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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 August 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,000.00 - £23,400.00 Annually (FTE) Flexible hours per week (approx 20 hours), between 6am – 6.30pm. 52 weeks per year.

Facilities Officer job summary

About Rugby Free Secondary School

We are at the start of a very exciting journey and have worked extremely hard over the last year to

create a culture of high expectations across the school, supported every step of the way by our Trust.

This has been achieved through the development of strong and positive relationships with staff,

students, parents and carers. Our reflective approach means we are always striving to improve in all

we do and believe that mistakes are only an opportunity to learn.

You won’t find teachers and staff anywhere else who are as committed to a school’s purpose and supporting its

success. Relationships are at the heart of RFSS and underpin our new core values and we are always looking for

dedicated staff who share our ethos and demonstrate our values. Please find below link to our website with the

latest Ofsted report when we were graded as ‘Good’.


Our Values are:

  • Kindness – The quality of friendliness, generosity, consideration, honesty
  • Collaboration – The belief that working and learning with others will lead to greater success
  • Curiosity – A strong desire to know and to learn
  • Resilience - The ability to recover quickly and learn from the difficulties we face
  • Respect - To appreciate the importance of understanding and admiration for others and self
  • Endeavour - The belief that hard work is needed to achieve something we can be proud of

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

Fire testing:

  • Assist with the weekly fire alarm check ensuring fire panels, beacons and sounds operate correctly
  • Record weekly fire alarm test on the school online system and report faults
  • Assist contractors with their quarterly maintenance inspections and record on the school online system

Daily inspections:

  • Conduct daily routine inspections as directed, record on the school online system and report faults


  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that you have passed to a competent standard all training on facilities assets before embarking on any testing or works


  • Ensure that all contractors abide by the school contract management policy managing risk assessments and method statements as directed

Overall Purpose of the Role 

  • To be responsible for the management and the provision of high quality, cost-effective maintenance, security and cleanliness of all premises and grounds 

  • To ensure that students, staff and other users have a comfortable, clean, safe, well maintained environment in which to work 

General Duties:

  • Ensure the health, safety and fire risk management is complied with throughout the school estate
  • Locking and unlocking of the school
  • Register as school Key Holder, respond to out of hours intruder and fire alarm notifications
  • To maintain the school external site (waste, litter) as required to the highest possible standards
  • Carry out minor repairs to property, fixtures, fittings and equipment
  • Supervising of contractors
  • Daily porterage duties, moving of furniture, equipment and heavy loads (deliveries etc.)
  • Assisting teaching with room and space management as requested
  • Preparation for functions as required
  • Receive and check goods and supplies
  • Periodic testing as required (emergency lighting, fire alarms, water monitoring etc,)
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Act as fire marshal in the event of a fire or fire drill
  • To carry out driving duties when required

Additional Duties:

  • To be responsible for paperwork associated with duties as required
  • To adhere to the school’s corporate standards, policies, systems and
  • To set a personal example that contributes to the positive ethos of the school
  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example


  • To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
  • To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy
  • To identify students who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
  • To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child
  • To protect students from maltreatment; preventing impairment of student’s health or development; ensuring that students grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • To take action to enable all students to have the best outcomes

Other Specific Duties

  • To continue personal development as agreed
  • To engage actively in the performance review process
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with staff, parents and students
  • Uphold the high standards of the school in all communications.
  • Adhere to the schools policies.
  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task to be undertaken may not be identified
  • Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
  • Employees are expected to adhere to Rugby Free Secondary School’s agreed Code of Conduct
  • The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition

Generic Responsibilities of all Rugby Free Secondary School Staff

  • Individuals have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people they are responsible for or comes into contact with. Part of this responsibility involves the checking of visitor identification at the point of school entry and the issuing of relevant safeguarding information.
  • Ensure all tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety
  • To remain confidential at all times
  • To undertake appropriate professional development including adhering to the principle of appraisal
  • To adhere to the ethos of the school
  • To promote the agreed vision and aims of the school
  • To set an example of personal integrity professionalism

Closing date for applications:  Friday 22nd September 2023

This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out in the foregoing paragraphs. 

The job description will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subjected to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post. 

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title. 

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time. 

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. LT2 is always happy to receive speculative applications from excellent teachers and support staff

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About Rugby Free Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
976 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Secondary School

School location

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