Facilities Operative - Maintenance

Role:                     Facilities Operative           

Location:              The Shires School, Stretton             

Salary:                  £22,000.00 per annum

Hours:                  40 hours per week

Contract:              Permanent

About the role:

Due to continued growth we now have a fantastic opportunity for a full time Facilities Operative to join The Shires. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Site Resources Manager with the maintenance and health and safety across our 5 sites.

Reporting to the Site Resources Manager you will also be required to support the Senior Leadership team to manage general maintenance across the sites.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a Facilities Operative who has a suitable qualification (or provide evidence of experience) of one of the following trades - carpentry, plumbing, decorating. Someone who is ICT literate for updating systems, able to priorities tasks anticipate and reduce risk where possible and an effective communicator. Ideally, someone who is IOSH trained, has a current first aid certificate and experience of COSHH, PAT testing, asbestos awareness and working at heights but this is not essential.

The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to solve problems independently, with a high degree of accuracy working in accordance with the health and safety policies and procedures of the group.

We are looking for someone that is able to deal with emergencies and problems in a positive and a systematic manner, work independently and as part of a team, has a willingness to undertake additional training and understand and is able to apply health & safety procedures relevant to the job.

About us:

The Shires provides specialist education and care for young people aged 11-19 years of age with autism, associated learning disabilities and complex needs. The Shires comprises of two specialist independent schools co-located alongside two children’s homes. The Shires at Stretton and The Shires at Oakham are both situated in the beautiful county of Rutland. The Shires at Stretton provides 38 or 52-week care and educational packages for up to fourteen pupils, with space for six 38-week day placements. The Shires at Oakham provides 38 or 52-week care and educational packages for up seven pupils, with space for one 38-week day placement. At the Shires, we provide young people with the nurture, care and understanding that supports them to develop the academic, life, and independence skills they need to reach their full potential and personal aspirations.

With the right support in place and a passionate and experienced team with them every step of the way, we believe every young person can achieve. We are dedicated to providing an autism friendly environment which inspires learning, where young people are supported to flourish and grow. Personalised targets and tailored learning ensures they make progress appropriate to their specific needs both in education and in their personal lives. Our vision is to create a community where young people are nurtured, education is highly valued, diversity is embraced, and young people are encouraged to develop and grow in a safe and secure environment with the support of a highly skilled and nurturing team around them.

Our aim for the young people coming to The Shires is quite simple; we want every young person to progress developmentally, educationally and socially. We want them to develop an understanding of themselves and to experience what success feels like. Through these actions, we can equip every young person with the skills and knowledge they need to go on to succeed.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. 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.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Options Autism 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 fully Enhanced DBS.


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