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Maintenance & Grounds Operative (EGA844)



£20,000 - £22,000/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- West Midlands -- Edgbaston

Job Type

21 April 2021

Maintenance & Grounds Operative – £20,000-£22,000 per annum dependent on experience

– Edgbaston, Birmingham

The Role

Are you a skilled tradesperson, ideally in possession of carpentry skills? If so, Hallfield School are looking for a Maintenance & Grounds Operative to assist with the day-to-day maintenance and compliance of the school estate, alongside contributing to the smooth operational running of the school activities, in term-time and throughout the year.

Working 40 hours per week, 08:00 to 17:00 on Monday to Friday, the successful candidate will lead and complete projects such as erection of studwork, minor alterations and refurbishment tasks. The applicant must also be flexible to occasionally work outside the aforementioned hours when required.

Some of the key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out routine maintenance of school facilities in accordance with schedules or in response to break downs including carpentry; plumbing; basic electrical work; decorating; drains and gutters clearance and repair.
  • Assisting the Estates & Facilities Manager with the running of heating systems.
  • Carrying out safety checks on all school vehicles.
  • Assisting with moving furniture and equipment for school events and carry out car park duties as required.
  • Responding to emergency breakdowns/incidents and provide relief cleaning in emergencies if required.

The Company

Hallfield School is a flourishing co-educational independent day school in the leafy outskirts of Edgbaston. Founded in 1879, Hallfield School offers a stimulating and challenging curriculum for youngsters to enable them to grow, develop and learn in a happy, secure and purposeful environment.

We welcome children from three months to eleven years old to a top-class education within our stunning 20-acre site where success is showcased in the classroom, on the sports fields and in the school hall every single day.

The Benefits

  • 30 days’ annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays.
  • Free onsite parking, access to onsite gym facilities and free lunch during term time.

The Person

The key skills and qualities are:

  • Experience of working in a similar role within an educational setting.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety requirements and principles in a school environment including COSHH.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures such as fire evacuation.
  • Experience of the building trade with a wide range of skills including plumbing, basic electrics, plastering and general building work with carpentry being essential with relevant qualifications (City & Guilds and NVQ would be advantageous).
  • Competent with a wide range of tools and machinery relevant to the role.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills with administrative experience for example in stock taking and report writing.
  • Organised and flexible, with a willingness to work unsociable hours if required.
  • A full driving licence is essential.

If you feel you have the required skills and experience to join Hallfield School as the Maintenance & Grounds Operative, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

Contact information

Caroline Long