Job Details

Job Title: Caretaker/Facilities Operative

Salary: £9,000
Location: Belmont School – Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 6RX
Hours: Part Time, 20 hours per week –  Monday to Friday

Holidays: Annual Leave 25 days plus bank holidays


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!


We now have a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and motivated Facilities Operative to join our close-knit team at Belmont School in Rossendale, Lancashire.


About the School

Belmont is an independent specialist day school for boys 11 to 16, catering for children with a wide range of needs. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conīŦdence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live


About the Role

The Head Teacher is seeking to appoint an aspiring and experienced Facilities Operative to join this thriving specialist SEMH School. Responsible to the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Operative will be responsible for the fabrics and grounds of the school. You will be an enthusiastic, flexible and hand on individual who shares our values and is work proud.


Who we are looking for

Whilst an interest and knowledge of Special Educational Needs or a school setting is desirable, it is essential you have experience in facilities management or a related field.  You must be able to work as part of a team but also using your own initiative.

Training and development will be provided for the successful candidate in line with the identified needs of the school, the skills of the individual and their prospective career progression.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with the Facilities Manager / Head Teacher

  • Carry our security procedures for the school buildings and grounds

  • Carry out general maintenance both on the grounds and internally

  • Do regular water and heating checks

  • Carry out manual handling duties and furniture moving

  • Deal with any emergencies – spillages, breakages, making safe any gas or electrical issues

  • Assist with fleet management

  • Ensure all paperwork is completed and recorded in full ensuring the school is compliant


Essential Criteria

  • Will have experience of facilities management or a related field

  • Lives within 30 minutes of the school and will respond to emergency call outs

  • Can work as part of a team but also using your own initiative with little supervision

  • Flexible, can-do, positive attitude

  • Basic knowledge in plumbing, electrics, joinery etc.

  • Full and clean driving licence 

  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation

  • Partake in essential training and courses specific to this role and working environment


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:


  • Continious professional development & training for a clear career pathOpportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference

  • Pension

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference

  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other

  • No two days are ever the same

  • Free School Meals during term time


This position is due to commence 06th January 2020 or sooner if possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  

Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website   If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Kelly Walden at If you would like to visit the school for an informal look around, please contact the school on 01706 221043.

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.


Please complete the application form in full with no gaps of employment from the age of 16 years.