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Site Operative

Polam Hall School
Darlington, Durham
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade C £20,812
Start Date
To be confirmed
26th February 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
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Start Date
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1302583

Polam Hall School - Darlington

Site Operative

Posted: 24 Jan 2023

Closing date: 26 Feb 2023

Interviews held: w/c 27 Feb 2023

Start date: to be arranged (subject to satisfactory checks)

Site Operative

• 37 hrs per week x 52 weeks

• £20,812 per annum Grade C

Polam Hall School are seeking an experienced and/or trained Site Operative who is reliable, flexible, friendly and approachable to work as part of a team supporting a large school site. The successful applicant will need to be resilient, motivated and have a can do attitude.

Core purpose:

To work as directed by the Site Manager and with the wider Site Team to provide effective site support in the maintenance of school buildings and resources including security, lettings, cleaning, grounds maintenance, minor repairs, routine maintenance, pre-planned maintenance and risk assessments.

Responsible to: Site Manager

Liaising with: Site Manager, Operations Manager, Site Team, Teaching and Support Staff across school.


• To support planned maintenance and improvement plans across the school site.

• To ensure the buildings and site are secure and to facilitate lettings.

• To undertake basic repair and maintenance duties and report any hazards.

• To undertake car-parking duties, ensuring the safety of all users whilst adhering to controls in place.

• Undertake regular testing including legionella, emergency lighting and fire doors.

The successful applicant should be prepared to work flexibly to assist in school lettings and events and to be part of the on call rota in the event of an alarm activation.

Our School:

Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 750 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and four forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history, which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school, rated Good by Ofsted in October 2021, serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.

Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.

Visits to the school are welcome. If you would like to visit or to discuss the post further please contact Tony Curran, Site Manager.

Please note you should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that you provide enough detail to give a full picture of your skills and experience and what you can contribute to the smooth running of Polam Hall.

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Polam Hall School

Polam Hall School

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

Woodard Academies Trust