Hours of work: 37 hours per week (part-time considered)
Working pattern: Full-time or Part-time
(If the position is part-time, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing date: Friday 01 October 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Polegate School, Oakleaf Drive, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6PT
Phone: 01323 482 404
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
Not just any school……… This is Polegate School.
It says something when both the head and deputy have been at the school since qualifying as teachers! Polegate School is a special place where children and staff are given opportunities to grow. Aspiration and ambition is at the heart of everything we do. We are striving to be exceptional in all aspects of our work and aim to make learning irresistible. Visit and see for yourselves why we have stayed so long!
We are looking to recruit a site team at Polegate School and have two vacancies to fill.
We are happy to recruit according to the successful applicants' experience, the most important factor for us is getting the right people!
The site team plays a very important part in school life, and the successful applicant will have a sense of pride in helping us maintain the environment and help us to move forward with projects. Personal qualities of enthusiasm and ownership of the role go a long way. Being friendly, proactive and efficient is essential. In return we can offer training, support, professional development and chocolate!
The post holder will be a keyholder which involves opening and locking school, carrying out and recording essential H&S checks. They will undertake basic DIY/handy person/maintenance duties. This may include general maintenance of school and grounds such as painting and gardening, basic DIY such as putting up shelves, moving furniture, etc., ensuring all services meet with legislative and best practice guidelines.
We are negotiable on the hours for the right applicant. This may be split shift and this is open to discussion depending on successful candidates. Whilst there is an expectation that holidays are taken within the school holiday times there is a scope to negotiate for other periods during the year.
Polegate School is a large site with extensive grounds, and a swimming pool. We need to establish a site team to meet the ever-changing demands in keeping our school safe and clean. We are a very busy, vibrant and fast paced school! This is a wide-ranging and varied role - you will never be bored!
Immediate start is possible. The post offers an opportunity for both - professional and personal growth.
If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, pro-active, flexible, organised and a good team player then please apply!
The pay range will vary depending on your experience.
Single Status Grade: 4
Working Hours: up to 37 hour per week, negotiable.
Weeks per year: 52 weeks per year
Closing date: Friday, 01 October 2021
Interview date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.