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Maintenance Assistant

Surbiton High SchoolKingston upon Thames

Maintenance Assistant

Location: Surbiton, Surrey

Salary: Competitive (from £21,382 per annum)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 8:00am, Thursday 18 November 2021

Interviews to be held on an ad hoc basis, so please submit your applications as soon as possible

Final deadline for applications : 8:00am, Tuesday 4 January 2022



Job Purpose : The Maintenance Assistant will be responsible for all aspects of maintenance on the School sites, including all buildings and grounds, assisting to ensure a safe and secure environment. In addition, you will provide caretaking services where required.


Tenure : Full-time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week on a shift basis)



Key Responsibilities which should include, but not be limited to:


Site Maintenance:


 

  • Assist with the heating and lighting of the premises, including frost precautions 
  • To keep the grounds neat, tidy and clean 
  • To ensure that all drains, gullies and low level gutters are free and flowing clean 
  • PAT testing all high risk areas on a bi-annual basis or when required 
  • As necessary clear pathways of snow and ice and treat them as required 
  • Assists with the renovation/refurbishment of buildings; repairs, replace and fix carpet, plaster and drywall; painting building structures 
  • To assist with keeping an inventory of tools and power equipment and ensure they are kept in good repair in line with current legislation 
  • To investigate any system failures in heating, lighting, water, sewerage, and electric circuits, and to make minor repairs where appropriate, and in consultation with the Head of Maintenance to bring in appropriate contractors when necessary 
  • Take responsibility of jobs assigned by the Head of Maintenance and ensure all works are completed 
  • To carry out other such reasonable duties within the responsibilities of the post.

 


Security:


 

  • Assist with ensuring the security of the School premises and its contents, both in term time and school holidays, including routine and non-routine (e.g. emergencies), opening and closing and during lettings, reporting any emergencies outside own areas to the relevant line managers 
  • To be a key holder and to be on call for emergencies 
  • Open/close all appropriate external gates, doors, windows 
  • Ensure access for emergency services to site and assist as requested 
  • To carry out visual security checks of the premises on all days when the school is completely closed 
  • Check for any break-ins or forced entry and inform the police if necessary

 


Safety:


 

  • As necessary, to check and keep register of all fire equipment e.g. extinguishers, smoke detectors, 
  • heat detectors, bells and press buttons, hose reels, dry/wet risers and hydrant points. Liaise with 
  • the fire brigade when routine maintenance is carried out on these 
  • To assist the Fire Manager to arrange fire practices

 


General:


 

  • Ensuring that maintenance requests are well monitored and reflects the current status of 
  • outstanding work 
  • To set up for events and clear up as requested when necessary 
  • To assist with erecting fixed sports equipment at the beginning of the season and take down and 
  • store away at the end when necessary 
  • Drive school minibuses and transport as required 
  • To assist, where necessary, with traffic flow and parking at all school sites, when necessary 
  • To accompany outside contractors and other workmen having business on the premises where 
  • necessary 
  • To take and collect urgent post and local deliveries in accordance with the priority timescales when 
  • necessary 
  • To receive deliveries of stores, including teaching supplies, materials and other goods, and arrange 
  • storage with relevant staff, when necessary 
  • To ensure that the Head of Maintenance is kept informed of the status of maintenance and 
  • outstanding jobs and is immediately informed of problems / issues so they can be escalated where 
  • necessary 
  • To maintain a maintenance rolling programme under consultation with the Head of Maintenance



Person Specification


The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:


Experience and Skills


 

  • Be able to carry out general repairs and maintenance to a high standard 
  • Have practical knowledge of vehicle and machinery maintenance 
  • Experience of driving a minibus preferable, with D1 or equivalent 
  • Possess a clean driving licence 
  • First Aid (training could be offered)

 


Personal Qualities and Attitudes


 

  • A team player with the ability to work as part of a team 
  • Able to self-direct, take initiative and work independently 
  • Reliability and integrity 
  • Ability to take responsibility 
  • Flexibility and adaptability 
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life, with a can-do attitude 
  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake appropriate training for 
  • this role 
  • Committed to the Surbiton High School’s ethos



To apply click here : https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2430951?cid=1567 



For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email:

recruitment@surbitonhigh.com



Surbiton High Prep Schools are culturally diverse and are fully committed to celebrating, respecting and learning about inclusion and diversity throughout the community.


 Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 


 Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

 

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