

Desirable:

  • Minibus test certificate
  • The post holder will require judgemental skills with the ability to identify straightforward solutions to job related problems and situations.
  • Considerable precision required to operate hand tools and associated equipment and machinery.
  • Required to solve varied problems arising from staffing issues and cleaning duties
  • Previous experience of working in a school, whilst is not essential would be desirable.

About the School

Thomas Hall School is committed to giving all children an engaging and enriching educational experience. We provide a richly diverse and connected school environment, representative of the world that our pupils will enter. Our pupils mature into individuals who are ambitious, open-minded and confident. Along with our academic pathway, we also take care to support individual character formation and well-being through The Thomas Hall Way.

Each pupil at our school is celebrated for their individual talents. For our pupils’, school is about exploring strengths and developing academic and personal skills that will ensure that every child is well prepared for the quickly changing world that awaits them. It is our promise that we will create an environment of community, collaboration and challenge.

The Thomas Hall grounds, on the outskirts of Exeter, offer a site of inspiring natural beauty. Our main building was built in the 1600s, with established woodland surrounding the main campus area. The building was part of Exeter University’s Duryard Halls of Residence for nearly 100 years before becoming a school. In 2023, Thomas Hall School joined Reach South Academy Trust.

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or emailing us at recruitment@reachsouth.org.

Closing date: for applications is Friday, 19th July 2024

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for Thursday, 25th July 2024

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.

Commitment to safeguarding

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

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About Thomas Hall School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
459 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

At Avanti Hall School we celebrate each pupil’s individuality and deliver an educational journey from the age of 4 to 16 that promotes your child’s development, both academically and pastorally, to ensure confidence and ambition. Our philosophy is that education should provide each and every pupil with the core skills needed to achieve academic excellence through a diverse and rich programme of study that has holistic development at its core.

Through a knowledge rich curriculum, pupils engage with a variety of subjects to challenge and motivate them in their learning. To complement this, we take pride in our co-curricular enrichment, which includes Yoga, mindfulness, sports and outdoor learning. Each child at Avanti Hall School will explore their own identity and work to develop their individual potential. We work closely with parents and guardians to enhance aspirations for students and ensure that all children have the support they need to thrive at every stage of their school life.

Being located in an area of natural beauty allows our pupils to safely explore the world around them and grow in confidence and character as they do so. We have high expectations of our pupils, but we don’t want them to be afraid of failure – we understand that intellectual and personal growth are often the result of making mistakes and having the resilience to overcome challenges.

As a school, we pride ourselves on having a strong sense of community where everyone is welcomed. We provide an inspirational curriculum and develop exceptional teaching and learning to improve our provision. This is a fantastic time to join our school and become part of something special.

As part of the Avanti Schools Trust, Avanti Hall School pupils will work alongside their peers in schools in London, Birmingham and Leicester to collaborate and engage with projects that will enable each individual to become a successful global citizen and flourish in a rapidly changing world. Our students go out into the world with a sense of purpose, as well as academic achievement, personal fulfilment and the desire to make a difference.

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