[NJC 6 to 14] dependent upon experience/qualifications

37 hours per week all year round

The William Henry Smith School is a non-maintained residential special school for boys aged 5-19 experiencing complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges. Our students have a breadth of special educational needs, including learning difficulty and disability. We are a not for profit charitable organisation providing ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ education, therapy and care. Our vision is to ensure opportunities for success are provided through a diverse programme of bespoke individual learning pathways and life skills across the 24 hour curriculum which serve to develop resilience and skills for life-long learning, happiness and an improved quality of life. The school has a strong ethos and culture, built upon firm foundations that underpins all our work on improving quality of life outcomes for our students and their families, through our strong focus on keyworking, developing relationships with students and partnerships with parents and carers.        

The whole school works cohesively for the benefit of the pupils. Staff at all levels, including the senior leadership team and premises staff, have good relationships with the pupils and contribute to their care and support.(Ofsted 2019)

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to be part of our facilities and maintenance team within the school. The post holder must be able to prioritise, manage and organise their own workload and ensure the school has a high quality environment at all times. We are looking for individuals who wants to be a part of developing and enhancing the schools existing site team. A strong all-round knowledge and skill base in a multi trade environment would be preferable. The role will involve the implementation of a programme of planned maintenance including joinery, general building work and repairs, painting and decorating and overall maintenance. We will be looking to the post holder to assist in the introduction of systems and regimes for monitoring standards across the site. The successful candidate will be required to understand and follow Health and Safety Guidance and ensure that the practices and procedures are conducted in line with legal compliance needs applicable to the school. There is a whole school expectation that all staff play an integral part in our keyworking structure which is embedded within our quality of life values and ethos.

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The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check (you are applying for a position working in regulated activity). The school is also committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of both students and staff and reflects life in Modern Britain.

Visits to the school are encouraged. For further information on this post please contact Mick Cartwright, Premises Supervisor on the following email address:

To obtain an application pack please email

Closing date for applications: Friday, 6 December 2019

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted on Monday, 9 December 2019

(If you are not contacted by the school by 10 December 2019 you will not have been selected

Proposed interview date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019