Caretaker – Harleston Sancroft Academy

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Posted on: Tuesday 7 February 2023 | St Benet's MAT

Harleston Sancroft Academy, Wilderness Ln, Harleston IP20 9DD

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our site team at The Harleston Sancroft Academy, supporting us to deliver the very best outcomes for our community.

Vacancy Title:  Caretaker

Pay Scale: Scale C (SCP 3-4) £20,812-£21,189 per annum pro rata

Full Time/Part Time:  Part time, Permanent

15 hours per week working Monday/Tuesday. Shifts are typically 5:45am-1:45pm or 12:30-8:30pm (alternating weeks)

Start Date:  As soon as possible

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our site team at The Harleston Sancroft Academy, supporting us to deliver the very best outcomes for our community. The role requires flexibility, the hours of the later shift support our evening lettings, the finish time of this shift is in line with the last hire. The start time is adjusted accordingly.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Harleston and the community we serve, as we enter a new phase in our educational provision. The Harleston Sancroft Academy (as 3-16 Church of England School) opened on 1st September 2022, providing an all through school offer for the children and young people of the town and its surrounding areas.

We are extremely proud of our ethos and the very positive relationships which exist at our school. The Harleston Sancroft Academy, part of the St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust, is an oversubscribed, inclusive and very successful 3-16 Church of England school in South Norfolk where children thrive and achieve very well. Children are supported to flourish and grow with responsibility and resilience. The primary and secondary phases are located approximately half a mile apart.

You should:

  • Be committed to the highest standards of site maintenance, health and safety
  • Be an experienced handyperson or DIY enthusiast
  • Be reliable and flexible to meet the needs of our community
  • Have good interpersonal skills to work alongside staff and hirers who include community groups, charities and businesses

We can offer you:

  • A child centred ethos which achieves high standards of behaviour for learning and attainment
  • A professional, welcoming and supportive staff with high expectations
  • An opportunity to work in a good location where the cost of housing is attractive
  • The support of an informed and active Local Governing Committee and Trust
  • A very supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team
  • Close collaboration throughout the Trust
  • Membership of Health Shield health care plan

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.

Equalities

The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DONESC) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DONESC.

Closing date: Monday 20 February 2023

How to apply

Please send completed applications to Emma Johnson, School Business Manager at ejohnson@sancroft.stbenets.org

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