Personal and professional standards

  • The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school as defined in the school prospectus
  • To set a good example in terms of professional dress and appearance, punctuality and attendance
  • To attend team and staff meetings as appropriate, contributing actively whenever possible
  • To provide a courteous, prompt and polite service to all members of the school’s community including governors, parents, students, all staff, contractors and suppliers and other visitors
  • To actively contribute to the school’s mission statement by forming positive relationships within the school community and working collaboratively and in good humour with other colleagues as appropriate or when directed
  • Be aware and comply with all relevant policies and procedures within the school, particularly those relating to child protection, equality, health and safety and confidentiality.
  • It is the duty of all colleagues to report breaches of school policies or procedures to the Head teacher

Duties specific to the post holder

  • The duties encompass, within reason, whatever needs to be done in the context of operating the school’s premises.  Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Opening and locking premises, ensuring that buildings, site and resources are secure, including during out of school hours and take remedial action, if required
  • Grounds care and maintenance (grass cutting, strimming, edges, borders, hedges, pathways)
  • Chemical application (liquid and pellet)
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Driving site vehicles (including tractor)
  • Oversee onsite contractors, escorting them on site, checking that work is completed to required standards and within required timescales
  • Daily usage of the school’s asset management system (Parago), monitoring and updating work jobs requiring action
  • Perform duties in line with health and safety and Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) regulations and take action where hazards are identified, report serious hazards to the Sports & Facilities Manager immediately
  • Assist Sports & Facilities Manager with risk assessments, ensuring compliance with all health and safety responsibilities for example COSHH, ladders, asbestos, legionella and asset register
  • Full cleaning of specified areas
  • Litter picking and waste disposal
  • Assist with ongoing improvement works including decorating and grounds maintenance
  • Removal of graffiti and other effects of vandalism
  • Sanding, scrubbing and polishing of floors 
  • Undertake maintenance work of buildings and site within personal capabilities
  • Undertake general portage duties, including movement and carrying of furniture, equipment and delivery of parcels
  • Setting out examination tables and chairs
  • Operate and regularly check systems such as heating, lighting and security
  • Taking meter readings
  • Preparation of site for expected snow or ice forecast
  • Clearing of snow and ice (flexible working hours will be needed for this due to early starts)
  • Drain clearance
  • Individuals in this role may also facilitate scheduled lettings, with agreement in advance and carry out associated tasks

Skills and personal attributes

  • Have a full and clean UK driving licence
  • Be fit and capable of doing minor repairs or work. (i.e. not requiring qualified craftsperson)
  • An ability to use relevant technology to an appropriate level, for example, computer/tablets and other relevant office equipment
  • Be able to communicate effectively with Head teacher, Governors, teaching and support staff, parents and students, visitors especially contractors on site, cleaning staff or contract cleaning supervisor as appropriate
  • Show initiative and imagination in solving problems
  • Be prepared to work independently on own initiative and without direct supervision as well as work as part of a team
  • Exhibit high moral standards in dealing with confidential and sensitive situations
  • Cooperative, flexible and responsible
  • Be prepared to continually strive to update knowledge and skills where appropriate (for example, remain abreast of Health & Safety regulations, contracts procedures and other basic skills and knowledge associated with premises issues)

Knowledge

  • Minor DIY repairs and maintenance.
  • Previous experience in caretaking or maintenance is not essential but would be an advantage
  • Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety at Work Working knowledge of policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of legionella and asbestos awareness
  • Understanding of the Schools ethos, vision and values
  • Manual handling
  • Training in specific areas will be provided as necessary e.g. lifting, working at heights, using chemicals, and computer software.