Salary:  £18.180

Location:  Belmont Primary School, Peel Street, Rossendale, BB4 7LJ

Hours: Monday – Friday (44 hours), reduced in school holidays

Holidays:  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays


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

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!


About the School

Belmont Primary School  is an independent specialist day school for boys aged from 5 to 11, catering for children with a wide range of behavioural, social and emotional needs in Rawtenstall. 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 confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

We have a team of fantastic multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely together to find creative tailored solutions to support the emotional development to make a positive life changing difference to our students.


About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide Education and Care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of children and young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

You will be responsible for a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with the fabric and grounds of the school. You will be able to prepare and implement risk assessments and any recommendations and procedures.  Contribute to school development projects and general maintenance schedules.  Be sympathetic to environmental concerns regarding all aspects of the school and grounds.  Needs to be a hands on individual who can develop and implement systems and procedures and maintain current ones.

You will need experience in team work, facilities management or a related field.  ‘IOSH managing safely’ is essential for this role – training can be provided if not already obtained. Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential, as well as the ability to work under your own the initiative and under pressure. IT competent and able to use on-line recording systems.

You need to be flexible with a positive attitude and be able to plan and organize a work routine, prioritizing as required.  You need to be able to complete paperwork and cost materials.  You also need to hold a current driving license.


Why work for us?

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

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • 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


Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please complete the application form in full including your employment history with no gaps in employment, from the age of sixteen onwards.

Deadline for applications: 19th January 2020