Facilities and Lettings Assistant, Newham

Closing date:

Lister Community SchoolNewham

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 3
Contract term: Permanent


36 hours per week, 52 weeks

Hours:  4:00pm start on week-days (and include some weekends)

Scale 3 - £21,591 (actual salary per annum)

We are seeking a flexible, dynamic and self-starting individual for a new post as Facilities and Lettings Assistant at the Lister Community School Playing Fields site.

The role is varied and will include lettings administration, general caretaking and grounds maintenance responsibilities such as:

● Key-holding responsibilities for the site (including opening/locking the site and on-call duties)

● Be able to get to the site within 20 mins (not mandatory)

● Minor repairs and maintenance

● Arranging regular/seasonal/annual maintenance

● Litter picking and basic grounds maintenance (e.g. control of shrubbery)

● Taking bookings and enquiries regarding lettings of the playing fields and artificial grass pitch

● Reporting on faulty equipment or other maintenance requirements

● Occasional support to the Facilities and Contracts Manager on the main school site

This role may include some weekend or evening work, will involve regular outdoor working and physical effort.  We would ideally like to fill this post as soon as possible – subject to completion of recruitment checks.

About Lister, an exceptional school: Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. Lister is an 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community.  Recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country (DfE, January 2014) this is reflected in our sustained drive to become an Outstanding school with our Progress 8 at +0.27 and our Progress 8 for disadvantaged students in the top 20% of all schools nationally.  

In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision‘ since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Facilities and Lettings Assistant then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/  or by contacting Jackie Young, HR Manager on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned by email to: Jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk

Applications are required by:  12.00 mid-day on Friday, 21st June 2019

Interviews: Tuesday, 25th June 2019

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  When shortlisting, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

More about Lister Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 84713311
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Lister Community School is situated in Plaistow, east London, and is a specialist school in Music and Science. We are a mixed comprehensive secondary school and welcome both students and staff from a diverse multicultural background. With almost 1,35...