• Noon Friday 2nd September 2022

  • A1 (SCP1-2) £19,100

  • Permanent – Full Time

  • As soon as possible

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Job Vacancy

Site Assistant

Permanent position – Full Time A1 (SCP1-2)

Start Date – As soon as possible

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity in facilities management, or just setting out on your career path and would like to become part of our valued site facilities team?

WHY CHOOSE US

Wetherby High School is a forward-thinking school in a semi-rural area of North Leeds. We are proud of our caring and inclusive reputation and have a strong team of professionals committed to developing and delivering a rich learning experience for all our students. Our ethos is based upon inclusive and restorative values that we believe best allow every student the opportunity to realise their full potential.

Now is a great time to join our growing team as we enter an exciting phase of development, with a new state of the art building for the school community that will be ready in the near future.

JOB OVERVIEW

We are now seeking to appoint a Facilities Assistant to work under the direction of the Facilities Manager and Site Superintendent to assist in ensuring that the school’s premises are prepared to the highest standards. This is an ideal opportunity to begin a rewarding career in Premises Management.

It is essential that the post holder shares our school ethos which is firmly rooted in a restorative approach and the following values: to ‘Know our children well’; to be ‘Partners in Learning’; to develop ‘Character for Achievement’; to ‘Enjoy and Aspire’. We firmly believe that in order to move forwards we need to be prepared and able to ‘do things differently and do different things’.

To support our school ethos, the post holder will also be a coach to a group of students and fully involved in our Coaching Programme, House System, flexible learning and invigilation duties.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A dedicated, friendly and supportive team of professional staff
  • Regular staff development meetings and training
  • Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Access to online CPD training courses through The National College
  • 25 days per year annual leave increasing to 28 days after 5 years service, plus bank holidays
  • Onsite parking

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Assisting with minor/simple repairs
  • Opening and closing of premises including operating alarm systems
  • Activities to maintain a safe and clean external environment e.g. gritting
  • Cleaning and refuse duties
  • Operating heating plant, cooling and lighting systems
  • Providing emergency access to school out of school hours.

THE RIGHT CANDIDATE WILL IDEALLY HAVE:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and able to build relationships with students, staff and visitors
  • Previous experience and ‘DIY skills’ to identify, monitor and carry out minor repairs, maintenance and redecoration.
  • Knowledge of moving and handling procedures and be physically able to carry out the physical tasks of the role (e.g. lifting, shifting, clearing snow etc).
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety and hygiene procedures and precautions.
  • Awareness of COSHH regulations, applying knowledge gained as appropriate.

TO APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY:

We significantly invest in the development and training of all colleagues who are equally happy to share their expertise, skills and knowledge across the organisation. If you are looking to be stretched and challenged within a positive and creative staff team and you have a genuine desire to make a positive difference to our children, please submit an application form, covering letter and CV to [email protected], by noon on Friday 2nd September 2022. We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applications will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and satisfactory references.