School Site Assistant, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Aureus SchoolDidcot, Oxfordshire
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £16,497 - £19,974 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus School is a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. We are looking to expand our team and are seeking a School Site Assistant to start as soon as possible.

Core Purpose:

To support the Site Manager in all aspects of site management including a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with the fabric and grounds of the school. This includes security, monitoring contracts/contractors, routine maintenance and refurbishment, minor repairs, suggested improvements, and to carry out pre-planned maintenance programmes. 

Extract of Key Accountability:

To support the Site Manager on an ad hoc basis in all aspects of school maintenance

Oversee and maintain the quality of the school’s facilities and equipment 

Ensure that regular maintenance regimes and safety checks are carried out on the school’s equipment and sports surfaces, including the Sports Hall and outdoor PE areas

Liaise with grounds maintenance contractors and suppliers as required to ensure that facilities meet the needs of the school and its community users

To be responsible for the health & safety of the site 

To undertake repairs and DIY projects 

To delegate tasks as appropriate to other site staff or outside contractors, ensuring Health & Safety regulations are strictly adhered to 

Provide support for school meetings and events including setting up of furniture, equipment and hospitality

Contribute to the planning, development and organisation of the support service systems, procedures and policies

To respond to any urgent requests relating to cleaning of the school

In conjunction with the Site Manager monitor the day to day maintenance and repair budget and the cleaning materials and advise on a rolling programme of redecoration/refurbishment 

Promptly and accurately report any defects or hazards identified in the school premises and equipment.

Occasional evening / weekend cover may be required as part of this role (with prior agreement) 

Work with the Site Manager to ensure the security of the premises outside normal school hours with regard to locking and unlocking and any additional cleaning, setting security alarm systems, carrying out security checks, and monitoring CCTV as required. 

To be responsible for locking up the school during term time and for the unlocking and locking of the school during school closure periods. 

To ensure that at the end of the day all doors, windows and gates are locked, gas and electrical appliances are turned off and all security alarms are set and working correctly

To support the Community Lettings Assistant by providing a responsive and helpful service to all third party users of the school’s facilities, ensuring high standards of customer care at all times

Assist with the set-up of furniture, equipment and facilities in preparation for third party use as needed

Unlock / lock the school site and relevant facilities and buildings required for third party use

Provide assistance as requested to pack away any furniture and equipment at the end of the booking and ensure that all facilities are ready for use by the school

Ensure that the facilities and site are safe, tidy and secure at the end of third party use

Accountable to:

Site Manager


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


We are open to applications from those seeking flexible roles including zero hours contracts, part time, and job share responsibilities.

Application Deadline: 26/06/2018

Interview Date: 09/07/2018

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