Maintenance Painter & Decorator

Salary: £22,132 to £24,510 X25 – X31

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week, on permanent contract

Contractual Status: Permanent

Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation comprises of two prestigious schools which date back to the early 1400s: Chorister School and Durham School.

Situated in the historic city of Durham, our schools have a rich tradition of academic excellence and holistic education, rooted in the values of community, heritage, and innovation.

We provide a nurturing environment where students thrive academically, socially, and personally, preparing them for successful futures.

We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Painter and Decorator to join our estates team.

Personal and Professional Specification:

· Completed apprenticeship or has a recognised painting/decorating 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

· Driving Licence with D1 on licence preferred, but not essential

· Experience of working in education would be preferred, but not essential

· Willing to undertake training

· Appointed person will be subject to enhanced checks by DBS.

Specific Duties:

· Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings and specifications to the painting, decorating & glazing trades without supervision.

· Set out new work or new production appropriate to the painting, decorating & glazing 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 in relation to painting, decorating & glazing

· 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 painter & decorator / glazing / general role and should not be interpreted as defining the precise duties of the post.

Employee Benefits

- Lunch meal (hot and cold options) provided free of charge each day.

- To work on the historical 600+ year-old site in the city centre of Durham.

- Free on-site parking.

- Exempt from the Durham congestion charge.

- Work pension scheme, 3% opt in with employer 5% contribution.

- Invite to various social events of the year.

If you have any further questions about the job, please call the main reception at the school and ask to speak to HR.

Please email all application forms to [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 28th March

The Foundation is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any job offer will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation