Description

Avanti House Secondary School, Wemborough road, Stanmore, HA7 2EQ

The Caretaker Supervisor will report to the Area Premises Manager and will be required to perform regular maintenance and minor repairs on the lawn care equipment and tools, perform as required a full lock up/lock down of the school and assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the school as required by the site.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills; for dealing with members of staff
  • Ideally have a trade background e.g. joiner/plumbing
  • Perform as required a full lock up/lock down of the school
  • On call alarm duties
  • To act as a key holder, carrying out security procedures for the buildings and grounds.
  • Regularly set up and remove furniture e.g. exams and daily assemblies.
  • Planning of own workload.
  • Advise the other caretakers regarding workload and prioritisation of tasks.
  • Distribute and relocate equipment and incoming goods.
  • At all times to carry out the duties in accordance with school-based policies and Health and Safety procedures, including risk assessment.
  • Regular check-up of school facilities including bathrooms, alarms and boiler systems
  • Carrying out minor repairs such as mending broken windows, changing light bulbs and unblocking drains
  • Turning heating and lighting on and off at appropriate times
  • Making sure the premises are clean and that rubbish is collected and taken away, and any graffiti is cleaned up
  • Maintaining the grounds and removing litter.
  • Adhoc tasks as advised by the Area Premises Manager
  • Dealing with enquiries from officers and employees of the Local Education Authority, workers and contractors and, where appropriate, advising the Senior Administration Officer of their presence.
  • Carrying out first line repairs and maintenance which are not beyond the scope and capability of the postholder.

Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, all staff members at Avanti House School will not be required to present themselves from any specific faith background and there will be no preference given in this regard. Applications are very welcome from practitioners of any faith and of none. The successful candidate will, however, be expected to be in sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School – following closely the expected behaviours laid out in the Ethos Handbook. 

 

Applying

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.

In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences.

This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

We welcome applications from both men and women of all ages from any background and from candidates with disabilities.

This is a rolling advert and applications received will be reviewed weekly.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other preemployment checks.