Site Assistant, Banstead, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring today

Banstead Preparatory SchoolBanstead, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: TBC
Contract term: Fixed Term

Site Assistant

Location: Banstead Prep School

Salary: TBC

Closing Date: Sunday 15 September 2019

Interviews: TBC

Start Date: ASAP


Banstead Preparatory School is a co-educational prep school and nursery, educating around 250 girls and boys aged 2-11.  Set on the outskirts of the village of Banstead, Surrey, there are good transport links to London and the South East. 

 Our state-of-the-art facilities enable us to offer the broadest range of opportunities as part of an engaging, innovative and exciting curriculum, helping us to set the highest possible ambition for every child, and get the best from everyone.

Education with character is the ethos that sits at the very heart of our school and forms the core of what we believe. There’s more to a good education than learning – we work to develop our children’s characters, build their tenacity, foster courage and above all, inspire them to achieve excellence.

 Banstead Prep isn’t a feeder for any particular senior school, we work to help parents identify aspirational but realistic school choices.  We prepare the children through broad curriculum teaching within the normal school timetable to ensure every child leaves us for their senior school of choice feeling valued, prepared, confident and ready to thrive.

The role

Job Purpose:               Supporting the Site Manager in maintaining the school site

Reporting Line:            Site Manager

     Hours – flexible

     Potential for full time/part time/term time only

     Fixed Term contract with possibility of Permanent role

About You

We are looking for an enthusiastic Site Assistant to join the team at Banstead Prep School on a part time/full time/term time only basis.  Hours may be flexible.

Main Duties

Control traffic on school premises especially during drop off and pick up times, as required

Operate fire and burglar alarm systems, including key holder responsibility

General maintenance, including painting and decorating; repairs to furniture, fixtures and fittings, including minor electrical equipment and plumbing; installation of minor fittings.  Regular checks and maintenance of drains and gullies

Pool maintenance

Liaison with on-site contractors

Some cleaning duties

Moving furniture and equipment to set up for school events and functions

Portering parcels and equipment around the school

Ensure that the external areas of the school are clean and safe to use

Carry out regular Health and Safety and building inspections and maintain records of these

Application of the school policies and legal requirements with particular regard to health and safety, risk assessments etc

To be pro-active in approach to ensure that the school operates in a safe and efficient manner


• Manual handling awareness (training provided)

• General Health and Safety knowledge

• First Aid Certificate (or willing to be trained)


• Prior experience of working as a caretaker or similar maintenance role

• Experience or knowledge of working in a school environment preferable


• Practical DIY skills to undertake maintenance and repairs around the school

• Good oral and written English skills

• Ability to communicate confidently and professionally with pupils, staff & parents

• Excellent organisational skills

• Flexible approach to work with the ability to re-prioritise as demands vary

• Basic IT skills including email

Personal Attributes

• A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

• Ability to be flexible with hours and if needed, work occasional late evenings or weekends

• Physical ability to lift, carry, operate equipment etc (necessary training will be provided)

• High levels of personal and professional integrity

• Personal warmth, good rapport with pupils, colleagues and parents

• Appropriate levels of personal presentation (uniform provided)

Full Job Description/Person Specification attached.

You must also have evidence of the right to work in the UK (i.e. Passport or working visa).  


Banstead Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance.

United Learning

Banstead Preparatory School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

 Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

More about Banstead Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
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