About us and the role
This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Avanti Gardens School’s site team.
Are you practical, can you turn your hand to most things, good at solving problems, able to use your own initiative, have good people skills, have high standards for health and safety and a clean and organised environment?
Are you a can-do person who is reliable, hardworking, patient, well organised, self-motivated, takes pride in their work, and has a sense of humour?
Then we need YOU!
We need an exceptional person as our Premises Officer to join our team at Avanti Gardens School who will support ensuring the site and premises are safe, secure and well organised so that our children have the very best learning environment.
This is a unique opportunity to help develop the school, which will be shaped by three key elements for both students and staff:
Avanti Gardens School is part of the growing family of Avanti schools. Some Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools, but Avanti Gardens is not a faith school. However, staff and students at Avanti Gardens School do not originate from any specific faith background; applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none. They will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School and the Trust.
Why should you apply
You will be working in a fantastic environment.
Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.
What will you do?
Keeping premises, grounds and car park tidy, swept and free of leaf and litter accumulation and ensuring hard surfaces are free from weeds, including providing an emergency ad hoc response in the event of adverse weather conditions to undertake snow clearance and gritting. Keeping external rubbish bins emptied.
Receiving incoming goods and mail, receipting, sorting and ensuring correct distribution and dispatch. This does not include specialist equipment which should be organised by the responsible department. e.g. art displays, IT deliveries, science chemicals, exam and confidential papers etc.
Setting up of all scheduled room layouts, equipment and the setting up during open evenings and weekends.
Monitoring of car park at specified intervals, ensuring that only authorised users (from the list provided by the School) are parked
For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description
What are we looking for?
Good communication skills; written and verbal.
NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Numeracy and Literacy.
General knowledge of building maintenance procedures and relevant skills
Understanding of Health and Safety and security issues.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Good organisational skills- ability to meet deadlines and make decisions in emergencies.
Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.
Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.
Diversity and Inclusion
We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.