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Multi Skilled Tradesperson - Carpenter

South Croydon
Royal Russell School

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c£27,750 pa plus pension

37.5 hour week, Monday to Friday

Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.

We are looking for an experienced Carpenter to join our Maintenance team of 7 staff who undertake the day-to-day internal and external maintenance, repair and upkeep of over thirty buildings. The team also undertake major refurbishment and upgrading projects for these buildings including the School’s boarding facilities.

You will be hard working, reliable, organised and motivated and hold a trade qualification in carpentry and joinery (C&G, NVQ or equivalent). Previous work experience in multi-trade building and maintenance works is essential together with a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to pitch in to help colleagues. You should also have a basic knowledge of health and safety requirements.

Members of the maintenance team also need to be able to use their initiative to ensure that their daily tasks are completed to the highest standards, and to have a flexible approach whether working unsupervised or as part of the wider team.

This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary with scope for progression, working with a fantastic team of dedicated and friendly staff, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, a discount on School fees, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.

Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page at https://www.royalrussell.co.uk/vacancies where you will find further information on this position and an application form. All completed applications should be submitted to hr@royalrussell.co.uk by 12 noon on Monday 30 September 2019. Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 7 October 2019.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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