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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, all year round

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 years

Pay scale

Government Apprenticeship rate

What skills and experience we're looking for

Required from September 2024, a Facilities Services Operative Apprentice to work as a pro-active member of the Facilities Management Team in the delivery of planned and reactive general maintenance and assistance across the school site in order to maintain a high standard of functionality and premises upkeep.

Buckler’s Mead is a highly ambitious, successful secondary academy serving the east side of Yeovil, close to the Dorset border. Since September 2021, we have been part of the Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership – a highly successful Multi Academy Trust, often considered the ‘market leader’ in the South West for school improvement.

Having achieved the best results in the school’s history in summer 2023, Buckler’s Mead Academy is going from strength to strength.

Key requirements of this role are:

  • Commitment to completion of Property Maintenance Operative L2 apprenticeship over 2 years
  • Carry out a range of duties to contribute to the security, safety and day to day maintenance and operation of the whole Academy site, including Sport & Leisure
  • Assisting the Site Team with painting, decorating, basic repairs and maintenance of the school and sports centre premises
  • Set out and put away furniture for school events and undertake general porterage
  • Identify and report building, furnishing or fittings deficiencies and undertake any remedial action
  • To follow safe working practices at all times
  • To support the cleaning of defined areas of the school premises

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work with motivated students, the full support of a dedicated and committed team of staff, a supportive induction programme and ongoing professional development, plus the opportunity to work in a developing academy in a beautiful area of the South West. Staff benefits include free on-site parking, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access for all staff to the Employee Assistance Programme “Health Assured” which is a telephone based advice, information and counselling service. A selection of meals, snacks (hot and cold) and drinks is available for staff to purchase from the refectory.

Further details about the role

The school requires the successful candidate to commit to completion of Property Maintenance Operative L2 Apprenticeship at Yeovil College over 2 years.

We seek to significantly invest in developing all of our staff. This has been strengthened by our work with Trust partners and the successful candidate will benefit from trust wide opportunities, CPD and working with colleagues across trust schools. Our vision as an academy is “An Inspiring Education For All”. We believe that all members of our community should be given the opportunity to be happy, to achieve, participate and become successful. Our job as professionals is to ensure this happens. All our staff sign up to these aspirations and play a full role in contributing to this vision through inclusive teaching and support. We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly committed to making a difference.

Please note that in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ requirements we carry out social media checks on all shortlisted candidates.

We review all applications on receipt and reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient applications

Commitment to safeguarding

Buckler's Mead is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.

We have a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action, ensuring the welfare and safety of pupils. If staff have cause for concern that a child is subject to any form of abuse, we will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services.

Buckler’s Mead meets statutory requirements relating to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with Buckler’s Mead Academy who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.

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About Buckler's Mead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
734 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01935 424454

Originally established as Buckler's Mead School in 1957, Buckler’s Mead Academy is now a successful 11- 16 academy where we pride ourselves on providing an inspiring education for all. This is achieved through a strong sense of community, providing a wide range of opportunities, ensuring students enjoy school and are ultimately successful in their chosen field.

We believe in providing a learning environment that is calm, orderly and respectful, where our students can reach their full potential and go on to be happy, successful and fulfilled members of the community.

In September 2021 the Academy joined the Midsomer Norton Partnership Trust. This is a strong trust of more than 25 schools, including 11 secondary schools. The trust is often described as the 'market leader' in the South West and has an exceptional record for providing high quality educational provision to all of its students.

Arranging a visit to Buckler's Mead School

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