Caretaker - Green Gates Academy

Dated: 26 Apr 2021

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust consists of five academies and one sixth form across the Tees Valley area serving a population of approximately 550 students aged 5 to 19 with a broad range of learning difficulties.

The Trust wishes to appoint a caretaker to join their successful site management team. The post is permanent and will be based at Green Gates Academy in Stockton. The hours of work are to be negotiated although the post holder must have a degree of flexibility as times may change during staff absence.

The post holder will work under the supervision of the Trust’s Premises and Facilities Manager and in partnership with the site team to:

• Ensure the cleanliness of the Academy.
• Carry out general repairs and maintenance.
• Be responsible for the opening and closing of the Academy.
• Be one of the named key holders for the Academy.
• Have basic IT skills in order to operate planned maintenance programs.

The successful candidate will be someone who is keen to maintain high standards and be able to use their own initiative with regards to prioritizing their workload and recognizing areas in the Academy that require attention. Candidates should be prepared to work flexibly especially during the absence of colleagues across the Trust. Experience in a trade, in particular joinery, would be an advantage.

Although this post is primarily based at Green Gates Academy in Stockton, you may be involved in covering absences and holidays at any of the academies in the Trust and therefore it is essential that the post holder has their own transport.

There is an expectation that all our staff will work across the Trust as necessary and the post holder will be asked to work at any of the sites across the five academies.

A visit to Green Gates Academy would be recommended. To arrange this and/or to obtain an application form and further information please e-mail Mrs. Julie Povall, HR Assistant on or contact by telephone on 01642 677113

Completed application forms should be returned by Friday, 7th May, 2021 to: Mrs. Julie Povall, HR Assistant at Horizons Specialist Academy Trust, c/o Abbey Hill Academy, Ketton Road, Stockton-on-Tees. TS19 8BU or by email to Please do not submit applications directly to Green Gates Academy

The Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, two suitable references and a six-month probationary period.

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
Abbey Hill Academy
Ketton Road
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 677113


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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