Maintenance Assistant, Surbiton, London

Closing date:

Surbiton High Senior SchoolSurbiton, London

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Maintenance Assistant

Location: Surbiton, London

Salary: Competitive

Tenure: Permanent, full-time

Closing date:  Interviews may be held on ad hoc basis, so please submit your application asap. The final deadline to apply will be 8:00am, Friday 1 February 2019

Surbiton High School seeks an enthusiastic and hard working Maintenance Assistant with a 'can do' attitude, to provide  support to the maintenance team. 

Key Responsibilities which should include, but not be limited to:

  • Assist with the heating and lighting of the premises, including frost precautions
  • To keep the grounds neat, tidy and clean
  • To ensure that all drains, gullies and low level gutters are free and flowing clean
  • PAT testing all high risk areas on a bi-annual basis or when required
  • As necessary clear pathways of snow and ice and treat them as required
  • Assists with the renovation/refurbishment of buildings; repairs, replace and fix carpet, plaster and drywall; painting building structures
  • To assist with keeping an inventory of tools and power equipment and ensure they are kept in good repair in line with current legislation
  • To investigate any system failures in heating, lighting, water, sewerage, and electric circuits, and to make minor repairs where appropriate, and in consultation with the Head of Maintenance to bring in appropriate contractors when necessary
  • Take responsibility of jobs assigned by the Head of Maintenance and ensure all works are completed
  • To carry out other such reasonable duties within the responsibilities of the post. 
  • Ensuring that maintenance requests are well monitored and reflects the current status of outstanding work
  • To set up for events and clear up as requested when necessary
  • To assist with erecting fixed sports equipment at the beginning of the season and take down and store away at the end when necessary
  • Drive school minibuses and transport as required
  • To assist, where necessary, with traffic flow and parking at all school sites, when necessary
  • To accompany outside contractors and other workmen having business on the premises where necessary
  • To take and collect urgent post and local deliveries in accordance with the priority timescales when necessary
  • To receive deliveries of stores, including teaching supplies, materials and other goods, and arrange storage with relevant staff, when necessary
  • To ensure that the Head of Maintenance is kept informed of the status of maintenance and outstanding jobs and is immediately informed of problems / issues so they can be escalated where necessary
  • To maintain a maintenance rolling programme under consultation with the Head of Maintenance
  • Assist with ensuring the security of the School premises and its contents, both in term time and school holidays, including routine and non-routine (e.g. emergencies), opening and closing and during lettings, reporting any emergencies outside own areas to the relevant line managers

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Be able to carry out general repairs and maintenance to a high standard 
  • Have practical knowledge of vehicle and machinery maintenance
  • Experience of driving a minibus preferable, with D1 or equivalent
  • Possess a clean driving licence
  • First Aid (training could be offered)
  • A team player with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to self-direct, take initiative and work independently
  • Reliability and integrity
  • Ability to take responsibility
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life, with a can-do attitude
  • Committed to the Surbiton High School’s ethos

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email 

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More about Surbiton High Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 13-15 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5245
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