Experienced School Site Assistant

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 18375 - £ 21984 / Year
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Construction & Property
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Construction and Property
  • External Reference
    JN-122018-40223

A position has become available for a Site Assistant to work within a large school setting in East London. Full time working 36 hours a week (working various shifts)


Salary £18,375-£21,984


Principal Duties



  • To assist in the planned and ad hoc maintenance and upkeep of the premises, the buildings, their non-curricular contents and the grounds.

  • To undertake the direct repair of fabric, services and fittings within recognised competence levels, including painting, lock repairs and replacement, equipment repairs, glazing safety repairs and general holding repairs; collecting materials from suppliers to facilitate repairs.

  • Under the direction of the Premises/Deputy Premises Manager, conducting health & safety monitoring and compliance checks, and taking appropriate action where necessary to ensure premises are fit for purpose and safe. This covers basic health & safety principles such as making safe doors etc, but also applies to: ensuring the maintenance of fire and other safety equipment of first aid and emergency equipment; ensuring the safe storage of any potentially harmful materials; ensuring that there is appropriate and effective signposting; performing basic tasks in accordance with the academy's legionella, gas safety policies etc.

  • Opening up and locking up the school premises; to undertake site checks and ensure that the building is kept secure at all times.

  • As directed and guided by the Premises/ Deputy Premises Manager, to conduct tasks identified in maintaining a programme of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) in relation to mechanical, electrical, building and grounds maintenance, portage; to ensure the movement of furniture, supplies, etc., where required.

  • Dealing with staff and contractor enquiries; facilitating access to the site by authorised persons.

  • Facilitating the lettings operation and dealing with relevant enquiries

  • To ensure that the grounds, including the grass, beds and general areas are maintained to a high standard

  • Line-marking for pitches, tracks etc.

  • Installing benching, fencing and other similar constructions.

  • Emergency cleaning and litter picking

  • To attend training in order to be able to competently carry out the above duties

  • To work on own initiative, particularly during school holiday periods and in emergencies, taking all necessary action to ensure the security and maintenance of the premises/site; to provide appropriate information to line management and other school staff as required


General duties and responsibilities



  • To keep the Premises Manager and other relevant Senior staff fully informed of all matters that they are involved in and initiatives they undertake

  • To cover for absent colleagues, as appropriately required.

  • To participate and attend meetings and training as appropriate including INSET days

  • To take an active role in own professional development in line with performance management objectives

  • To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times.

  • To work in accordance with all Academy procedures and policies, to adhere to the Trust's professional code of conduct for staff and quality standards for all staff including smart dress code

  • To actively promote the achievement of a smoke free Trust.

  • To actively support Trust Initiatives.


If this role is of interest to you, please submit your CV, successful candidates will be contacted within a few days.


If you have any questions regarding this role, please call Laura Woollvin/ Lucy Jackson on 020 8594 9225

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Please apply with your CV to: Lucy Jackson