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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,334.00 - £29,777.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary £28,244- £30,681

Premises Manager job summary

Lanchester Primary School

Premises Manager

Full Time 37 Hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday Hours TBC

Pay Spine: H6.14 - H6.19 £27,334 - £29,777 + £988 Fringe Allowance FTE

Actual Starting Salary: £28,244.57 - £30, 681.22 including fringe allowance

Required ASAP

We are seeking a Premises Manager to provide provision of a caretaking service to ensure a clean, healthy and safe environment for users of the buildings and grounds of this primary school.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake weekly / monthly checks: Health and Safety, heating, temperature, flushing, fire alarms and fire equipment, promptly reporting faults and issues.

  • Liaise with the Office Manager for preventative maintenance, scheduling contractors and engineers.

  • Check stock levels of cleaning and washroom consumables stored on site, re-ordering as necessary. Replenish the consumables across the school as required.

  • Termly update of records relating to health and safety compliance, maintenance and service records.

  • Management of health and safety compliance

  • Act as designated key holder for the school and ensure site security including opening and closing of the school.

  • Respond to alarm activations as required and act as the schools primary out of hours contact attending the school as may be required in response to alarm call outs.

  • Completion of general building repairs and maintenance, including plumbing, decorating and other handyman tasks as necessary. Procure specialist contractors when required in line with the Trust procurement policy

  • General porterage duties including safe receipt of goods, prompt delivery to end users, movement of furniture as required and setting up for school events such as assembly and parents evening

  • Maintain fixtures and fittings in good working order. Respond to and complete maintenance requests from the school staff

  • Rubbish collection including recycling/disposal daily - including litter picking ensuring a clean and tidy environment is maintained at all times

  • General grounds maintenance tasks- including clearing of leaves. Liaising with the school’s grounds maintenance contractor as required and ensuring contract standards/requirements are being met.

  • Setting up and clearing the hall for lunch each day including cleaning following the lunch service.. Cleaning of other facilities such as washrooms as may be required during the day and responding to spillages and accidents to ensure a clean and safe school is maintained at all times

  • Liaising with the schools cleaning contractor on a daily basis to highlight specific cleaning requirements and monitor the performance of the contractor against the specification of the cleaning contract

  • Ensure continued safe site accessibility in bad weather e.g. snow clearing, salt spreading

  • In accordance with school guidelines, undertake other duties as reasonably directed by the Head

Additional information: the post holder is required to

Equalities - support differences and be aware of the school’s Equalities and Diversity policies.

Health and safety - comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection; health and safety; confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

Criminal Records Check - Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - comply with all requirements as posts in schools are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore all convictions must be declared, including those that would generally be regarded as ‘spent’.

Our values

The post holder is required to contribute to and support the overall aims and ethos of the school. All staff are required to participate in training / development activities and in performance management as required by Trust policies and practices.

The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those described and the particular duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or responsibilities entailed. Where permanent, substantial change in duties and responsibilities occurs, consistent with a higher level of responsibility, the post would be eligible for re-evaluation.

Supervision and contacts - The post holder is managed by the Headteacher in the first instance and will work with school staff and have contact with pupils, parents, governors, advisors and many types of visitor.

Knowledge, Experience and Training

Essential requirements

  • Demonstrable ability to remain calm and communicate clearly and completely to staff and primary school age pupils as required with regard to issues encountered.

  • Able to undertake manual handling tasks including lifting, carrying and working at heights on ladders.

  • Experience of undertaking general building repairs, cleaning and maintenance to a satisfactory standard, including cleaning up body fluids.

  • Able to maintain efficient records and registers where required - both paper based and digital.

  • Current, clean driving licence with self-managed transport to / from school, including during unsocial hours if necessary.

  • Well developed skills of time management and prioritisation, able to work independently with initiative and as part of a team.

  • Basic IT skills e.g. read and send emails, update record sheets.


  • Experience in a similar school based role.

  • Previous experience of setting alarm systems.

We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school

  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships

  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application.

  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.

  • The vacancy closes on 26thFebruary 2024 however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found.

  • Interview dates to be confirmed

  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact Kerry Bridgewater, Office Manager on 01923 224160 or at kbridgewater@lanchester.herts.sch.uk

Website: www.lanchester.herts.sch.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

School Address: Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts WD17 3HD

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: 01923 589699 / 07917 035962

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.

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About Lanchester Primary School

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

Thank you for your interest in Lanchester Primary School.

For information about the school, please visit: www.lanchester.herts.sch.uk

For information about Danes Educational Trust, please visit: www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within school to continuously develop their skills, pursue professional excellence, and are able to enable pupils to make excellent progress. If this is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Trust’s core values are:

• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together

• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it

• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result

• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools

• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all

• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

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