Job title: Maintenance Operative (Site Facilities Assistant)
Start Date: January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter, subject to recruitment process and DBS checks.)
Location: Church Lawton School
Contract: Full Time, 35 hours per week. Permanent. 52 week position
Salary: Business Support Grade 2, Point 1 – 7, £16,000 to £18,922
Job reference: NASAT - CLS - MO
Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.
A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a Maintenance Operative at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.
Who we a looking for
We are a forward thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking a Maintenance Operative (Site Facilities Assistant) to support the Site Facilities Manager in the day to day maintenance and security of the building, ensuring all statutory compliance is met to a high standard. The successful candidate will be suitably qualified for the role and will understand, and be able to adapt to, the needs of a growing, working school, whilst ensuring high standards of cleanliness, maintenance, security and health and safety.
- A keen attention to detail
- Able to work as part of a team
- Committed to excellence
- Able to work on own initiative
- Able to demonstrate and share good practice
- Able to maintain excellent record keeping
- IT Literate
- Willingness to learn and undertake appropriate CPD
We were inspected in November 2017. The School was rated as Good overall, with outstanding in personal development, behaviour and welfare. The school was also Autism Accredited in January 2019.
Supported by the National Autistic Society Academies Trust and National Autistic Society, we cater for up to 64 students aged 4-19 with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. As a part of the NAS Academies Trust, we have developed significant professional and working partnerships with the already established Independent NAS schools and other NASAT Free School drawing on knowledge and expertise through professional working relationships to ensure best practise is shared.
We aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis). Together, we will create a safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).
We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.
Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.
You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our Values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.
Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school.
CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Closing date: Friday, 11th December 2020
Interview date: To be confirmed
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.
Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
NASAT Church Lawton 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.