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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: It is likely that the key times of work will be 06:45 - 09:15, 11:30 - 13.30, 15:00 - 17:40 (Monday - Friday). Some variation during the school closure period and during the term time. Variation depending upon the needs of the school to cover events, productions or assemblies.

Contract type


Pay scale

Surrey Pay Scale PS6 covering points 2 - 6 - Actual Annual salary from £27,897 (based on 2023 values)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy keeping things running smoothly?

LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Site Supervisor of the highest quality to work at West Ashtead Primary Academy, maintaining and developing a truly fantastic school. The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and implementation of procedures relating to buildings and grounds maintenance, the cleanliness and upkeep of the site and areas of health and safety. Training will be provided.

A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience, knowledge and skills associated with the areas identified in the job description and person specification.

About the Role:

In this full-time, permanent position, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation and safety of our school site. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the cleanliness and security of the school buildings and grounds
  • Carrying out routine maintenance tasks and minor repairs
  • Liaising with contractors and managing external works
  • Fire safety checks and ensuring adherence to health and safety regulations
  • Providing a welcoming and helpful presence for staff, pupils, and visitors
  • Supporting with setting up and taking down for school events
  • You will be flexible in meeting the schools’ needs and able to manage your own work and time effectively.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to get stuck in
  • Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Is a strong team player with a focus on problem-solving
  • Has a good eye for detail and takes pride in a high standard of work
  • Holds a valid DBS certificate (or willingness to obtain one)
  • Ideally has experience in a similar role or within a school environment

We offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • The opportunity to work within a supportive and friendly premises team
  • A chance to make a real difference in a busy and rewarding school environment

You will have:

  • GNVQ level 2 or equivalent in a relevant subject or be able to demonstrate competency to an equivalent to level
  • A building related qualification or willing to undertake one or be able to demonstrate competency to an equivalent standard eg basic plumbing, carpentry, decorating
  • D1 Driving licence or Category B for at least two years
  • Significant relevant experience, including site management
  • Ability to understand and apply regulations such as health & safety, manual handling, COSHH, Legionella,etc
  • Previous experience of working within a school (or related) environment.
  • Experience of, and ability to, undertake minor maintenance work and repairs.
  • Knowledge of how to meet service users' needs through effective facilities management, including:
    • site safety & security
    • ordering, controlling, receiving and delivering goods and services efficiently
    • recommending and undertaking routine repair and maintenance work including minor repairs and redecoration and to perform tasks included in the job description
    • monitor, record and operate all services (e.g. gas, electricity, fire alarm etc.) to ensure efficiency and avoid wastage
  • Knowledge and experience of general building maintenance e.g. boiler maintenance.
  • Good working knowledge of health and safety and building regulations and ability to/experience of carrying out risk assessments.
  • A good working knowledge of security practices.
  • An understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation (or a willingness to learn these).
  • Knowledge of child protection and health and safety procedures.
  • Ability to contribute to the general maintenance and operation of the site.
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults; demonstrating an understanding of children.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
  • Ability to comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, data protection and equal opportunities
  • Ability to demonstrate an organised and flexible approach to work.Manage own time effectively and demonstrate initiative including establishing priorities
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks required by the post including lifting, carrying and pushing various equipment to undertake the duties of the post
  • Good numeracy and Literacy and IT Skills
  • Ability to be flexible including occasional work outside normal hours and able to respond to emergency work situations at short notice.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to strategic work and day-to-day situations.
  • Willingness to undertake necessary training e.g. Health & Safety (e.g. COSHH & Fire Safety etc.)
  • Ability to adhere to the school policies and procedures and most importantly the equal opportunities policy and all Health & safety related policies
  • Ability to support the work of the school/contribute to school life displaying a conscious and logical approach to the variety of tasks necessary for smooth running of the school

What the school offers its staff

LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning and face to face workshops.

We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent.

Further details about the role

  • Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK from the location(s) provided and not from overseas.
  • For this role the Trust would not consider sponsoring a Certificate of Sponsorship/visa. Please note we are unable to offer advice on any Visa and Immigration cases.
  • Feedback will only be provided upon request if you attend an interview.
  • In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidelines, the Trust will use internet searches, including social media searches to perform pre-employment checks on candidates in the course of recruitment. The Trust will act in accordance with its data protection and equal opportunities obligations.
  • Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.

  • LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please read about our commitment to safeguarding as well as other important information in our Applicant Guide on our website.

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.

Applying for the job

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About West Ashtead Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 300 pupils
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
0208 066 7130

Arranging a visit to West Ashtead Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.

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