School Caretaker

Job Title: School Caretaker/Facilities Coordinator
Salary: £18000.00
Location: Waterloo Lodge School, Chorley
Hours: 40 hours per week

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Caretaker/Facilities Coordinator to join Waterloo Lodge School team. Someone with relevant experience would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Waterloo Lodge is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of needs in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them academically and socially, to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the Role

Responsible for a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with the fabric and grounds of the school.  Be able to prepare and implement risk assessments and any recommendations and procedures.  Contribute to school development projects and general maintenance schedules.  Be sympathetic to environmental concerns regarding all aspects of the school and grounds. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who will need to be a ‘hands-on’ individual who can develop and implement systems and procedures and maintain current ones.  

Essential Criteria

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Driving license
  • Experience in school caretaker/facilities management or a related field
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet competing deadlines if required
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, systems and procedures
  • Computer Literate
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk.  If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Helen Rigby, Head Teacher at Waterloo Lodge School

Please note if your application is successful all interviews will take place via video call at this time. Please ensure you are able to access either Skype or MS Teams.

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.