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Premises Officer/Administration Assistant - Part-time

Temple Grove Academy, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2018-201S
  • Posted:11/11/2022
  • Pay:Combined role, KR7/KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/11/2022 at 11:00
  • Interviews:Immediately


Appointment: Premises Officer/Administration Assistant

Pay Grade: KR7, 8 hours per week for 52 weeks

KR4, 8 hours per week for 40 weeks

Full Time Annual Salary: £23,850 / £19,293


As the first academy of Temple Grove Schools Trust, Temple Grove Academy is committed to excellence in primary education and has high aspirations for their pupils, staff, and the future.

An exciting opportunity is offered within the Temple Grove Academy Trust for a Premises Officer/Administrative Assistant working at our Tunbridge Wells Primary School. This role requires someone who has handyman skills, great time management and strong administrative skills.


This combined role is varied and will be responsible for:


  • The security, maintenance, heating and ventilation, Health and Safety and other general site services within in the school to always ensure a safe and functional learning environment
  • Provide access to the site as well as monitor and report on the performance of contractors supplying goods or carrying out services on the school premises
  • Ensure that the school site is maintained in a safe, clean, and secure condition as required, undertaking task that are necessary for effective site management
  • Provide a high level of office administrative support
  • To always promote the academy in a positive manner to staff, students, and visitors


If you are:

  • Have basic training in one or more of the following: plumbing, general and ground maintenance, electrical/building maintenance, heating systems (or sound experience of same)
  • Have knowledge of Health and Safety regulations in relation to the post
  • Have considerable DIY experience at the level of minor maintenance
  • Have experience of overseeing other works i.e., contractors, cleaners etc, experience of undertaking responsibility for the care and maintenance of premise
  • Have a sound knowledge of a range of computer applications including, and a good working knowledge of MS Office packages, particularly Word and Excel to produce a range of professional documents
  • Have the highest expectations for yourself and others
  • Enjoy new challenges and working as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and work flexibly to plan, prioritise and manage a workload in an environment of regular and critical deadlines


The we can offer:

  • A strong commitment to your professional development
  • Dedicated governors and a friendly, welcoming staff
  • Great pupils and supportive parents
  • Good transport links and easy parking
  • A real opportunity to make a difference 


Temple Grove Academy is a 1 form entry primary based in Royal Tunbridge Wells (near High Brooms train station), 50 minutes by train from central London. The academy has extensive grounds for outdoor education and has recently benefitted from major capital investment.

TGA’s school sits on 4 acres of land in the Sherwood Park area of Tunbridge Wells. The school has already heavily invested in its Forest School endeavour with a fire pit, canopy, mud kitchen and bespoke outdoor classroom.


Visits to TGA are warmly welcomed. Please contact Darianne Hinks, Academy Office Administrator for an application pack. All completed applications are to be emailed to office@templegroveacademy.com


Information about the school

Temple Grove Academy is a one form entry primary school located in Tunbridge Wells (near High Brooms train station). It has been managed by the Temple Grove Academy Trust since 2011 and has since achieved a Good rating from Ofsted in September 2019. In all five areas of judgement: • Leaders are ambitious for their pupils. They work hard to provide a broad and engaging curriculum for everyone. • Teachers have high expectations and pupils value the interesting work they are given. • Leaders are determined that all children will learn to read at an early age • Through a rich curriculum, leaders aim for all pupils to be able to learn to manage their lives both now and in the future’ • There are well-planned opportunities for pupils to learn to keep themselves safe, including when online.

TGA’s school sits on 4 acres of land in the Sherwood Park area of Tunbridge Wells. The school has already heavily invested in its Forest School endeavour through the following infrastructure: • Fire pit • Canopy • Mud kitchen • Bespoke outdoor classroom

TGA aims to, overtime, further improve its facilities in order to become a local Forest School leader and offer not only year-round weekly sessions but also holiday camps and term time sessions to other local primary schools.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.