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Site Assistant - Langley School

Employer
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Solihull
Salary
£22,737 - £23,500 Per Annum
Closing date
1 Sep 2024
Reference
SOL/TP/943/580

Job Details

Site Assistant

Band ‘B’ Point 3 -5

Full Year

£22,737- £23,500 

Full Time – 37 hours per week 


We are seeking to appoint a hard working and reliable Site Assistant who will work as part of a highly effective and supportive team to ensure good maintenance across our school site. The successful candidate will enjoy practical challenges, playing an active role in securing the site and supportive effective health and safety policies and procedures. 


At Langley, we prioritise positive relationships between staff and students. We are incredibly proud of the way our staff and young people work collaboratively to fulfil our school motto ‘to be the best we can be’.  Langley is a wonderful place to work and learn. We are a committed, compassionate community united in our mission to being fully inclusive, celebrating diversity and promoting equality in all that we do. Every learner matters and matters equally at Langley. 

In our recent Ofsted Inspection Report from March 2023, inspectors described Langley as ‘an inclusive, welcoming school’ where ‘pupils behave well in lessons’ and there is a ‘calm and purposeful atmosphere around the school’.

Our school’s fundamental principles focus on supporting, challenging and inspiring the whole Langley community ‘to be the best that we can be’.  But these are not simply words on paper.  Students, staff and governors genuinely give all they can, to bring those principles to life every day.  Examinations are critically important, of course, and our students achieve superbly well in them, but we truly believe in developing young people to deal with the tests of their lifetime, not merely to endure a lifetime of tests.  Everyone who visits us comments on the unique ethos of our school as well as our commitment to inclusivity. 

To find out more about the post please contact Mark Brown, Facilities Manager, at s206mbrown@langley.solihull.sch.uk

Please do visit our website at https://www.langley.solihull.sch.uk/ for lots of information about Langley School.


Please find attached a person specification, job description, candidate information pack, the application and recruitment monitoring forms. We look forward to receiving your application. Please email to Headteacher's PA, Becky Friend, at s206rfriend@langley.solihull.sch.uk


Closing date Sunday 1st September

Interviews; Tuesday 17th September


Langley School staff, governors and students are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of students and staff. Pre-employment checks in line with KCSIE will be carried out for successful applicants.


The safeguarding responsibilities of the position are detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification. 

As the work of this post involves working with children, adults at risk or in a position of trust, it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Please note that Disclosure & Barring Service clearance at the appropriate level will be required for this post. 


Where this post meets the definition of Regulated Activity (as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) the relevant barred list(s) for children and adults will also be checked. You must disclose details of all unfiltered reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions as these will be disclosed by the DBS. It is an offence to apply for a role which involves regulated activity by an applicant who is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

LANGLEY SCHOOL

Kineton Green Road, Solihull, B92 7ER

Tel:   0121 706 9771

www.langley.solihull.sch.uk

e-mail: s206rfriend@langley.solihull.sch.uk

Attached documents
Candidate Information Pack 2024-compressed (1).pdf
JD Site Assistant.docx.pdf
PS Site Assistant.pdf
Recruitment Monitoring Form (3).doc

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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945449/rehabilitation-of-offenders-guidance.pdf

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
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Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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