Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation
£22,132 - £28,510 per year
26th Jan 2024
Location: Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation
Line Management: Responsible to the Estates Maintenance Manager
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week
Salary:The salary for this post will be on the support scale range of X25 (£22,132) to X38 (£28,510), starting salary will depend on the successful applicants experience. Incremental rises on the scale will be available annually, subject to satisfactory performance appraisal.
Pensions: The School provides a workplace pension, this is a money purchase scheme, where members contribute a minimum of 3% of eligible salary and the school 5%
Annual leave: 25 days paid holiday (increasing annually to 30 days after 5 years’ service) + public holidays and 3 days efficiency closure at Christmas
The Maintenance plumber will work as part of the Estates team to provide all aspects of plumbing maintenance and repairs throughout Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation as necessary.
Personal and Professional Specification:
- Completed apprenticeship or has a recognised plumbing trade qualification
- High versatility and self-motivated.
- Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
- Accurate attention to detail
- Good time management skills
- Good organisation skills
- Experience of working in a similar field
- Full Driving Licence essential, D1 license preferred
- Experience of working in education would be preferred, but not essential
- Willing to undertake training
- Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings and specifications to the plumbing & mechanical trades without supervision.
- Set out new work or new production appropriate to the plumbing & mechanical trades using relevant instruments and machinery without supervision.
- Perform a wide range of the work of other craftspeople as necessary.
- Performing regular Planned Preventative Maintenance of plumbing and heating systems to prevent emergencies
- Have an excellent understanding of boilers, hot water and heating systems
- Respond to plumbing and heating system emergencies, determining the issue and making the necessary repairs
- Maintain and make general plumbing repairs to bath, sink and shower units
- Unblocking of toilets, sink units, shower units, including internal and external drains and gutterings
- Have an understanding of the relationship of other craftsmen’s work to theirs.
- Understand and comply with all relevant Health, Safety, Legislative and Standards Documentation.
- Assist with furniture moving, set ups and events
- Some out of normal hours working is necessary for which a time in lieu scheme is used.
- Any other duties deemed necessary by the Estates Maintenance Manager and the needs of the foundation
This job description is intended to present a broad assessment of the Maintenance Craftsperson Plumbing / Mechanical / general role and should not be interpreted as defining the precise duties of the post.
Application Closing Date: 26 January 2024
Interviews: Week Commencing 29 January 2024
Supporting documentsApplication Form
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation
Learning has been part of the life of Durham for a thousand years. The Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation was formed in 2021 as a result of the merger between Durham School and The Chorister School. Both schools have been at the heart of the city’s education for most of that time; founded in the early fifteenth century as schools for “grammar and song” by Bishop Thomas Langley, Durham School was again refounded by Henry VIII in 1541. In a somewhat odd local tradition the Cathedral is often know as Abbey, expecially by Dunelmians and Old Dunelmians.
Durham School moved from its mediaeval home on Palace Green to its current location in 1844; although the city centre is only ﬁve minutes’ walk away, the School has a peaceful, rural atmosphere.
Today, the Foundation educates around 720 pupils. The Chorister School is our prep school, and is for girls and boys aged 3-11.
Durham School is our senior school, and is for girls and boys aged 11-18. Boarding is available to pupils aged 8 and up, and 20% of our pupils board. Just over a third of our pupils are girls.
Our vibrant and successful Sixth Form prepares pupils for the next stage of their journey. Within a community shaped by moral integrity and kindness, we cultivate ambition and responsibility, giving all Dunelmians the foundations to be happy and make a positive mark in the world.
By embracing this ethos, our pupils not only learn to pass their examinations today, but also receive an education that
gives them confidence for life and respect for all.
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation has a long and ancient history. The secret to our longevity is our passionate teachers,
who, using innovative approaches and new technologies, seek to kindle the intellectual curiosity of our pupils, preparing them to answer the questions of tomorrow.