Premises Officer

Job summary

LocationSouthway Junior School, Burgess Hill
AddressSouthway Junior School, Southway, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9SU
Telephone No01444 233824
Required FromImmediate
ContractPermanent, Full-time
26.25-37.00 hours per week

Job advertisement

Premises Officer
Grade: 7
Salary: 26 = 19,392 up to 37hrs = 27,334 (pay award pending)
Hours: minimum 26 hrs up to full time (37hrs /wk)
Holiday: 23 days p.a. (April March)
Start: Immediate start / Permanent

We are a larger than average junior school in Burgess Hill with an extensive site and an outdoor swimming pool. We are keen to enhance the school site to give our pupils the best environment to support their learning. We are looking for an outstanding Premises Officer to be responsible for and take care of our school so that we can continue to take a pride in our environment. We would consider a job share for this role.

We are looking for someone who:
 is hard working, self-motivated and pro-active
 can use their own initiative and be versatile, flexible and solve problems
 has a good work ethic and time management skills
 is able to build positive relationships with all; staff, pupils and parents
 is robust and can deal with high expectations and demands being placed on them
 possesses skills in building maintenance, D.I.Y, caretaking and gardening skills
 is passionate about maintaining and developing the premises of our school so we can be proud of it

We can offer:
 Training in all areas relating to caretaking services - some examples include health and safety, risk management, ladder training, ROSPA, COSHH, specific swimming pool training.
 A supportive and friendly team

The role will include:
 A desire to do a good job and improve the environment so that it is fit for purpose and safe
 Ensuring that the whole school environment is maintained to a good standard to include Health and Safety legislation
 Maintaining appropriate paperwork in relation to the role
 Reporting all issues to do with the site to the Leadership Team and governing body
 Responsibility for the security of the building, property, lettings and be on call as required

This role will require work both inside and outside. It is a physical job so will require a good level of fitness. The job involves manual handling and working at heights. We will require the post holder to be flexible with the hours on occasions.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory reference checks, pre-employment health check and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Visits to the school by appointment are welcome. If you would like to apply for this role or have any questions please email

Closing date: Friday 19th April 2024 - midday
Interview date: Wednesday 24th April 2024

Posted Date:4 April 2024
Closing Date:19 April 2024
Interview Date:24 April 2024

Further information

Application Form - Non Teaching - August 2018.doc
Premises Officer - April 2024.pdf

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