Site Manager/Premises Officer Facilities - Full-time

West Kingsdown C of E (VC) Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3298-80S
  • Posted:06/10/2021
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:29/10/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:12.11.2022

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This position is all year round based on 37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year on a split shift basis – hours to be confirmed, including split shift working.

Main responsibilities:

  • As a key holder, be responsible for the security of the school premises
  • Be responsible for locking and unlocking school premises outside of normal school hours and setting security alarm systems as required. Responding to security alarm or other call outs in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Undertake and record regular checks on play equipment, legionella risk, alarm systems, ladders and fire extinguishers and report any problems arising
  • Identify and report building, furniture or fitting deficiencies to the School Business Manager and to undertake any remedial action. This may involve arranging emergency repairs and obtaining quotes from contractors.
  • Undertake range of duties (i.e. those not requiring a qualified craftsperson) as directed by the School Business Manager, that contribute to the maintenance of the school premises (e.g. remedial painting and decorating, repairs to fittings and small scale improvements, repairs to taps and cisterns, fitting shelves/ notice boards etc.)
  • Escort contractors to site of repairs and maintenance and monitor the safety of their working practices/quality of work
  • Monitor usage of fuel, electricity, water and take meter readings
  • Monitor, order and take delivery of stores, goods and equipment including cleaning materials and arrange their safe storage and distribution as appropriate
  • Be responsible for general tidiness and safety of outside areas including:
  • Keep drains clear of obstructions
  • Ensure safe pedestrian access at all times, including keeping paths and entrances clear of leaves and moss, as well as gritting and snow clearing during severe weather
  • Treat car park and playground areas with salt/grit as appropriate
  • Ensure yard and steps are free from leaves, moss and mud
  • Keep signage clean and free from algae
  • Check trees for broken/ overhanging branches that could pose a safety risk
  • Maintain, if required, tubs and planters around school
  • Maintain staff and pupil toilet facilities ensuring they are in working order, ensuring appropriate supplies of consumables are available
  • Deal with blocked toilets and blocked drains
  • Set out/put away furniture for assembly/school events/breakfast clubs etc. and undertake general porterage as required by the School Business Manager
  • Make appropriate arrangements for the collection of school waste
  • Regularly clean designated areas of the school building and grounds according to instructions

 

The following skills and knowledge would be desirable: Training is provided if required.

  • COSHH
  • Fire Safety 
  • Asbestos Management
  • Water Management - Legionella
  • Health & Safety at work
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid

 

West Kingsdown Church of England Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references being obtained. If you would like to know more about our unique school, then please contact the office for further information. School visits are very strong recommended. Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice.

 

Information about the school

We are a semi-rural school with well resourced and spacious buildings and grounds, situated close to Brands Hatch. Our children are polite, enthusiastic and well motivated and our staff team is supportive and friendly. Teachers have high expectations and are dedicated to maintaining our high standards.

West Kingsdown CE Primary School is at the heart of the village community and plays an important part in community life. There are very strong links with St Edmund's Church.

We were graded as Good in every category in our most recent OFSTED inspection and our SIAMS Church inspection.

'Pupils thrive in the happy and nurturing environment of West Kingsdown.' OFSTED November 2018

We are linked with St. Paul's Church of England Primary School, Swanley Village and enjoy a positive relationship with them.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. West Kingsdown Church of England Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 853114

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.