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Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Salary range: ISR 3 – 5, £18,065 - £18,795 (£20,594 - £21,426 with shift allowance)

Site(s): Bay House

Closing date: 31/10/2019 12:00 am

This position will attract a 14% shift allowance and may include some evening/weekend work.

Our Estates team undertake a range of activities including site security, routine maintenance, decorating, occasional moving and handling of heavy objects, lifting, ensuring the site is kept clean and safe and providing a general porterage service to the school sites. The role will require working at heights on occasion and assisting with community lettings/hirers.

Your day-to-day tasks may include but not limited to:

  • carrying out day-to-day maintenance and minor repairs
  • making sure that heating, lighting and alarm systems are working properly
  • making sure that doors and windows are locked when the building is not in use
  • checking the premises to guard against vandalism or break-ins
  • opening up the building in the morning and locking it at the end of the day
  • arranging chairs and tables for meetings and clearing away afterwards
  • accepting deliveries and routing mail
    If you are a confident, self-motivated individual with good communication skills and a friendly, patient approach, we would welcome an application from you. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, be organised and have the ability to take the initiative to deal with problems as they arise. We are looking for individuals who have a positive, pro-active attitude and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

 What can we offer you;

  • The opportunity to join a dedicated fun and caring team
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • Supportive and professional work environment
  • Supervision and training opportunities to support you in this role
  • Generous holiday entitlement

Membership of one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes

How to apply

Applicants applying for a position must complete the GFM application form. Please ensure all sections of the application are filled in and that all gaps between employment are noted. Please do not send CVs as we are unable to accept these.

For enquiries and to return applications email: or telephone: (023) 9261 6012

Where we receive a large volume of applications, we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Thinking about training to become a teacher?

This role could provide a suitable level of experience to support an application to our GFM School Direct Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Programme or other opportunities in the field of education.

For further information about the different routes to teaching that we offer across the GFM, please contact our Initial Teacher Training Team on: or phone: (023) 9250 5205.

Safeguarding statement

GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children 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. A ‘prohibition from teaching’ check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity.

GFM Education
Bay House School
Gomer Lane, Alverstoke
PO12 2QP

Company number: 07834711

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