Site Services Officer, Waltham Forest

Job Type: Temporary contract

Contract length: 8 weeks

Salary: £24,012.00-£24,408.00 per year

This is a split shift, where hours will be:

AM: 6:00 – 9:00am
PM: 5:00 – 7:00pm
(Alternatively could be 5:00 – 9:00 pm with no split if required).

Job purpose

Liaising daily with the Business Manager on caretaking issues, ensure the security of the school premises. Help maintain the internal and external fabric of the schools premises as a safe working environment.

Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities


· Lock/unlock school buildings and areas

· Assist with regular security checks

· Cover lettings

Cleaning and Maintenance

· Undertake appropriate building repairs e.g. redecorating and fixing broken fittings

· To carry out various maintenance duties to ensure that the general upkeep and maintenance of the premises is satisfactory, as per specific schedule for your school.

· To carry out minor decoration and improvement work e.g. erecting shelves, notice boards, bookshelves, fixing doors, painting and fixing hinges etc. as agreed with the head teacher/business manager

· Undertake regular site inspections within an agreed programme including weekly fire alarm and emergency lighting tests

· Assist with minor/simple repairs e.g. minor plumbing, changing light bulbs, unblocking drains, repairing door furniture

· Operation of heating, cooling and lighting systems

· Collect and assemble waste for collection

· Assist with the maintenance of animals on site.

· Undertake cleaning duties including graffiti removal, litter-picking

· Undertake emergency cleaning duties

· Undertake routine “client” tasks in connection with premises-related contractors, e.g. cleaning, grounds maintenance

· Undertake activities to maintain safe and clean external environment e.g. gritting


· Ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment

· Timely & accurate preparation of routine equipment/resources/materials as set out in instructions

· Undertake basic record keeping as directed

· Refill and replace consumables e.g. soap & towels

· Report faulty equipment & other maintenance requirements to appropriate person

· Maintain the security of school premises by securing entrances/exits as appropriate and reporting potential security breaches

· Ensure lights and other equipment are switched off as appropriate

Organisation & Supervisory

· Escalate any staffing or cleansing/safety concerns to line manager promptly

· Assist with the receipt, distribution, collection and despatch of goods

· Assist and participate in the organisation and movement of furniture within the building

· Maintain and arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies

· Operate everyday equipment in accordance with instructions

· To be available to cover lettings at short notice


· Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

· Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

· Appreciate and support the role of other professionals

· Attend relevant meetings as required

· Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

· Treat all users of the school with courtesy and consideration

· Present a positive personal image, contributing to a welcoming school environment which supports equal opportunities for all

· Comply with health and safety policies and procedures at all times

· Promote and ensure the health and safety of pupils, staff & visitor (in accordance with appropriate health & safety legislation) at all times.

· The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out other relevant and/or reasonable duties as directed by their Head Teacher/Line Manager commensurate with the skills, abilities and grade of the post.

Other requirements:

· To have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Site Services Officer – Level 1a

Person Specification


Handyperson experience

Supervisory experience (where relevant)


Willingness to undertake induction training

NVQ 1 OR equivalent qualification or equivalent experience or willingness to train to achieve these

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to relate well to children and adults

Willingness to gain knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical and decorating repair procedures

Willingness to gain knowledge of health and safety procedures and precautions

Willingness to gain awareness of COSHH regulations

Awareness of health and hygiene procedures

Knowledge of moving and handling procedures

Ability to work as part of a team

Willingness to use relevant equipment

Ability to relate well to children and adults

Willingness to gain knowledge of cleaning procedures required to meet specified cleaning standards

Must have at least 1 year’s experience of working in a school premises role.

To find out more and apply please email