Estates Worker- Painter and Decorator

  • Northamptonshire
  • Wellingborough School
  • £19,770 per annum
  • Full-time

Focusing primarily on decorating the individual is to work on new projects, refurbishments and maintenance of the schools buildings and also to undertake general Estate duties to the required standard for the benefit of pupils and visitors.

The Role

Estates Worker – Painter & Decorator

Start date: As Soon As Possible

Reporting to: Estates Bursar

Salary: £19,770

Hours: 37.5 h p/w, Monday to Friday from 07:00 – 15:30 (including weekends as required)

This includes 1-hour daily unpaid break.

Focusing primarily on decorating the individual is to work on new projects, refurbishments and maintenance of the schools buildings and also to undertake general Estate duties to the required standard for the benefit of pupils and visitors. Training and tasks pertaining to working at height will also be a part of this role as well as duties as directed by the Estates Bursar. Work is to be completed to the required standard within the allocated timescales. In addition and within your competence to undertake, in the following areas of work:

Main duties:

1. Internal and external painting & decorating

2. Wallpapering

3. Plaster repairs and plaster boarding

4. Work at heights including; ladders, scaffold and cherry picker work and inspection.

5. Keeping the site clean; including hard surfaces and litter.

6. Work at heights including; roof and gutter clearances.

7. Maintenance activities such as; glazing, carpets etc.

8. Broader estates duties when required such as gardening or compliance testing.

Additional duties

1. Snow clearing (out–of–hours if required), salt spreading and car parking as required.

2. Working school events such as Open Days, Family of Schools Day, Fireworks night, Summer Ball and essential overtime such as evening/weekend cover when required.

3. Caretaking duties such as emptying site bins, delivering parcels, collecting materials and setting assembly halls and other school facilities.

4. Training in various H&S items and following risk assessments/safe working practice.

5. Keeping the site and equipment well maintained and secure whilst reporting any defects in site security and equipment.

6. A willingness to join the team in covering the lock-up and weekend duties when required.

7. Any jobs deemed as reasonable by the Estates Bursar.


Working at Wellingborough School is hugely rewarding, albeit demanding and busy! Wellingborough School is a nice place to work. The School community is welcoming; there is mutual respect between pupils and staff; parents are engaged and supportive. These are some of the cultural reasons to want to work at Wellingborough School, but there are a range of other benefits.

The School has recently reviewed its appraisal system so that all staff can benefit from professional development, both internal and external. Staff input into INSET is encouraged, and the School is a member of the East Midlands Group of independent schools, which provides opportunities for collaboration and discussion. All new staff profit from an induction programme that is tailored to their individual needs. There is free onsite car parking and use of the School’s sports facilities. All staff have lunch and refreshments provided.

Northamptonshire and the surrounding area is a nice place to live, with a significant amount of countryside. Road links are excellent, enabling travel in all directions, and the area is served by two railway lines into London. St Pancras is only 45 minutes by train from Wellingborough, and Euston is under an hour from Northampton and Milton Keynes.

The Process

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 14th December 2020, and should consist of a completed application form and covering letter. CVs are not required.

Applications by e-mail are welcome. Please send them for the attention of Lulu Corrigan, HR Manager to

Interviews will take place on w/c 14th December 2020.


The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risk to the safety or welfare of children in the School s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Person or to the Headmaster.

Further Information

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Wellingborough School

Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2BX

  • HMC, ISC

01933 222427

Closing Date: 14 January 2021

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