Job Title: Caretaker
Location: The Holden School, Chorley
Salary: Up to £17,500 per annum
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4pm
Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Caretaker?
We are looking for a responsible, hands-on Caretaker to join our fantastic team at The Holden School, Chorley. As Caretaker, you will help support our children and young people in their daily lives, by ensuring our sites are well maintained and equipped to meet their needs.
This is a great opportunity to work as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. You will take pride in maintaining our school, from day to day repairs to completing risk assessments, carrying out security procedures, checking equipment and contributing to school development projects.
For many of our children, consistency is key, and our Caretaker take time to make sure everything is as it should be for us to run smoothly and safely.
When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Caretaker, who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Previous experience in a similar setting would be great but isn’t essential as full training will be given, and the right DIY skills, motivation, and personal qualities are just as important. These roles are ideal for people with skills in maintenance, DIY and health and safety, looking for a new role that makes a real difference to children’s lives and futures.
You will be quality focused, efficient, able to work at pace, and motivated to help us provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.
The Holden School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16, 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 are a Therapeutic Led Trauma Informed School providing individualised curriculums for our young people supported by our Class Teams, our Wellbeing Team and our own Therapists.
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.
Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Application process & dates
Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully