Maintenance Team Member
David Ross Education Trust - Northamptonshire

Job Reference: 001760

Location: David Ross Education Trust - Northamptonshire

Closing Date: 31/10/2021

Vacancy Start Date: Not Specified

Salary: £20,227

Employment Type: Permanent

School Type: Secondary and Primary

Hours Per week: 37 hours per week - 52 weeks a year

Our Operations team is now recruiting for someone to join the Maintenance Team - based in Northamptonshire with travel to/from our Academies in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

About the role

The Team provide support to each Academy within the Region for their refurbishment and maintenance projects.  This includes routine maintenance, refurbishment, painting and decorating, small projects and minor repairs. The mobile team provides caretaking cover to any academy that may require assistance. The Team liaises with Principals, Academy Operations Managers and Site Supervisors.

The role is 37 hours a week, 52 weeks a year and is a permanent position.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary of £20,227pa
  • Access to generous defined benefit Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 30 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • Travel expenses in line with the Trust's Expenses policy - for work related travel

Who we are looking for

  • Significant experience or skills in a trade
  • The ability to understand and apply regulations such as health and safety, manual handling, COSHH, Asbestos and Legionella etc.
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • The ability to operate and understand electrical/mechanical systems
  • Competent at basic building repairs and maintenance
  • Good painting & decorating experience
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks required by the post including lifting, carrying and pushing various equipment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and demonstrate initiative including establishing priorities
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workflow whilst maintaining a flexible approach to respond to urgent requests
  • Display a conscientious and logical approach to the variety of tasks necessary for the smooth running of each Academy
  • Ability to adapt to changing and conflicting demands
  • Ability to be flexible and work as part of a team or individually as required
  • Ability to adhere to the Trust’s policies and procedures and most importantly the child protection policy and all health and safety related policies
  • Ability to comply with Health and Safety regulations to ensure that all duties are carried out safely.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. 

Apply now

To complete our application form, please click on ‘apply for job’.   

 Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

An enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references are required for all successful applicants.

The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics.


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