Grounds and Premises Assistant, Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP

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Harris Academy MertonWide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 based on experience + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Harris Academy Merton opened in 2006 and serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form.  In 2008 we achieved a grading of 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, a judgment that was repeated under the more challenging criteria in 2012.  The current student role is 1250, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next year taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students.   Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. The academy is set in seven acres of land containing six teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields, as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our academy site team.  The successful candidate will be responsible, as part of a team, for the maintenance and upkeep of our academy buildings and grounds.  A driving licence is essential.

What we are looking for:

  • A resilient, highly driven and self-motivated person – willing to go the ‘extra mile’
  • The ability to supervise cleaning staff to ensure best service to the academy
  • The ability to work with outside contractors/agencies when working on site
  • Experience of grounds work would be an advantage

Duties will include keeping the academy site in excellent order in terms of assisting with grounds work such as grass cutting/sports pitch care, buildings clean and in good condition, general maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities, ladder work, as well as general housekeeping duties such as delivering parcels around the academy, replenishing consumables in toilets.  Ability to work with grounds maintenance machinery, or the willingness to learn, would be an advantage. The responsibilities and working hours above are shared between a team of two Premises Assistants and the Premises Officer.

Why work at Harris Academy Merton?

As part of the Harris Federation, you can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation. We offer superb professional development and promotion opportunities within both the academy and the Harris Federation. If you are committed to the learning and well-being of young people we welcome your application.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work within an over-subscribed, ‘Outstanding’ academy
  • A calm, well disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • Excellent record of GCSE results

For more information, please download the Candidate Information Pack above, or contact the school on 020 8623 1000 or

Harris Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

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