Caretaker / Grounds Person

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/01/2020 08:30
Job Category:
Building Maintenance / Caretaking
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Closing date:
20 Jan
Further Information

Framwellgate School Durham


Salary scale Grade FSD3 (SCP 4-5) £18,426-£18,795

(Full time - 37 hours per week, all year round)

Start Date – as soon as possible

We wish to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated caretaker/grounds person to make a real impact in this rapidly improving school. A new Headteacher took up post on 1st September 2017, and a new senior leadership team was appointed in January 2018. Since then, the school’s performance has improved significantly, reflected in a positive Ofsted inspection in May 2018, where our leadership & management, 6th form, and students’ personal development, behaviour and welfare, were all graded “Good”. With solid foundations now in place, the opportunity to play a significant role in leading the school to ‘Outstanding’ is both exciting and realistic.

The successful candidate will possess energy, vision and enthusiasm, and believe that every young person deserves the very best education. A commitment to providing the best possible support, and a willingness to learn, train and develop as a caretaker/grounds person are all essential. We can offer you an environment where student behaviour is excellent, prior attainment levels are amongst the highest in the North-East and our students and staff are a pleasure to work with. With over 20 new teachers, including 11 NQTs and a number of support staff appointed over the last two years, we have quickly become a vibrant and exciting school in which to develop your career.

Framwellgate School Durham is a rapidly growing 11-18 non-selective secondary school within a Multi Academy Trust. The school roll is set to have increased by 20% in two years and we have more than 1200 students on roll.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to join our dynamic and forward thinking team. We are looking for someone who is driven, committed and skilled in a range of tasks who can work alongside colleagues to support the upkeep and maintenance of our vast grounds and school buildings. Duties will include:

o Care and maintenance of grounds including playing fields
o Maintenance and preparation of all-weather playing surfaces, tennis courts and pitch marking
o Care of the school environment in terms of removal of graffiti and litter on a daily basis
o Responsibility for the security of the school premises, including acting as a key holder
o Assistance with minor building and furniture repairs and take responsibility for associated tools and equipment
o Porterage such as moving furniture, deliveries etc.
o Assistance with general upkeep of the school premises, including painting, joinery, etc.
o PAT Testing as and when required on completion of appropriate qualifications
o Undertaking lettings and associated tasks in line with local agreements

The appointee will work as part of the whole school site team and will be under the line management of the site manager.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.