Marshal, Sevenoaks, Kent

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Sevenoaks SchoolSevenoaks, Kent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

 The Role

We have an opportunity for a full-time, all year round marshal in the Operations team.  The main part of this role is to maintain the security of the school site by opening and closing the site, as well as dealing with internal and external mail, including parcels, managing the school car parks and providing general support to school staff as and when required, including manual handling.

Key Responsibilities

The role would require carrying out the wide ranging duties of a school Marshal which include the following:

  • Maintain the security of school premises, unlock and lock buildings and perimeter gates, activate and de-activate alarm systems, check CCTV.
  • Help maintain the safe operation of school premises by regular patrols of the school site, including, where appropriate, inside buildings, and noting and reporting any problems, and resolving them yourself immediately if able to do so.
  • Operate the local crime reduction partnership radio when required.
  • Report any health and safety concerns and irregularities to the Health & Safety and Operations Manager.
  • Working with the cleaning supervisor, monitor the school’s own cleaning team to ensure timely arrival and departure.
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail.
  • Collect, process and frank outgoing mail from staff offices located around the site.
  • Check and accept deliveries of parcels and equipment. Promptly deliver the same to departments or to a secure store.
  • Ensure safe working practices are maintained, in line with current Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Provide prompt, polite and helpful assistance to colleagues, visitors and pupils.
  • Advise the Estates Department of defects and damage via the Quadpro reporting system.
  • Maintain the daily log book of checks and occurrences.
  • Understand and, where necessary, operate the call out procedure for services i.e. plumber, electrician, foreman, estates manager etc.
  • Help maintain the school rules of dress and conduct, reporting offenders to their tutors.
  • Escort and bank cash/cheques on behalf of the Director of Finance / Finance Department.
  • Drive school vehicles (the ability to drive and possession of a licence is essential).
  • Drive minibuses (being in possession of a D1 is essential, although on the job training will be made available to the right candidate).
  • Visit local shops to purchase / order / collect goods.
  • Attend Leavers Day and Founders Day (compulsory whether on duty or not).
  • Help, direct and advise with car parking.

For full details please see attached job description.



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More about Sevenoaks School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 455133
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Academic excellence, with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension.

Sevenoaks School is a large, co-educational HMC school. Founded in 1432 by William Sevenoke, the school has over the last 50 years developed an internati...