Premises Office / Caretaker - Great progression opportunities!

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Construction and Property - Facilities Management
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 27009 - £ 29010 / Year
  • OrganizationType

We are working with an 'outstanding' (Ofsted) Academy, with enviable reputation, based in Battersea, who are looking for an experienced Premises Officer/Caretaker

The company offer phenomenal progression opportunities and promise to support, coach and mentor their staff to ensure professional development opportunities. On top of this they also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme and a wellbeing cash plan.

This is not for someone who wants to be at a desk all day! - This is for someone wanting to get involved in all areas of the business and even get stuck in resolving DIY maintenance if needed!

JOB TITLE: Premises Officer

JOB TYPE: Permanent

COMPANY TYPE: Secondary school / Academy

SALARY: £27,009-£29,010 per annum

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 12.00m - 8.00pm

LOCATION: Battersea, London

CULTURE: Supportive team with an exceptional school ethos


You will be joining a team of two maintenance staff, led by an experienced Premises Manager to oversee the following duties:

  • To be available to open and close the school when required, liaising with the Premises Manager

  • To assist in the maintenance, repair, build, refurbishment of the Academy premises and grounds where such work is within their capabilities, such as plumbing, carpentry and general building skills

  • Use qualified skills or trade experience to support repairs and improvements throughout academy

  • To assist with the maintenance, decoration and repair of the academy premises, where appropriate

  • To carry out site maintenance of the highest standards, following health and safety procedures and causing as little disruption to the teaching and learning within the Academy, as possible

  • To maintain the Academy grounds, including the regular removal of litter, emptying bins, weeding plus clearance and gritting of paths, entrances and roadways during inclement weather; ensuring that at least once a day the bins are emptied, and keeping the academy grounds clear and tidy; and the Academy free of litter

  • To carry out gardening duties on the grounds keeping them clean, tidy and in good order.

  • Support the maintenance of the internal and external fabric of the building, including undertaking repairs to defects and reporting back to the Premises Manager

  • To receive and distribute deliveries and undertake furniture moving as required

  • To regularly inspect internal and external fabric of the building, taking on board the defects and reporting any issues back to their line manager

  • To help ensure that the Academy's vehicles are maintained, inspected and cleaned.

  • To ensure the security of Academy premises during and outside school hours.

  • To be fully engaged in ensuring the academy health and safety and other related policies are fully adhered to, including reporting faults with the fire safety equipment and supporting minor repairs, where applicable

  • To attend all appropriate meetings including all Academy events outside normal working hours when requested.

  • To complete all task within their area of responsibility that may reasonably be requested by their line manager

  • To undertake emergency cleaning as required to ensure the safety and continuation of teaching and learning for staff and students

  • To have knowledge of location and how to operate academy site systems including heating, alarm system, etc., reporting any defects to the Premises Manager

  • To be a registered key holder for the intruder alarm system and any other emergencies

  • To liaise with and support external contractors, ensuring supervision at all times whilst on the premises and grounds; ensuring quality control and Health and Safety procedures are followed; also checking that areas are left as they are found, and that inefficiency or ineffectiveness is reported back to the Premises Manager

  • Being vigilant for any health and safety hazards, mitigating risk immediately and appropriately and reporting this to the Premises Manager and Health & Safety Lead, as soon as is possible

  • To report any poor or dangerous behaviour by students to the Premises Manager

  • Monitor the toilets for cleanliness and replenish soap, toilet tissue, hand sanitisers, roller towels as necessary

Skills and Experience

  • Good practical knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and requirements

  • Training in one or more of the following; plumbing, general and ground maintenance, electrical/building maintenance, heating systems (or sound experience of same)

  • Knowledge of the operation of heating, ventilating systems and common causes of malfunctions

  • Knowledge of maintenance and security systems and procedures

  • Some knowledge of administration

  • Understanding of appropriate cleaning methods and standards

  • Knowledge of health and safety within a working organisation

  • Experience of working in an inner-city school or educational establishment with children

  • At least 2 years' experience of working in a maintenance environment

  • Considerable DIY experience

  • Good communication, DIY and building skills skills

  • Ability for some heavy lifting, physical fitness appropriate to tasks required

  • Ability to work an evening or weekend, as required to deal with emergencies occurring outside normal working hours

  • Ability to work as part of a team and be a good team player

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