School: Avanti Hall School
Location: Exeter
Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: Grade 2, point 3 (£17,981 per annum)
Start: ASAP
Closing Date: Wednesday, 2nd February 2022, 12 noon

Job Description

Are you practical, can you turn your hand to most things, good at solving problems, able to use your own initiative, have good people skills, have high standards for health and safety and a clean and organised environment?

Are you a can-do person who is reliable, hardworking, patient, well organised, self-motivated, take pride in their work, and has a sense of humour?

Then we need YOU!

We need an exceptional person as our Site Keeper to join our team at Avanti Hall who will support the Principal and Site Manager to ensure the site and premises are safe, secure and well organised so that our children have the very best learning environment.

Avanti Hall is a school that is committed to giving all children an engaging and enriching educational experience. We provide a richly diverse and connected school environment, representative of the world that our pupils will enter. Our pupils mature into individuals who are ambitious, open-minded and confident. Along with our academic pathway, we also take care to support individual character formation and spiritual insight through the Avanti Way.

The Avanti Hall grounds on the outskirts of Exeter, offer a site of inspiring natural beauty. Our main building, Thomas Hall, was built in the 1600s, with established woodland surrounding the main campus area. The building was part of Exeter University’s Duryard Halls of Residence for nearly 100 years before becoming a school.

What will you do?

  • General school maintenance for buildings and surrounding grounds – basic handy person skills are a must
  • Checking the conditions of the buildings and playgrounds and reporting any faults
  • Conducting fire safety and H&S checks for the site
  • Check the heating is operating and that timers are set correctly and working
  • Event set up and take down
  • To support and assist the school to conduct specific/ ad hoc caretaking tasks when required, or as part of duty schedule such as winter checks, planned maintenance and daily and weekly checks
  • Assist the cleaning team and order consumables as and when required
  • Opening and closing of the school – enduring building is secure at all times
  • Being the onsite contact for contractors
  • Adhering to Safeguarding procedures that the school follow.
  • Organising/prioritising tasks to ensure the safety of all staff and children is maintained

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please download the Job Description.

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to work independently and lead
  • The know-how to assess and carry out minor repairs and maintenance independently and commission experts where required
  • Ability to be flexible and respond effectively to the ‘unexpected’
  • A thorough practically based understanding of premises maintenance issues

Please see the Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for the role.

Why should you apply?

You will be working in a fantastic environment. Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

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.

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

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

How to apply

Application and GDPR forms must be submitted by the closing date above to [email protected] once fully completed. The successful candidate will be required to sign the application declaration on appointment.