The Earls High School is a 1200 student, 11-16 Academy in the Borough of Dudley. It became a convertor Academy in January 2012 and one of the founding members of the Stour Vale Academy Trust (SVAT) alongside Redhill School, Stourbridge and Olive Hill Primary School in Spring 2017. Founded in 1652, the school has a long and distinguished history of service to the township of Halesowen.
We serve a diverse community with significant areas of affluence alongside pockets of deprivation within the Dudley Borough as well as nearby Sandwell and Birmingham. Our school community is genuinely comprehensive in social, cultural and academic terms. Currently 21% of our students are eligible for free school meals, 3% speak English as a second language and 7% are identified as having special educational needs. We aim to achieve KS4 results well above the national average and with significant added value.
The last three years have shown significant improvement in this goal with results in Summer 2017 and 2018 showing that students made significantly more progress than would have been expected of them. We are committed to our comprehensive status and to achieving excellence for all of our students. As part of this commitment we make extensive use of mixed ability teaching strategies; we believe this to be a key driver in raising student attainment and supporting high student expectations. This ethos is a key reason behind our heavy oversubscription and the active support we receive from parents.
Our Ofsted Good rating in January 2020 reflects our relentless drive for improving the quality of the experience we offer students.
The Governors wish to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Caretaker. The post is term-time only (38 weeks per year) full time 37 hours per week.
The Facilities Department, part of the Business Team, comprise of the Facilities Manager, two Caretakers and a team of approximately 15 cleaning staff working a combination of pre- and post-school hours (and temporarily during the day) to ensure the school is a professional and well-kept environment for its students, staff and visitors.
Caretakers either work an early shift 06:00 to 14:00 Monday to Thursday and 06:00 to 13:30 on Fridays or an afternoon shift 13:15 to 21:30 Monday to Friday and 12:45 to 20:15 on Fridays on a permanent basis. Flexibility is required to cover for holidays and sickness absence. Both Caretakers and the Facilities Manager are rota’d for emergency calls-outs 7 days per week with any attendance to callouts being paid.
This post is to cover the afternoon shift 13:15 to 21:30 Monday to Thursday and 12:45 to 20:15 on Fridays.
Letters of application should be no longer than two sides of A4 (12 point), indicative of the skills and personal attributes needed to be successful in this demanding post (please see job description and person specification).
Closing date: 9am, Monday 1st November 2021
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.
Interviews: Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Application forms are accessible from the School website: http://www.earlshighschool.org/join-our-team/
Please send letter of interest and application forms to: email@example.com
Informal enquiries, to Mr Mark Flett, Facilities Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
Dudley Council will check the information that you have provided against any details already held for accuracy and completeness. The Council will check, share and cross match your information both internally within the council and with external organisations to protect public funds and prevent or detect crime, only where the law allows us to do so. The Council’s full Privacy and Disclaimer Statement can be accessed on the website at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/