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Seashell Trust
£22,661 - £23,362 a year - Permanent, Full-time



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  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking

Full job description


Salary: £22,661 - £23,362 per annum + benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Type: Permanent
Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ, on site role
Close date: 17th June 2024
On Call: 1 week in four

Are you ready to make a difference to the lives of others?

Here at Seashell, we provide care and education for children and young people with severe, profound, and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment, communication disorders, and autism.

We are currently seeking a Caretaker to join our diligent facilities team at our Cheadle Hulme campus.

As a Caretaker, you will provide professional caretaking and reactive maintenance services to ensure our buildings and grounds are well-maintained, supporting our core services to deliver high-quality education and care.

About Seashell

Celebrating over 200 years of being a recognised and registered charity, Seashell

Trust provides expert guidance and support to individuals in need.

Based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, the Trust consists of the Royal School

Manchester (RSM), Royal College Manchester (RCM), outreach health and family

services and residential homes which provide a safe and supporting environment.

Our state of the art facilities, including gardens, forest school, swimming pools, hydro pools, bike track and sports fields make Seashell truly unique.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensuring the security and safety of the site, especially during adverse weather conditions or similar unplanned events
  • Helping with routine health and safety checks on site (i.e. checking guttering, maintenance equipment checks)
  • Undertaking general caretaking duties as requested, including receiving and distributing deliveries, moving furniture, basic repairs, liaising with Contractors, responding to ad-hoc requests
  • Conducting planned maintenance (i.e. water flushing, visual inspections
  • Daily maintenance of the swimming and hydro pools including water safety checks
  • Any paintwork both internally and externally
  • Assisting with vehicle maintenance and safety checks
  • Ground maintenance (i.e. mowing, sweeping the rubber crumb on the 3G pitch) and assisting in the support and supervision of our Corporate Volunteers on use of grounds equipment
  • Driving Seashell owned vehicles both on site and off site (i.e. portering, to a garage, to make a delivery or collection)

Seashell is mid transformation!

Our site is continuously growing and developing, we’re currently undergoing works to build a brand-new Royal College Manchester, so the demands of our site are ever changing, with a lot of external contractors on site.

We’re looking for someone to be a Seashell Ambassador, and be committed to ensuring the continuous development of our site to support the children and young people in our care.

What you’ll need for the role:

  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent
  • A full valid driving license
  • Previous experience within a similar role.
  • Ability to use basic IT systems and the use of Facilities Management Software
  • Good physical fitness to be able to undertake the required activities
  • Ability to work both as part of a team or independently
  • An affinity for problem solving
  • The ability to prioritize workload
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • High standards of hygiene
  • Reliable with good time management

*Please request a full copy of the Job Description by contacting a member of our team.

Think this role sounds like the right fit? Apply now and our recruitment team will be in touch.

What we can offer you:

Our detailed 2-week induction programme ensures that all Seashell employees gain the essential knowledge to work within our amazing setting. With our commitment to ongoing training and development through appraisals and supervisions we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • Use of our on-site gym, fitness classes, and state of the art swimming pool
  • A generous annual leave entitlement (25 days per annum plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  • Free membership to the Trusts inclusive gym, fitness centre and swimming pool
  • Access to a range of onsite fitness classes including yoga, Zumba and more
  • Discounts on cinema tickets, high street shopping, travel, days out and more
  • Private Health Care – through Benenden giving access to 24/7 GP, physiotherapy, medical treatments, mental health support including counselling service, cancer support, care planning and social care advise.
  • Life Assurance (3x Annual base salary) subject to terms and conditions
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee recognition and reward Summer and Winter events.
  • Paid Enhanced DBS

How to apply:

Please upload your CV to apply. As part of our safer recruitment policy, you will be

asked to complete a Compliance Application Form, and successful candidates will

be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be


About Seashell Trust

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting

learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly

skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive

employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will

be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an

interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children,

young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this


Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to

achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members

of their communities.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £22,661.00-£23,362.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Please outline your previous experience in a facilities or caretaker role.
  • Are you able to work 1 in 4 weeks on call?


  • full clean UK Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 17/06/2024