Estates Officer, Harrow-on-the-Hill

Closing date:

The John Lyon SchoolHarrow-on-the-Hill

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: c£25,000 pa, depending on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent

The John Lyon School’s estate comprises a number of buildings ranging from mid-18th Century to recent constructions. Several of the school buildings are listed and fall within two different conservation areas. Recent developments have taken place to a number of the buildings with over £12m being spent on new build, renovation and refurbishment. Whereas the new and refurbished buildings require careful maintenance and control of the building management systems, upkeep of the other buildings relies on planned maintenance regimes and replacement of long-standing systems and fittings. 

We are seeking to appoint two suitably experienced and proactive individuals to join the Estates Team. The Estates Officers will assist with the completion of planned maintenance, emergency repairs, caretaking, security, event set-ups, and property upkeep. The successful individuals will have basic general maintenance skills but a qualification in a specific trade for example plumbing, electrical or carpentry would be advantageous. The post holders will be expected to use their own initiative and coordinate with other team members to ensure that routine and non-routine tasks are carried out and resolved with a timely can-do approach.

Candidates must also demonstrate good communication and organisational skills and be comfortable liaising with staff, pupils, parents, contractors and other third party users of the School’s buildings and facilities. The successful candidate must possess a valid, clean driving licence. 

Salary: c£25,000 p.a., depending on skills and experience.

This is a permanent, full-time (40 hours/week) and year-round position.

Weekly hours are on a shift rota basis from Monday – Friday plus every third Saturday.

The School’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time
  • Use of the School’s Sports Centre (including swimming pool) at designated times
  • Discount membership to Harrow School’s Golf Club
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Commitment to professional development

For further information and to apply please refer to the job description, person specification and application form at the following link: 

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Friday 24th January 2020. 

Interviews will take place from the following week.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

More about The John Lyon School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Middle Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 0HN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8515 9400
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John Lyon is a successful and well regarded independent HMC boys’ school situated in Harrow on the Hill. We are approximately twelve miles from the centre of London. The School is easily accessible from two nearby underground stations and is also ser...