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Caretaker

  • Organisation
  • Hollington Primary School
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • St Leonards on Sea
  • Salary
  • £24,702 - £26,422 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 03/06/2024
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 20
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247317/40689
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247317/40689
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • St Leonards on Sea
  • Salary
  • £24,702 - £26,422 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 03/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • Hollington Primary School
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 20
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education

 

Hours of work: 20
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only
(As the position is Part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Monday 03 June 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Hollington Primary School
Hollington Old Lane
Hollington
St Leonards
Hastings 
East Sussex
TN38 9DS

Phone:   01424 851783
Email:     office@hps.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: https://hps.e-sussex.sch.uk/esussex/primary/hollington

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.  


*applications from suitable candidates who meet the person specification may be shortlisted and interviewed ahead of the closing date
Our experienced Head teacher and her supportive senior leadership team are looking for  Caretaker to join their support team.  This role is part time, working Monday – Friday, 20 hours per week. The working pattern can be flexible with the following working hours available, Split shift to include opening and locking up with the hours being as follows, 06.30-08.30 and 16.30-18.30 or the afternoon shift which would be 14.30-18.30.  This contract is term time only plus 3 additional weeks, as required by the school.  
Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the premises and grounds are safe, warm, clean and properly maintained.
  • Movement of heavy goods.
  • Cleaning responsibilities including supervision, organisation and monitoring of cleaners, ordering cleaning materials, clearing of paths, drains, gullies etc. and salting frozen paths.
  • Maintenance duties including general handyperson repairs to furniture and fabric, reporting when more major repairs are required, directing contractors.


Hollington Primary School is a 2-form entry school joined The Pioneer Academy in September 2023.  We have a substantial school site and extensive facilities, complete with a school nursery.  We have a large staff team, and, more importantly, wonderful pupils. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team strive for the best for all children, and are committed to a rapid journey of improvement with The Pioneer Academy.


Hollington Primary School is part of The Pioneer Academy Trust which is an academy trust with schools across London and the South East.  At The Pioneer Academy, we put children first, pioneering excellence and championing each and every child.  All our schools, ranging from small infant schools to large primary schools, work collaboratively, sharing resources and expertise.   Find out more at:  Hollington Primary School  and www.thepioneeracademy.co.uk
Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged via the school office on 01424 851 783 or email office@hps.e-sussex.sch.uk.


At The Pioneer Academy, we take the wellbeing and mental health of our staff seriously which is why we are committed to regular reviews of staff well-being and reducing staff workload.   We have increased our PPA offer this year to up to 5 hours for full time teachers, and regular additional release time scheduled for all subject leaders across the school.  We create bespoke career pathways for every member of staff, identifying and growing talent, with outstanding professional development opportunities at every stage of your career.  We also have an Employee Assistance Programme with a range of resources to support wellbeing which is available to all employees and their immediate family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


What we offer you:

  • A friendly, dedicated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school, the Trust and in the local community.
  • High quality development programme with induction programmes for all new staff.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Annual conferences with keynote speakers.
  • Access to professional coaching.
  • A supportive and collaborative working ethos, including support from the Trust’s Central Executive Team and a range of experts, such as specialists in pupil welfare, SEND and behaviour.
  • Termly forums to increase collaboration and reduce workload
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme including free counselling.
  • Access to discounted wrap around childcare for staff.
  • Free academy-wide social events throughout the year.


If you are interested in applying for the post, please see the Job Description/Person Specification.  To apply for this vacancy, please complete the application form, completing a full education and employment history since leaving school and indicating how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. You will also be required to complete and return a self-disclosure declaration with your application.  Applications should be submitted via My New Term.


Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.  References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.  In line with Keeping children safe in education 2023 online searches will be completed as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates, searching online content that is publicly available for inappropriate online content that may suggest that a shortlisted candidate may not be suitable to work with children, or that may harm the reputation of the school.  If any issues of concern come up in online searches, shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to address these at interview.   An Enhanced DBS certificate will be required on provisional offer, including a check of the Children’s Barred List.  Further vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping children safe in education 2023 will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment.  Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.


The Pioneer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. Our school Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded and read following this link:  safe guarding and child protection policy 2023-24

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Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.