School Site Assistant

Posted 26 April 2024
Salary £16 - £18 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Secondary Education
Contact NameCarly Walters

Job description

School Site Assistant required for a School in Croydon

School Site Assistant required in Croydon

Remedy is looking to recruit an experienced School Site Assistant to look after a fantastic school in Croydon. Are you ready to join a supportive and nurturing community that works together to achieve the very best outcomes for its pupils? If so, our primary school in Croydon could be the perfect place for you to develop your career and make a real difference to the lives of children and young people.

About the School

Our main goal in education is to help young people to reach their full potential. At Remedy we recognise the importance of specialist education and support for young people who need a tailored approach to learning.

With significant investment and an abundance of new resources, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape and mould the schools to create a supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, and engagement, and inspires learning. Our mission is to provide each pupil with a diverse and appropriate education that encourages aspiration and achievement.

Role responsibilities

Provide Site Assistant services to a fantastic primary school, a summary of tasks include:

  • Maintaining clean, safe and secure school premises, which includes building and grounds;
  • Carrying out cleaning, handy person activities, routine maintenance and refurbishment, and minor repairs;
  • Some supervision of school cleaning staff;
  • Promoting health and safety around the schools
  • Carry out porterage duties, such as moving furniture and equipment around the school
  • Maintain the general school premises, furniture and fittings, and reporting any issues to the Head Teacher
  • Carry out small repairs and DIY projects
  • Arrange larger repairs and obtain quotes from contractors
  • Carry out daily cleaning and ad-hoc duties, such as litter picking and arranging the disposal of waste
  • Carry out emergency cleaning duties, such as gritting and cleaning up spillages
  • Arrange an annual deep clean of classrooms, staffrooms, kitchen, dining areas, food tech areas and other frequently used spaces on school premises
  • Take responsibility of the maintenance of cleaning tools and products, including arranging replacements and ensuring good stock levels
  • Maintain the security of the school premises as the main key holder
  • Lock and unlock the premises as required, including out of schools hours when necessary
  • Check at the end of the school day that all windows, doors and gates are locked, lights switched off, and gas and electrical appliances are turned off
  • Set security alarm systems, report any potential security breaches, and respond to any alarms or other call outs following agreed procedures
  • Carry out regular checks of CCTV and alarm systems, locks, fire safety appliances, security gates and perimeter fencing, and ensure any necessary repairs are actioned
  • Advise the Head Teacher on all matters relating to school's security and safety Ensure a safe working and learning environment in accordance with relevant legislation
  • Carry out and record regular health and safety checks, including on legionella risk, play equipment, safety equipment, and any hazards on school premises, report any problems to the Head Teacher
  • Provide safe access to the school's in cold weather conditions


  • Previous caretaking experience within a school environment
  • Previous experience of building maintenance
  • Previous experience of security including alarm systems
  • Good knowledge and understanding of health and safety regulations
  • Basic DIY Skills
  • Good Interpersonal skills to protect the school's interests in dealing with contractors and other visitors to the site
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to work in an environment with SEMH children
  • Full driving licence and access to own car
  • Willingness to travel between both sites
  • Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencing work.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check.

Remedy is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Remedy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.