Hours: 15 per week, 9:00 – 12:00 Monday to
Contract Type: Permanent
If you enjoy helping
children and want to make a positive difference to their lives this job could
be perfect for you.
Beaulieu House is a
children’s home and short breaks service for children with disabilities located
in Newport, Isle of Wight. Oftsed graded us as ‘Good’. Ofsted have reported
that ‘Staff place the well-being of individual children at the centre of their
practice, irrespective of the challenges that children may present’ and ‘Children,
irrespective of any disability they may have, enjoy access to a range of social,
educational and recreational opportunities, including activities in the local
We are looking to recruit similarly minded,
hard-working team members, who share our goals and aspirations and actively work
to help us achieve them.
The caretaker role at Beaulieu is crucial
to keeping the home safe and well maintained for the staff and children in the home.
The ideal applicant must be organised, flexible, have an attention to detail
and be able to work both as part of a team and independently.
The role involves undertaking minor
repairs in the home, undertake fire checks, vehicle maintenance checks and maintaining
the grounds and gardens.
As a caretaker at Beaulieu House you can
and supportive team
enthusiastic and rewarding environment
Benefits Scheme: childcare benefits scheme, travel discounts [Hovertravel,
Wightlink and Red Funnel] employee assistance programme and more!
For further information or an informal
discussion please contact Karen Debenham, on 01983 533024.
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
The Isle of Wight Council protects its
employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our
workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to
support the different needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is
proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to
better reflect the diversity within our local community.
In addition to the above, the Isle of
Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an
individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and
have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for
an interview within the council.
interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to
you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear
from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret
that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.
Please note that this
role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council
and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council
and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County
Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s
services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July
2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the
Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both
local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire
County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who
take operational responsibility for children’s services.