11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    July 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 25 hours per week, Monday – Friday (07.00am – 12.15pm with a 15 minute unpaid break) 52 weeks per year on a rota basis

Contract type


Actual salary

Band 4 £15,643 - £16,461 (£23,152-£24,362 full time equivalent

What skills and experience we're looking for

We require an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to work as part of the Premises Team on a permanent basis, to ensure that the school environment is safe and clean for all its users and maintained to a high standard.

Duties to include:

  • Unlock the school each morning undertaking security and safety checks.
  • Keep records relating to maintenance and security.
  • Perform duties in line with health and safety and COSHH regulations, taking action where hazards are identified and reporting serious hazards to line manager immediately.
  • Undertake general portage duties including moving furniture and equipment within the school as required.
  • Undertake minor repairs and maintenance of the buildings and site.
  • Operate heating and alarm systems.
  • Keep the school premises clean and in good order, with additional cleaning as required.
  • Take monthly water temperatures re legionella prevention.
  • Keep the school grounds in good order.

As key holder you may be contacted to provide access to the school in the event of an emergency.

You will be responsible for maintenance, operation of fire systems and provide key holder responsibilities. Security and facilities management services on the school's site and premises. Responsible for ensuring a clean and hygienic school, general maintenance, painting, ensuring tidiness of the school grounds, general DIY. Carrying out Health and Safety inspections and Risk Assessments and any general repairs.

Health and Safety:

  • Ensure that all duties undertaken are carried out in accordance with Health & Safety Legislation, requirements and best practice.
  • Ensure statutory checks are undertaken and logbooks are completed, notifying the Building and Community Manager of any concerns.
  • Adhere to all School Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain documentary records of all work requests in support of regulatory requirements.
  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all training as identified to be relevant to the role, whether organisational or of a statutory nature.
  • To carry out duties in a manner which minimises the incidents and accidents within the Department, particularly promoting a safe working environment.

General Maintenance of the Building, Services and Equipment:

  • Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of premises, including buildings, fixtures, fittings and furniture especially in order to eliminate potential hazards.
  • Delivery of the Schools’ internal and external painting and decorating as required.
  • Escort, assist, monitor and work with (as required) contractors working for the Schools.
  • The operation of the heating plant on a daily basis so that the required temperatures are maintained in the School premises and an adequate supply of hot water is available.
  • All areas of the Schools are free from litter.
  • All litter bins outside the School buildings are emptied frequently.
  • Paths and driveways, car parks and play areas to be swept and kept clean and tidy.
  • Undertake all other duties as required by the Building and Community Manager or other senior member of staff.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of site maintenance and good practices in building services (heating, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical and electrical awareness).
  • Ability to plan and prioritise duties.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to acquire further appropriate training and skills.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Be computer literate and have a good understanding of MS Office software.
  • Full UK Driving Licence – to undertake school banking weekly.

What the school offers its staff

The Salterns Academy Trust is a learning community where every member of staff understands the difference they can make to our students’ outcomes. It was formed when Admiral Lord Nelson School (ALNS) became a converter academy in April 2014 as a means of developing ever closer working relationships with our primary and secondary partner schools.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@alns.co.uk

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About Admiral Lord Nelson School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1173 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Always oversubscribed, we are expanding our school so that more local families can experience the excellent education offered here at Admiral Lord Nelson School for over two decades! Therefore, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Science teacher who works well in a team. We are looking for a specialist with strong subject knowledge, who quickly builds relationships with students and breaks down barriers to learning. We want a teacher who inspires children to achieve their potential and loves to see their students experiencing the joy of success every day in their learning!

Salterns Academy Trust is a learning community where every member of staff understands the difference they can make to our students’ outcomes, both academically and to their personal development. Our commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School is at the heart of our inclusive ethos and curriculum, with mutually respectful relationships forming the foundation of our happy, successful school. At Admiral Lord Nelson School, we work collegiately with our partner school, Trafalgar School in the pursuit of excellence in Science education so that we are significantly improving the life chances of all of our young people in Portsmouth.

We have a national reputation for being a truly inclusive school with excellent standards and principled curriculum design, having a very high Ebacc entry. Our deep-rooted and longstanding commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School led to us being the only school invited to a garden party with all the Soccer Aid celebrities hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street and we have recently been reaccredited with UNICEF RRS Gold Award status in recognition of our ambassadorial work. We are equally passionate about promoting creativity across all aspects of our curriculum, for which we were the first school in England to hold a Triple Artsmark Platinum Award and were designated the TES Creative School of the Year for 2019. This is a genuinely exciting school to be part of, morally driven by our core values of Inclusivity, Wellbeing and High Expectations; we really do value our staff and place the voice of our incredible students at the heart of all we do!

Arranging a visit to Admiral Lord Nelson School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@alns.co.uk.

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