Estates & Grounds Maintenance Officer - The Deaf Academy

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • £10.65 per hour; £11,039 per annum (£20,557 per annum FTE)

Please note the hours 3 days per week, 52 weeks per year, reduce to 2 days per week from end of October half term break until end of February half term break, then revert back to 3 days from February to October)

We are committed to enabling all our students to excel educationally, come and help us achieve it.

The Deaf Academy provides specialist education and care tailored to the individual needs of Deaf young people. The sense of belonging to an inspiring bilingual community can transform students as they develop language skills and journey towards independence and fulfilling their potential.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person who will be responsible for the general maintenance of the Academy grounds and for the weekly inspections of the Academy’s fleet of vehicles. Our site is a short walk from Exmouth beach, it has wonderful grounds set around three buildings.

What we will offer: 
• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time hours).
• A CPD program geared to your specific training needs. 
• Sponsorship to achieve qualifications in British Sign Language up to Level 3. 
• Group Personal Pension including 8% employer contribution.
• Life Assurance up x3 of actual salary.
• Free on-site parking.
• The opportunity to join a committed team of professionals working together to secure high achievement for all our students.
• Opportunity to work in a new purpose-built campus located within a very close proximity to the beach. 
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
• Cycle to work scheme 
• Support with travel expenses via a season ticket loan scheme for public transport usage. 
• Refer a friend scheme – earn up to £500

Key responsibilities: 
• The general maintenance of all Academy owned external areas to include regular grass cutting, hedge cutting, mowing, weeding flower beds,  weekly brushing of the astro pitch, bi-monthly cleaning of the astro pitch filters. 
• Maintaining the pathways, driveways, steps and gullies: clearance of leaves and basic maintenance of surfaces to include weeding, salting and gritting to ensure the premises stays safe and accessible.
• Carry out the weekly vehicle inspections on the Academy’s fleet of vehicles and valeting/regular cleaning. 
• Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults responsible for (or come into contact with) in accordance with the Academy’s Safeguarding Policy & Procedures. 

Key Requirements:
• Experience of working in a similar role.
• Initiative and the ability to work without supervision. 
• Effective team member.
• Ability to manage own time effectively.
• The dedication to promote and safeguard the welfare of our young people. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adult; as such an enhanced DBS check is required.
The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

To find out more information about these exciting opportunities and to obtain an application pack,  please email: employment@thedeafacademy.ac.uk 
Please apply by 12 noon on the closing date.

 Registered Charity No.1124523

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationEast DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX8 2AU


  • Reference

    JS03646


  • Occupational GroupManual (Caretaking/Cleaning/Driving/Catering/


  • Salary Details

    £10.65 per hour; £11,039 per annum (£20,557 per annum FTE)


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart Time
  • Hours

    3 days per week, 52 weeks per year

  • Closing Date

    03/11/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes