7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    November 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    8 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,777.00 - £25,409.00 Annually (FTE) Grade D - £22,777- £25,409, pro-rata, per annum

[230905A] Site Assistant job summary

Stoke Damerel Primary Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Site Assistant to join the School in November 2023.

Post: Site Assistant

Location: Stoke Damerel Primary Academy, Collingwood Road, Stoke, Plymouth, PL1 5PA                                   

FTE Salary Range: Grade D, £22,777-£25,409 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time (All year round)    

 Contract Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (split shift – morning  / afternoon)       

About the role

The role is to work with staff within the school and Trust to ensure that pupils, staff and visitors are within a safe and secure environment at all times. 

At Stoke Damerel Primary Academy you will be working with a large team of teaching and support staff and you will work closely with the Headteacher, Office Manager and other Senior Leaders who will provide direction and guidance as needed.

You’ll be covering duties such as minor grounds maintenance, health and safety checks, weekly water flushing as defined by our compliance software.  You will be responsible for the daily security of the site along with keyholder duties (unlocking and locking of the site on a daily basis) to include liaison with security contractors. You will also be required to carry out small remedial or decorating works within the school and on site to ensure the smooth running of the school.  There will be a requirement to carry out PAT on an annual basis in regards to electrical appliances across the school (training can be provided).

We are looking for a professional, experienced and flexible individual to manage our school site.  You’ll be working in a network of highly skilled colleagues who all want the best in site safety and security for the school.

Experience of working in a busy education environment would be an advantage but is not essential.

About the successful candidate

We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

•      Ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders e.g. school staff, suppliers,  contractors and the Trust central team

•      Relevant experience of working in a similar role would be an advantage but not essential

•      Have the ability to work independently and use own initiative when required

•      Be able to display effective communication skills

•      Be eager to work collaboratively in a wider team, be adaptable and open to new      ideas and practices

•      Ensure safe working practices and safeguarding practices are upheld

•      Able to deal with change and unpredictability positively with a “can do” attitude

•      Motivated and prepared to undertake further role appropriate training

•      Educated to GCSE level in English and Maths and competent with basic IT packages

About the School

At Stoke Damerel Academy our motto is Dream Big, Achieve Together.  What does this mean for our children?  It means that as a school we have a clear aim and intention to provide an education that enables each child to dream of their own unique, possible future. Dream Big means that we seek to provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for children to discover their potential.   The children at our school consistently exemplify the words Achieve Together; they show time and again that they care for and support each other. 

Our core school values are to help our pupils become well-rounded, ambitious children who strive to reach their potential through the exciting opportunities and experiences we provide. We teach our children to develop life skills such as resilience, resourcefulness, relationships, reflectiveness and risk taking to achieve success in learning. The Academy has a PAN of 420.

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.  We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation. 

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.  

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps:

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Tina Boon, Office Manager on 01752 567686 or emailatadmin@sdps.plymouth.sch.uk

Closing Date: for applications is Sunday 8th October 2023  

Interview Date: interviews are provisionally booked for Thursday 19th October 2023        

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. 

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy  Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting. 

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

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About Stoke Damerel Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
398 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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