Site Services Officer - Decorating - Blue Coat CoE School

Terry Road, Coventry
£18,933 – £20,092 (+10% shift allowance)
10 Dec 2021
17 Jan 2022
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Terms and Conditions: Permanent

Actual Salary:  Grade 3: £12,793 - £13,576 pro rata per annum

Full time equivalent salary:  £18,933 – £20,092 (+10% shift allowance)

Working hours: 5 hours per day. ( 25 Hours per week) All year round

Required: ASAP

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a reliable, professional and practical individual. The successful candidate will support our school in providing a safe, effective and efficient learning environment. Whilst the post holder will specialise in painting and decorating, other site services officer responsibilities will include opening and closing the premises, basic maintenance and repairs, waste management, porterage, emergency call outs and health and safety checks. Duties will also include ensuring a high standard of cleanliness and security is maintained to support and safeguard the welfare of all persons using the school premises.

We are looking for someone who is approachable, friendly & able to communicate effectively as a member of Blue Coat staff, able to cope with physically challenging duties and can undertake general tasks not requiring skilled trade qualifications, e.g. Painting and Decorating, basic electrics, building, plastering, plumbing, gardening, carpentry and glazing.

All staff are expected to know what to do if they have concerns about a child, take on the responsibility for providing a safe environment and promoting children’s welfare, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and local policies and procedures as directed by the trust/academy.

About us

Blue Coat Church of England School & Music College is a successful and oversubscribed large secondary school in the heart of the city of Coventry with a vision ‘Living life in all its fullness’.  As a Church of England school, our intake draws from both the local area and across the city and surrounding areas.  We are a member of Inspire Education Trust, a Coventry based multi-academy trust which sets out to provide an environment where both staff and students can thrive, and putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Why work for us?

A career at Blue Coat offers a rewarding future, with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives and outcomes of our young people. We understand the importance of providing a supportive and nurturing workplace for our staff. Our ethos is that a happy staff will deliver the best possible experience to our students. As such, we offer a portfolio of benefits designed to enhance and support the working lives of our staff.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • A highly supportive and committed Senior Leadership Team
  • An effective continuing professional development (CPD) programme, including personalised training sessions and opportunities for both internal and external training
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential advice and support on a range of matters and access to accredited counsellors
  • A focus on staff well-being and mental health including free counselling for staff, a full time chaplain, a Trust wellbeing group, strong relationships with Unions and a supportive working environment
  • Opportunity to join a committed and forward thinking team of support staff
  • Employee Benefits programme providing staff access to a range of discounts and shopping vouchers.  

How to apply

All applications must be received electronically via our TES page:

If you experience any problems with the online application process please contact TES directly:

If you have any queries about the post, please email

Closing date: 9am Monday 17th January 2022

Interviews: To be confirmed

Information for candidates

Being committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children we follow safer recruitment practices and appointments will be subject to safeguarding checks including enhanced DBS and references. The post holder must share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

We aim to recruit the very best staff and welcome those from all backgrounds, communities and faiths (including non-faith individuals).  We particularly welcome applications from those which are underrepresented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and male candidates

The role of Site Services officer – Decorating will be classed as regulated activity. Any offer of employment will be conditional until satisfactory completion of all mandatory pre-employment checks.

It is an offence to apply for this role if barred from engaging in regulating activity relevant to children.



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