Trust Site Assistant

Trust Site Assistant - (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, 10.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday and 11am to 6.30pm Friday please see the indicative working pattern below). Grade C – Step 1 - £18,933 plus 24 day’s holiday.

We have a vacancy to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic and physically fit Trust Site Assistant to join our team in this exciting and varied role. You will work at Deer Park School 2.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday to support the Senior Site Manager in locking the school with the remaining hours spent at either Boorley Park Primary, Deer Park or Wildern School. This will be flexible to suit the needs of the schools within the Trust and due to the nature of the job own transport is essential. An example of the working day is;
10.30am – 1.45pm – working at either Boorley Park, Deer Park or Wildern School
1.45pm – 2.00pm – paid travel time to get to Deer Park School
2.00pm – 2.30pm – unpaid lunchbreak
2.30pm – 6.30pm – working at Deer Park School, including locking up

Day to day duties could include unlocking/locking up the school, ensuring rooms are set up for functions, day to day maintenance, some cleaning, grounds works, health and safety checks (full training given), and using a computerised system for logging jobs and record keeping. Helping to maintain a secure and safe environment is vital and the successful candidate will be on the overnight key holder’s register and may be required to attend site in the event of a call out so living within close proximity to the school would be advantageous.

Specific trade strengths in any area would be an advantage but not essential. Lifting, moving and handling of furniture and deliveries also form an important part of the job. Full health and safety training will be given.

The Wildern Academy Trust comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School. Our staff form a collective team that make a difference to the lives of our students. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre at Wildern School
• Good transport links
• Free on-site staff car parks at all schools

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to hr@wildern.org or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date for applications: Midday Thursday 4th November 2021

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Draft Job Description - Trust Site Assistant
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Application Instructions (Support) Jan 21
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Application Form Support Sept 2021
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