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Facilities Assistant

37 hours/week, all year round. JG3, SCP 5, £19,312 to SCP 6, £19,698 pa.

The School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response from our brilliant staff, children and families to the Covid pandemic.

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive individual to join the school’s Facilities Team to support the efficient and effective running of the school. The successful candidates will all be physically fit and meet the essential criteria for the roles, including:

  • DIY experience e.g. decorating, repairs, use of basic power tools
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication with people at all levels

To be considered for this position you must have a real passion and 'can-do' attitude for supporting the school and be inspired by a high-paced and dynamic working environment.

If you have the necessary relevant experience, motivation and relish a challenge we want to hear from you.

Gordano School, through the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

Application forms and a covering letter must be submitted by email to Submission of a Curriculum Vitae is optional

Closing date: 12:00 Monday 9 August 2021
Interviews: Monday 16 August 2021

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership supports Equal Opportunities EmploymentThis Lighthouse Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants