Woodnewton- A Learning Community, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 2NU

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 June 2022

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Salary: £18,887.00 - £19,264.00 Annually (FTE)

Caretaker job summary

Woodnewton – a learning community
Start Date: ASAP

Salary: £18,887.00 - £19,264.00 Annually (FTE)

Futures through Learning (IFtL) is a family of 15 schools who inspire all of our futures through learning together. At IFtL, we are never alone. We know we are stronger together – one united family striving for excellence for all, in everything we do. Since joining Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi Academy Trust in January 2019, the school now has a clear and shared quest to provide children with the very best learning opportunities and experiences to grow as confident, responsible and resilient individuals.
At Woodnewton, we love and believe in what we do and we are passionate about making a positive difference to the children and families entrusted in our care. Our children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are thriving, happy, safe, learning and confident so they can fulfil their dreams, aspirations and are ready for life and their future. Our school is about people – children, families, staff, governors and community – with trust, honesty and relationships being central to our school ethos. Our school motto encompasses the importance of working together:
• Together we believe
• Together we achieve
• Together we succeed

Due to the resignation of the current post-holder, we have a vacancy for a Caretaker to join our team at our Woodnewton – a learning community site. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and security of the school premises and site, ensuring a safe environment.

Please see the job description for further details

As part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi Academy Trust, successful can-didates will have full access to our staff benefits package, including a bespoke CPD package, enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave, Employee Assistance Pro-gramme, LGPS Pension. In addition, access to an Employee Benefits Scheme including discount on gym memberships, cinema tickets, retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and much more.
To apply, please go onto the school website by using this link:
Click on the advert and you should be able to complete an application form on MyN-ewTerm.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 27th June 2022 12 noon
Interviews will be held on: TBC

Inspiring Futures through Learning is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All vacancies are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures. We are an equal opportunities employer. Follow IFtL on Facebook @InspiringFuturesthroughLearning

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About Woodnewton- A Learning Community

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
897 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Purpose of job
• To be responsible for the maintenance and security of the school premises and site, ensuring a safe environment.
• To supervise the work of cleaners ensuring the work is carried out to required standards

Key Objectives
• To be responsible for the routine and non-routine (e.g. emergencies) opening and closing of the premises. To report trespass, theft or unauthorised parking of vehicles to appropriate person
• To be responsible for the heating and lighting of the premises including necessary frost precautions. To report system failures to the appropriate person. To ensure the satisfactory maintenance/repair of equipment and that where necessary adequate stocks of fuel are maintained
• Day to day supervision or monitoring of cleaning staff, including checking the quality of work carried out and that staff training to ensure Health and Safety standards are met and maintained
• Undertake regular health and safety checks of buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings, (including compliance with fire safety regulations) and equipment, in line with other schedules
• Operate and regularly check systems such as heating, cooling, lighting and security (including CCTV and alarms).
• Act as school contact in relation to premises related contractors and oversee onsite maintenance contractors, checking that work is completed to required standards and within required timescales.
• Ensure the operation and maintenance of specialised equipment following training, for example sports/theatrical equipment.
• Undertake minor repairs to site, furniture and fittings (i.e. not requiring a craftsperson) and maintenance of the buildings and site

Schools benefit from a flexible approach to working arrangements – because of this, the tasks and responsibilities listed here are not definitive. Head Teachers may require particular additional duties to be undertaken to suit the specific school’s requirements and these may be incorporated in the role requirements as long as they are at a similar and appropriate level to the other listed duties.

• Ensure that buildings and site are secure, undertaking daily security checks including locking and unlocking of buildings are pre-determined times.
• Monitor the work of and manage cleaning/caretaking staff or monitor the work of contract cleaners
• Facilitate lettings and carry out associated tasks, in line with local agreements
• Handle small amounts of cash for the purchase of materials to carry out repairs
• Indoor and outdoor work; cleaning, minor repairs in toilet areas; deals with spillages, waste collection.
• Requires regular physical effort such as bending and stretching, pulling or pushing equipment with occasions of more intense effort, such as moving or lifting furniture.
• Regularly exposed to conditions that are generally unpleasant, hot, cold, wet, noisy, and dirty or that involve some measurable risk.

Work Profile
• Perform own duties and ensure other cleaning staff operate in line with health and safety and COSHH regulations taking remedial action where hazards are identified and reporting serious hazards to senior staff immediately.
• Supervise/undertake specialised cleaning programmes during school closures or other designated periods.
• If appropriate undertake the maintenance of specialised equipment following training, for example sports/theatrical equipment
• Operate and regularly check systems such as heating, cooling, lighting and security (including CCTV and alarms)
• Arrange regular maintenance and safety checks
• Monitor consumables and stock and/order supplies
• Perform duties in line with health and safety and COSHH regulations and take action where hazards are identified, report serious hazards to line manager immediately
• To adhere to school local and national authority’s guidelines and exercise professional discretion at all times.
• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
• Attend relevant meetings
• To maintain confidentiality

Other information

Inspiring Futures Through Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are expected to share this commitment, to follow the Trust’s safeguarding policies and procedures and to behave appropriately towards children at all times, both in work and in their personal lives.

All school based posts are defined as Regulated Activity and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced with Barred List Criminal Records Bureau check.

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