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Premises Manager

OneSchool Global UK Swaffham CampusNorfolk

OneSchool Global UK is part of the OneSchool Global network, one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 20 countries worldwide, our 9000 students are benefitting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods such as Self-Directed Learning. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated individual to join the Swaffham Campus on a full time, permanent basis as a Premises Manager. 

Our schools offer achievement, opportunity and professional challenge to our students within a supportive environment. The students have a passion and desire to excel in learning. We are looking for conscientious and hard-working individuals who wish to maintain our environment to the highest standard. Our goal is to become a leading-edge school in every aspect. 


Key Responsibilities;

• To provide for the efficient cleaning, maintenance, safety and security of the campus and the grounds

• To have day to day responsibility for the Health & Safety of the campus and all staff, students and visitors 

• Apply all security procedures for the school building and grounds 

• Apply for both routine access and egress, and non-routine opening and closing of the school buildings and grounds to include management of impact of inclement weather 

• Ensure that the school premises and furnishings are cleaned in accordance to the standards agreed to ensure that the school and grounds are litter free 

• Provide for emergency access to the school when necessary 

• Draw the attention of the campus or District Principal to any necessary repair or maintenance work that is beyond the competence of the premises staff 

• In the commissioning of external contractors to ensure that due diligence is followed e.e procurement processes, health and safety certification, other relevant compliance documentation etc 

• Direct and oversee contractors and workmen when onsite and undertaking repair or maintenance work and to check and inspect their work afterwards 

• Follow Health & Safety and safeguarding procedures and ensure contractors do the same 

• Maintain the Southalls Safety Cloud with records of all weekly, monthly and annual checks, work equipment checks, audits and risk assessments etc 

• In liaison with Campus/District Principal ensure that staff are kept up to date with the necessary Health & Safety training to ensure compliance Eg; Fire Safety training 

• Maintain a Fire Register log, for recording fire drills, testing alarms, fire escape routes, emergency lighting, fire appliances, including maintenance and service defaults on Southalls Safety Cloud 

• Ensure that the heating plant operates economically and efficiently, together with the hot water system and any air conditioning system 

• Carry out frost precaution procedures 

• Be aware of, keep up to date and adhere to the Health & Safety, COSHH regulations and CLEAPSS 

• Ensure that correct PPE is used and renewed/replaced when undertaking tasks which require its use 

• To over and ensure compliance for the following regulatory inspections 

- Bi-annual safety inspection

- PAT testing 

- Statutory circuit testing (cycle)

- Gas Safe inspections 

- Bi-annual LOLER inspections for lifting machinery (where relevant) 

• Ensure legionella testing and flush-out is undertaken as and when required 

• Take appropriate action to prevent trespassers on the school grounds and record incidents of trespass or vandalism 

• Prepare for after school activities and ensure that the accommodation is ready again afterwards for normal school use

• Inspect all drains and gullies to ensure that they are free flowing and clean and that any defects are reported 

• Ensure that adequate supplies or janitorial materials are available and replenished for use 

• Ensure that cleaning equipment is in a safe and working condition 

You will:

• Have experience of caretaking / general maintenance (Tradesperson background, experience or qualification would be desirable)  

• Have a IOSH qualification (NEBOSH qualification is desirable) 

• The ability and experience to undertake DIY tasks 

• Have a flexible, pro-active approach with a positive attitude 

• Good communication skills written/ verbal and good organisational skills 

• Good level of skills and experience in using Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)

• A positive role model of professional practice and conduct of others 

• Good working knowledge of heating, cooling, security and plant systems 

• Working knowledge of Data Protection and Confidentiality 

• Ideally be First Aid trained 

• Willingness to undertake relevant training and identify own development needs 

• Committed to ongoing CPD and Professional development (ie; Health & Safety training) 

• Flexible approach and positive attitude towards work 

• Punctual and reliable with the ability to adapt to changes in the workplace 

• Knowledge, understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion informed by practical experience and application

• Knowledge, understanding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students 

• Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with students  

• To perform such other duties as may be requested from time to time, commensurate with the role 

• Uphold and promulgate the OneSchool Global UK ethos within all areas of responsibility 

• Contribute to, share in and promote the wider and longer-term vision of OSG UK and OneSchool Global 

• To adhere to Health & Safety Policies and ensure all tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety 


In return we offer: 

• A competitive salary including a staff laptop

• Onsite parking 

• Supportive staff and wider community who are committed to school improvement, who will work with you to achieve your goals 

• Students who are enthusiastic and highly motivated with a love of learning 

• Excellent premises and well-equipped classrooms providing a modern and technologically advanced learning environment for students 


Closing date for applications: Midday on Monday 20th September 2021 

Interview date: WC Monday 27th September 2021 

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 


All campuses within OneSchool Global UK are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment


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