Temporary School Driver/Handyman

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 09/04/2021 23:59
£18,562 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wheatley Hill Community Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
9 Apr
Further Information

Temporary Part Time School Driver/Handyman Required From April 2021 (or as soon as possible) Until 31st December 2021 With Possibility Of Extension
Term time only plus additional 5 days.
Grade 1 £18,562 pro rata

The Governing Body of this caring, inclusive primary school at the heart of the local community seek to appoint an enthusiastic, reliable and trustworthy Driver/Handyman. The successful applicant will be an experienced driver with a proven record to become a key member of a dedicated team supporting the excellent teaching & learning within our wonderful school as it continues to grow.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for working with children, including those with additional needs. You will drive school vehicles safely and responsibly, ensuring the comfort and welfare of pupils and staff. Journeys may be between home and school at the start and end of the school day or for the purpose of organised educational visits within the local area. You will ensure that passengers safely embark and disembark and that appropriate seatbelts and child seats are used. You will ensure all necessary safety checks are completed and be able to maintain accurate records.

As assistant to our school Caretaker you will take pride in contributing to the cleanliness, maintenance and security of our school premises and grounds.

The hours will be 30 hours per week, to be arranged with the Headteacher.
Wheatley Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
Applications are invited from prospective candidates who are able to demonstrate that they are able to meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification and who have the vision, values and tenacity to join an outstanding team and help continue the journey towards excellence.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Calculation of term time only pay

Standard term time only pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service.
Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave.
Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive
31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 44.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

This post may be open to job share.

For further information about this post please contact the Headteacher, Mr Scarr.
Completed application and safeguarding forms are returnable to the school.
If you wish to email your application please send it to wheatleyhill@durhamlearning.net

Closing date: 9th April 2021
Interviews: TBC - under current circumstances these may be by telephone/Zoom or other remote method

Wheatley Hill Community Primary School
Wheatley Hill,
Co. Durham,

Tel: 01429 820594
Email: wheatleyhill@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.whprimary.com

Please note
This job is closed for applications.