8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 August 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Part time: 20 hours per week (ideally Mon-Fri 3.45pm-7.45pm)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,835 - £29,093 (FTE)

Actual salary

£14,311 - £15,515 (actual) depending on experience

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Executive Principal is seeking a reliable and enthusiastic candidate with the energy, passion and creativity to work as a Site Officer in our thriving All-Through school. The role will be 20 hours per week, across five days. This will preferably be from 3.45pm till 7.45pm each day, but there may be flexibility in discussion with the successful candidate.

We reserve the right to interview before the closing date. If a suitable applicant is recruited prior to the closing date, the advert will be withdrawn. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible.

The Team

The successful candidate will be joining as a fourth member of a well-established, friendly and committed site team. The current team have a wide and varied skill set with years of experience, so the role will be fitting for either someone who is new to schools and caretaker work, or someone who can bring further experience into the team.

The Role

CFS is looking to appoint site officer who will take ownership of site security in the latter part of the day, and carry out daily maintenance as well as more proactive site projects in discussion with the Site Manager. The successful candidate will also be the key link with our cleaning supervisor and external cleaning team as well as liaising with any on site lettings.

The day to day duties include:

  • Carrying out daily maintenance as required.
  • Engaging in longer term, proactive, site projects to ensure a safe and inspiring environment for our staff and pupils.
  • Ensuring the security of the site in the latter part of the day, supporting the final lock up conducted by the cleaning supervisor later in the evening.
  • Setting up the site for lettings, functions, school events etc.
  • Helping to maintain a secure and safe environment, carrying out any health and safety checks as appropriate.
  • Being the onsite liaison for hirers, dealing with and resolving any urgent issues and ensuring that hirers leave the site in accordance with their hiring agreement.
  • Supporting with traffic flow during late afternoon/evening events.
  • Other roles as may be required to assist the site team.

Full training will be given where necessary.

Further information about this role, including a Person Specification, is included in our job pack.

What the school offers its staff

CFS is a happy, collaborative and forward thinking school for 4-16 year olds, where the personal development of our pupils is just as important as the academic curriculum. In our recent Ofsted, inspectors observed that CFS is a vibrant, ambitious and inclusive school, where our respectful and friendly pupils are thriving and are well prepared for their adult lives. Our values of ‘nurture, challenge and inspire’ influence everything we do as a school, and genuinely permeate all areas of school life. If you share our values and ideals, we strongly encourage you to find out more about CFS via a visit to the school or through our school website www.chichesterfreeschool.org.uk.

CFS follows national pay scales and the starting point within the range outlined above will be agreed on appointment.

Commitment to safeguarding

CFS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In accordance with our Child Protection Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared when applying. The applicant may post such a declaration in an envelope marked ‘Private & confidential for the Principal’. The successful applicant must obtain List 99 clearance and DBS clearance at enhanced level.

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 paprincipal@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk

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About Chichester Free School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1063 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number

CFS is now entering its second decade and is fully established in our state-of-the-art facilities on the Carmelite Convent Site on the Hunston Road in the south of Chichester. Our PAN is 60 in Primary, and 120 in Secondary; in almost all year groups we are oversubscribed with waiting lists. Due to demand, we have a bulge intake of Year 7 who started in September 2023, with 150 pupils currently on roll.

The School joined Sussex Learning Trust last September – a move that we personally initiated through the desire to collaborate with a like-minded family of schools. The Trust is currently small and based in Haywards Heath; CFS are well placed to launch a new Chichester Hub of the Trust, which is really exciting.

As a Free School, we are the same as any other academy; we are both held and hold ourselves to the same exacting and rigorous standards as all state-funded schools. We follow the national curriculum, and are proud of our ambitious, inclusive and varied curriculum offer. Our pupils engage with SATs and GCSE assessments. Since 2013, CFS has achieved two ‘Good’ Ofsted Inspections. As a school we are now striving for excellence in all areas, and to achieve above average outcomes in both phases.

CFS is open to pupils of all abilities. We do not have a catchment area, thus ensuring the School is fair and inclusive. We take part in the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) admissions process. As a school we benefit from longer holidays, specifically at October half term, Christmas and during the summer.

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