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Part time Premises Assistant - John Burns Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

20 hours per week

Term Time only (39 Weeks)

Required from September 2021

We are a committed and supportive school with a strong inclusive ethos, where children are at the heart of everything we do.

The school’s Governors wish to appoint a conscientious and hard-working Premises Assistant. You will maintain excellent, friendly relationships with children, staff and visitors and keep the school safe, clean and in good repair.

Duties will include:

Reporting all major and minor defects.

Ensuring Safety + Security of the building, carrying out minor repairs, maintaining toilets (replenishing toilet rolls, soap, sanitisers) ensuring toilets remain unblocked and cleaning up body fluids and spillages.

Maintaining all outdoor areas; sweeping, washing down with Karcher, litter picking, checking outdoor equipment and display boards

Assisting Premises Officer with quotations against a specification for more major changes to the school building e.g. air con, flooring, installation of specialised furnishings and outdoor play equipment.

Ensure that the premises are free from hazards and safe, warm and secure for pupils, staff, governors and visitors.

Ensure all visitors to the school, including contractors, sign in an out of visitors book and signs the asbestos register before carrying out any work in areas known to contain asbestos in accordance with the asbestos register.

Ensure correct signage is displayed in all appropriate areas around the school for all Health and Safety to include, fire action posters, first aid posters, Hot water & drinking water signage, child protection posters. Ensure these signs are updated and checked termly.

Checking the dual playground daily for foreign objects and clearing litter and leaves.

Assisting the Premises Officer with inventory checks on school assets.

Assisting the Premises Officer to keep the premises free from infestation from pests and vermin.

Assisting the Premises Officer with moving and distribution of furniture, equipment and stores as required.

Assisting the Premises Officer to carry out routine repairs and maintenance to the School house as required.

Essential requirements:

  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Good oral, written and numeracy skills.
  • Committed to delivering high service standards.
  • Self motivated – ability to use initiative.
  • An understanding of Health and Safety regulations and their application
  • Demonstrate ability to organise and manage a diverse workload
  • A good team player with a cheerful disposition
  • A commitment to equal opportunities.

Desirable requirements:

  • Have practical experience of carpentry, plumbing and other types of repairs and maintenance
  • IT skills

The right candidate will receive relevant training in:

H&S awareness, Fire Awareness, COSHH safety, Legionella’s Awareness, Risk assessment and checking playground equipment, alarm testing, water testing.

Visits are strongly advised. Please call Mary Buckley at the school to arrange a visit on 0207 228 3857

An Application Form and supported documents can be downloaded below.

Please e-mail completed application form to: office@johnburns.wandsworth.sch.uk

If you have not heard from us by the interview date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: 24 June 2021 (at Midday)

Interviews: week commencing 28 June 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.

This post is subject to DBS check.

CVs are not accepted.

John Burns Primary School

21 Wycliffe Road


SW11 5QR

Tel: 020 7228 3857

E-mail: office@johnburns.wandsworth.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr Brian Grogan


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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