Orchard Hill

Premises Assistant, Carew Academy – Wallington

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Salary: Outer London Scale, Spine Point 1A/2 £23,246-£24,403 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Hours: 36 hours per week, all year round

Location: Carew Academy, Church Road, Wallington, SM6 7NH

Carew Academy is an outstanding special school situated at the edge of Beddington Park in Wallington. It has 230 students aged 7-18 with a wide range of ability levels and additional learning needs, including complex needs. There are plans for the school to move to a purpose built Free School in 2023.

Carew Academy strives to develop the full potential of everyone within its school community and provides a broad and wide-ranging curriculum. Enriching experiences are offered such as residential and curriculum visits and students can access a full range of therapies on site.

Carew Academy is a vibrant and welcoming school and offers many opportunities for professionals who want a rewarding career enabling young people to achieve their full potential. To find out more about us visit www.carewacademy.org

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Premises Assistant to support our Premises Manager in all aspects of premises management. This will include security including unlocking the building in the morning, as well as maintenance and development of our school buildings and site to ensure that they support the educational needs of our students. In addition you will ensure our minibuses are maintained and drive our pupils and students to off-site activities and visits.

Job Purpose and Scope:

·        To undertake all aspects of routine maintenance work

·        To carry out caretaking and facilities management tasks

·        To maintain the grounds and external site areas

·        To positively contribute to the health& safety of staff and pupils

Responsible to: Premises Manager

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Carew Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Lisa Nagle via email lnagle@carewacademy.org or call the school office on 0208 647 8349.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact lnagle@carewacademy.org.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing Date:         Friday 12th May 2023

Interview Date:      Wednesday 17th May 2023

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.