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Estates Worker/Groundsman

The Grange Therapeutic School
  • Oakham
  • Permanent
Salary: £19,500 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday, 20th July 2022
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Full Job Description

Job Title:         Estates Worker/Groundsman

Salary:             £19,500 per annum (£10.00 p/h)

Location:        The Grange Therapeutic School, Oakham, LE15 8LY

Hours:             37.5 hours per week

Contract:        Permanent

Be the Maintenance Team Member you always wanted to be!

If you are very child focused and really want to make your mark improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for an Experienced Maintenance Person to join The Grange Therapeutic School.  To pro-actively keep the school’s estate at a high state of repair with sound planning and a high standard of finish and in compliance with the requirements of the Outcomes First Group Education and Care.

About Us

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 7 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils.

With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals. Therefore, we need hardworking, child centred staff who are resilient and willing to go the extra mile. In return we offer significant investment in your professional development, a supportive staff group and opportunities for progression for ambitious staff.

We are part of Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career. We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally.

About the Role

  • Ensure reactive maintenance is dealt with in a timely and safe manner
  • Ensure pro-active and preventative maintenance is carried out on a daily basis
  • Help to supervise major schemes of work carried out by external contractors
  • Ensure the Health and Safety of all on site at all times by helping to manage the School’s Health and Safety procedures including the reporting of incidents as appropriate
  • Help to prepare work schedules covering school holidays
  • Report and resolve damage to the Estates Manager
  • To carry out any relative works that the Estate Manager deems appropriate

Why join Acorn Education & Care?

  • £19,500 per annum
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Permanent


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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