Facilities Assistant, Lewisham, London

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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College- HTG Free SchoolLewisham, London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,474 - £23,061
Contract term: Permanent

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Temple Grove Free School provides a safe, rigorous and challenging learning environment for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. Our expectations are high in terms of pupil progress and achievement, and behaviour. In February 2014 we received our fourth consecutive Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’. 

The role 

To undertake all tasks essential to the effective running of the school. You will work closely with different teams across the school to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and in line with the various deadlines for the academic year. With a strong customer focus, you will carry out your role displaying a positive attitude and a collaborative approach to your work. 

Key responsibilities and objectives of the job

  • Site Security:
  • To assist in keeping all school buildings and grounds secure 
  • To report breaches of security and ensure that any resultant damage is repaired or fault rectified properly and promptly
  • To operate the Building Management Systems (BMS) including access control system
  • To lock and unlock internal and external doors as required, activating, de-activating and testing automated alarm and bell systems
  • To prevent unauthorised access and unauthorised or unsafe parking on the school site

Health and Safety:

  • To carry out repairs and maintenance tasks (including an agreed programme of planned preventative maintenance) to all school buildings, grounds and utilities ensuring they are carried out properly, promptly and to a high standard
  • To supervise contractors on the school site
  • To undertake all tasks as allocated through the helpdesk system, reacting promptly and appropriately to work requests and reported or observed hazards, with due regard for the health and safety and welfare of all premises users and visitors including contractors
  • To assist with regular site inspections to identify hazards and defects and implement correction action as required
  • To ensure that appropriate signs and notices have been displayed
  • To ensure that fire exits are accessible and that fire fighting equipment is correctly positioned and serviced
  • To assist with fire and other evacuation procedures, drills and training
  • To maintain paths and roads to be free of slip hazards, removing snow and treating ice when required

Site Administration

  • To participate and cooperate with a planned roster to cover the necessary work times and undertake other out of hours working as may reasonably be required including an emergency response service
  • To undertake/arrange for the safe storing and moving of items of furniture, equipment and provisions as required
  • To receive and direct as appropriate all deliveries for the school, assisting in the reception and vetting of visitors, dealing with or referring enquiries as appropriate
  • To maintain stocks of materials, protective clothing and equipment as required
  • To assist in the agreed procedures relating to lettings/functions on school premises, and for their use as polling stations if applicable
  • To deliver and collect small items in the locality of the school
  • To take and record meter readings
  • To carry out litter picking and site cleaning which falls out of scope of the Cleaning Contract

Collaborative working / team support

  • As a highly collaborative and flexible team, each individual is responsible for supporting and helping colleagues where required. This will include:
  • Assisting in the coordination and delivery of school events
  • Supporting events where needed
  • Any other duties as specified by Management team
  • Any other duties as assigned by your line Manager

NB: This job description is subject to reasonable review 



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More about Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College- HTG Free School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Reception -Year 1 Only, Pepys Site, Pepys Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5SF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7652 9510
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