Deadline is today

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,046.00 FTE – £26,913.00 FTE

Pay scale

Grade 4, Spine Point 8 - 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential Requirements:

1. Experience in premises maintenance, including cleaning, repairs, and general upkeep.

2. Knowledge of health & safety regulations and compliance procedures.

3. Ability to plan, organise and adhere to work schedules effectively.

4. Ability to effectively prioritise tasks.

5. Good communication skills and the ability to work with contractors, staff, and management.

6. Basic understanding of heating, cooling and lighting equipment and systems.

7. Willingness to work flexible hours and respond to emergencies.

8. Physical fitness for manual handling tasks.

9. Basic handyperson skills, including safe use of power tools.

10. Ability to monitor and record energy usage and propose sustainability measures.

11. Ability to ensure the safety and security of school premises and pupils at all times.

12. Willingness to undertake regular training and skills development.

Desirable Qualities:

1. Previous experience in a similar role within an educational setting.

2. Knowledge of contract cleaning and catering practices and supervisory experience.

3. Training and/or qualifications in carpentry, plumbing or electrical work.

4. Experience of using facilities management software systems.

What the school offers its staff

As a Premises Assistant with Inspire Partnership Trust, you'll enjoy a range of benefits:

Ongoing professional development to support your growth

Commitment to staff wellbeing, as members of the staff wellbeing charter

Generous Annual Leave to maintain a healthy work-life balance

Annual Incremental Pay Increases to recognize your dedication

Enhanced Family Friendly Pay, including maternity, paternity, and enhanced sickness pay

Local Government Pension Scheme for your future security

Eye care voucher scheme to support your health and wellbeing

Extensive Training and Induction program to ensure you feel confident and equipped in your role

Further details about the role

Join the Inspire Partnership Trust as a Premises Assistant and be a part of transforming lives through education!

Inspire Partnership Academy Trust is a family of schools across Croydon, Medway, and Greenwich, dedicated to providing a life-changing education to children. Our collaborative approach aims to make a positive impact on the lives of both children and communities we serve. At the core of our values are Collaboration, Excellence, Friendship, Resilience, Respect, and Responsibility, which guide us in caring for, enriching, and teaching every child.

What Makes Us Special

What sets us apart is the opportunity to work at the forefront of educational thinking and practice, supported by exceptional training and development programs. We offer ground-breaking research projects and collaborative work with talented and innovative colleagues at both local and national levels.

West Thornton Primary School: Making a Difference

West Thornton Primary School is on a journey of rapid improvement, striving to provide an exceptional learning experience for our wonderful children. Our vision is to ensure children receive the very best education, making a life-changing difference within our diverse community of Croydon.

Join Our Team

We are looking for resilient, passionate, and ambitious individuals to join our school and partnership, inspiring a generation of children.

What We Offer

As a Premises Assistant with Inspire Partnership Trust, you'll enjoy a range of benefits:

Ongoing professional development to support your growth

Commitment to staff wellbeing, as members of the staff wellbeing charter

Generous Annual Leave to maintain a healthy work-life balance

Annual Incremental Pay Increases to recognize your dedication

Enhanced Family Friendly Pay, including maternity, paternity, and enhanced sickness pay

Local Government Pension Scheme for your future security

Eye care voucher scheme to support your health and wellbeing

Extensive Training and Induction program to ensure you feel confident and equipped in your role

Join Us Today

If you are ready to be a part of our dedicated team and make a positive impact on the lives of children, please apply for the Premises Assistant role.

To find out more or request an application pack, contact Janine Fernandes on 07706 829 391 or by

All aspects of the application form must be fully completed to be considered for shortlisting, furthermore, please ensure that the Personal Statement in your application form addresses how you meet the duties outlined in the Person Specification. Please kindly note, we do not accept CV’s. Please fill out the application form that is attached to this vacancy.

Closing Date: 15th April 2024 at 12:00pm

Please note we will only accept applications from candidates who have documentary evidence that they have the right to work in the UK. West Thornton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers, and external agencies to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Medical Clearance, and satisfactory Employment References.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Inspire Partnership Academy Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults as outlined in Working Together to
Safeguard Children. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the
people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment.

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About West Thornton Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
929 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

In addition to the Conditions of Employment for teachers laid down in Part the School Teachers’ Pay and
Conditions Document 2008, to provide strategic leadership and hold accountability for standards
achieved within a given phase and quality order to:

• Working with Governors and Senior Leadership Team to enable The Inspire Partnership to give
pupil high quality education, and promote the highest possible standards of achievement.
• Secure the long-term success of the school by maximizing potential through the skills and resources held
• Play a significant role within the context of Every Child Matters, to help ensure The Inspire Partnership School provides a full, integrated range of extended services

Key Priorities for The Inspire Partnership:
• Consistently and continuously raise achievements and standards across the school
• Ensure every child reaches their potential and enjoys a happy, fulfilling school experience
• Ensure our schools continuously maintain and embed best practice
• Develop to a high level positive links with the local community, including parents and carers

Securing accountability
• Develop a collaborative ethos which enables everyone to achieve common goals
• Take personal responsibility to ensure personal accountabilities are clearly understood. This
includes planning, marking and assessment
• Ensure every child has access to high quality teaching and learning

Key Accountabilities
Creating the future of The Inspire Partnership School
• Working with colleagues to create the strategic vision and promote the vision, values and ethos to
pupils, staff, Governors, parents and the wider community
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Key Accountabilities Continued.
Creating the future of The Inspire Partnership School
• Help create a shared learning culture and positive climate by building positive relationships which
lead to highly effective communication with colleagues, pupils and parents. This includes listening skills
• Translate the vision into best practice through innovative planning, teaching and providing high quality learning experiences
• Work with the key stakeholders to maintain a shared vision and future strategic plans which will inspire and motivate pupils, staff, parents and the wider community Leading teaching and learning
• To serve as a role model for pupils, staff and parents
• Maintain a continuous and consistent focus on pupils’ achievement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress.
• Plan engaging lessons that contain progression across ability ranges that are informed by secure subject and curriculum knowledge
• Teach challenging, well organised lessons that build on pupils prior learning and enable sustained progress to be attained
• Ensure lessons are informed by well-grounded expectations of learners designed to raise levels of attainment
• Provide learners, colleagues, parents and carers with timely, accurate and constructive feedback on pupils’ attainment, progress and areas for development
• Use assessment as part of their teaching to diagnose learners’ needs, set realistic and challenging targets for improvement and plan future teaching

Developing self and working with others
• Have excellent subject knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour
management strategies
• Promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others
• Know a range of approaches to assessment and formative assessment and understand the role of
assessment in helping all pupils make good progress
• Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own development,
seeking advice and support from other leaders

Managing a subject area (excluding NQTs)
• Ensure improvement plans reflect the school’s priorities and values
• Ensure plans and policies promote continuous school improvement linked to the school SEF
• Develop effective relationships and communications which underpin a professional learning
community that enables everyone in the school to achieve
• Create an inspiring, professional work environment within the phase team consistent with the school’s
values and aspirations
• Put in place effective team communication mechanisms to ensure that all staff are involved in the
development plan and are kept informed of key priorities
• Manage budgets to achieve the schools’ educational goals and priorities, and ensure systems are in
place for the effective administration and control
• Use and integrate a range of technologies effectively and efficiently
Strengthening community
• Work with colleagues to strengthen and develop the ethos of the school, allowing this to influence and
shape all areas of the school’s work and collective worship
• Create and promote positive strategies for challenging racial and other prejudice
• Ensure community-based learning experiences are planned for and are explicit in medium term plans
• Collaborate with colleagues and other agencies to ensure pupil and community needs are met
• Promote community cohesion by ensuring long term, medium term and short term planning
references links to community cohesion and extended services.
• Ensure planning takes account of the diversity, values and experience of the school, school grounds
and local community
• Create and maintain effective partnerships with parents, Governors to support and improve pupils’
achievements and personal development
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Key Accountabilities Continued.
Data protection
• It is essential when working with computerised systems that you are completely aware of your responsibilities at all times under the Data protection Act 1984 for the security, accuracy, and significance of personal data held on such systems
Health and safety
• Manage and organise the learning environment within the phase to ensure each classroom reflects the school’s high standards and aspirations
• Manage learners’ behaviour constructively by establishing and maintaining a clear and positive framework for discipline
• Use a range of behaviour management techniques and strategies, adapting them as necessary to promote the self control and independence of learners
• Ensuring the safety of all staff and pupils within phase team by coordinating risk assessments,
planned trips and visits and any school activities with a risk potential. This includes ensuring all staff within phase team are aware of potential risk factors and school procedures for managing risk effectively

• To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the LA and school

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