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Vacancy Position 

Caretaker

Location 

Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery, Lancaster Gardens, Southend-on-Sea

SS1 2NS

 

Salary 

Range: Level 5, points 7 – 12 - £24,294 to £26,421 per annum 

Hours of work 

This role is full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year. 

The hours of work will be between 7:00am to 11:00am and from 2:35pm to 6pm. 

Between 11am and 2:35pm will be unpaid break time and you would be free to leave site if you wish too. 

There may also be the requirement to cover external evening/weekend lettings on an overtime basis. 

Start Date 

As soon as possible 

 

About the role 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Caretaker to support the multi academy trust (MAT) working primarily within Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery. 

The successful applicant will: 

  • Be a team player who takes pride in the appearance and maintenance of the MAT’s buildings and grounds. 

  • Be an enthusiastic, approachable, highly motivated and flexible individual who possesses general building maintenance and caretaking skills. 

  • Have a good range of DIY skills such as electrical work, decorating, minor plumbing and carpentry. 

  • Possess good communication skills as you will be liaising with contractors and tradesmen as well as students and staff. 

  • You should also have an awareness of COSHH, safe manual handling practices and Health and Safety

 

Duties may also include general cleaning, dealing with spillages, blockages, locking and unlocking the sites and any ad-hoc duties that may be required. 

Reporting to the Estates and Facilities Manager 

A full driving licence and use of your own car is essential as you may be required to attend site outside of normal working hours or other Portico schools to support other sites. 

For more information about the role and a description of the type of candidate we are looking for please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more detail. 

For an informal discussion regarding any aspect of the role, please contact Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR on 01702 987890 x310. 

If you wish to apply for this role, please contact Rebecca Sanderson for an application pack at recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk or telephone 01702 987890 x310. 

Closing Date: Monday 17 June 2024 at midday 

Interview Date: TBC 

Please include a cover letter with your application form, commenting on how you feel you meet the person specification criteria and providing an insight into your relevant experience. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school will consider carrying out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates. 

Application Documents: 

Application Form 

Application Email 

Email: recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk 

Vacancy Position 

Caretaker

 

Location 

Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery, Lancaster Gardens, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2NS 

Salary 

Range: Level 5, points 7 – 12 - £24,294 to £26,421 per annum 

Hours of work 

This role is full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks per year. 

The hours of work will be between 7:00am to 11:00am and from 2:35pm to 6pm. 

We are open to considering two-part time employees undertaking a job share arrangement for the role. One person on the morning shift (7am to 10:45am) and one person on the afternoon shift (2:45pm to 6pm finish), totalling 18 hours and 45 mins each per week (18.75 hours). Please note - this option will only be available subject to two suitable candidates being available to undertake the job share. 

There may also be the requirement to cover external evening/weekend lettings on an overtime basis. 

Start Date 

As soon as possible 

About the role 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Caretaker to support the multi academy trust (MAT) working primarily within Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery. 

The successful applicant will: 

  • Be a team player who takes pride in the appearance and maintenance of the MAT’s buildings and grounds. 

  • Be an enthusiastic, approachable, highly motivated and flexible individual who possesses general building maintenance and caretaking skills

  • Have a good range of DIY skills such as electrical work, decorating, minor plumbing and carpentry. 

  • Possess good communication skills as you will be liaising with contractors and tradesmen as well as students and staff. 

  • You should also have an awareness of COSHH, safe manual handling practices and Health and Safety. 

Duties may also include general cleaning, dealing with spillages, blockages, locking and unlocking the sites and any ad-hoc duties that may be required. 

Reporting to the Estates and Facilities Manager 

A full driving licence and use of your own car is essential as you may be required to attend site outside of normal working hours or other Portico schools to support other sites. 

For more information about the role and a description of the type of candidate we are looking for please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more detail. 

For an informal discussion regarding any aspect of the role, please contact Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR on 01702 987890 x310. 

If you wish to apply for this role, please contact Rebecca Sanderson for an application pack at recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk or telephone 01702 987890 x310. 

Closing Date: Monday 17 June 2024 at midday 

Interview Date: TBC 

 

Please include a cover letter with your application form, commenting on how you feel you meet the person specification criteria and providing an insight into your relevant experience. 

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school will consider carrying out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates. 

Application Documents: 

Application Form 

Application Email 

Email: recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk 

Vacancy Position 

Class Teacher

Temporary – Maternity Cover 

Location 

Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery, Lancaster Gardens, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2NS 

Salary 

MPR or UPR – depending on experience

 

Hours 

Part Time Teaching - 3 days per week 

Start Date 

1 September 2024 

About The Role 

Do you want to be part of a successful team making a real difference to children? Our dedicated staff provide positive and creative learning opportunities in an environment which promotes curiosity, enjoyment and a thirst for challenge. Children at Porters make very good progress due to our commitment to excellence and care. 

Our children deserve the best, so if you are a passionate teacher with high expectations for every learner, who can inspire, motivate and make learning fun then our children need you. 

As part of Portico Academy Trust, Porters Grange Primary School can offer you: 

  • A friendly and supportive atmosphere where everyone is valued and everyone matters 

  • A nurturing environment with wonderful children who want to learn 

  • High quality professional development 

  • Opportunities for cross phase work 

  • Support and collaboration across our Trust 

  • A well-resourced school 

 

We recognise continuous service from previous teaching employment 

Please don’t take our word for it. Come and arrange a visit to see for yourself. We would love to show you our children at work. 

For further details or an application pack, please contact Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB 

Telephone: 01702 987890 ext 310 

Email: recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk 

Please include a cover letter with your application form, commenting on how you feel you meet the person specification criteria and providing an insight into your relevant experience. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school will consider carrying out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates. 

Closing date: 27 June 2024 at midday 

Interviews: 4 July 2024 

Application Documents 

Teacher Application Form

Class Teacher Job Description

Class Teacher Person Specification

Application Email 

Email: recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk 

Vacancy Position 

Learning Support Assistant

With Mid-day duty 

Fixed Term Contract until July 2025 

Location 

Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery, Lancaster Gardens, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2NS 

 

Salary 

LSA Level 4 Points 4 to 7 £23,114 to £24,294 pro rata (actual salary £14,782 to £15,537) per annum 

MDA Level 3 Points 3 to 5 £22,737 to £23,500 pro rata (actual salary £2,680 to £2,770) per annum Hours 

LSA - 27 hours and 55 minutes per week (8:30 to 15:40, with 30 mins unpaid lunch break), Term Time only 

MDA - 5 hours and 25 minutes per week (12:10 to 13:15), Term Time only 

 

Start Date 

1 September 2024 

About The Role 

Do you want to be part of a successful team making a real difference to children? Our dedicated staff provide positive and creative learning opportunities in an environment which promotes curiosity, enjoyment and a thirst for challenge. Children at Porters make very good progress due to our commitment to excellence and care. 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic person to join our successful team, supporting pupils learning initially in our younger year groups; in the classroom setting, in small groups and through 1:1 support. 

The successful candidate will ideally have: 

  • Experience of supporting pupils in Early years 

  • Experience of working with pupils with a range of SEND 

  • GCSE A-C/equivalent in English and Maths 

  • A caring, patient nature 

  • The ability to be flexible 

  • The ability to work well within a team and independently 

As part of Portico Academy Trust, Porters Grange Primary School can offer you: 

  • A friendly and supportive atmosphere where everyone is valued and everyone matters 

  • A nurturing environment with wonderful children who want to learn 

  • High quality professional development 

  • Opportunities for cross phase work 

  • Support and collaboration across our Trust 

  • A well-resourced school 

 

Please don’t take our word for it. Come and arrange a visit to see for yourself. We would love to show you our children at work 

For further details or an application pack, please contact Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB 

Telephone: 01702 987890 

Email: recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school will consider carrying out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates. 

Closing date: Thursday 27 June 2024, Midday 

Interviews: Friday 5 July 2024 

Application Documents 

Support Staff Application Form 

LSA Job Description and Person Specification 

Application Email 

Email: recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk 

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