Site Assistant, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Aureus SchoolDidcot, Oxfordshire
Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
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 Site Assistant for September 2018. Hours, salary and start date are negotiable.

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. Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Site Assistant:

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 

To develop appropriate monitoring procedures to ensure that the school site is kept clean, safe and in a good state of repair and stocked with all necessary supplies 

To carry out regular checks and inspections of the premises, equipment and grounds keeping accurate manual records where appropriate 

To instruct and supervise the gardening contractor ensuring the school grounds are maintained to agreed standard 

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

Evening/weekend/school holiday working will be required as part of this role 

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 End date: Friday 20th April

Interview Date: Thursday 26th April

Please click 'Quick Apply' or email for further information. 

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