Premises Assistant

Southwark, London
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2024
  1. School Caretaker
  1. Long-term (Temporary)

Premises Assistant

Southwark, London
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Job Title: Premises Assistant

Location: Mainstream Secondary School, Elephant & Castle

Start Date: Immediate

Contract Type: Full-Time, Long-Term (Until End of Academic Year, with an extension into December)

Pay Range: Dependent on Experience

Job Description:

As a Premises Assistant, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the school facilities and ensuring a safe, welcoming environment for students, staff, and visitors. This is a full-time, long-term position lasting until the end of the academic year, which would then extend into December.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the daily maintenance and upkeep of the school premises, including cleaning, repairs, and general maintenance tasks.
  • Ensure that the school grounds are safe and well-maintained, addressing any hazards promptly.
  • Support with setting up and taking down equipment for school events and activities.
  • Conduct regular inspections of the premises to identify and address maintenance needs.
  • Liaise with external contractors and service providers as required.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Respond to any urgent maintenance issues promptly and efficiently.
  • Assist in the management of the school's security systems, including locking and unlocking the premises.


  • Previous experience in a premises-based role is essential.
  • A valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check on the update service is required.
  • Strong practical skills in maintenance and repairs.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and best practices.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills.
  • A proactive and reliable approach to work.


  • Competitive pay, dependent on experience.
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive and friendly environment.
  • Long-term stability with a contract until the end of the academic year in December.
  • Immediate start available.

How to Apply:

If you have the skills and experience required for this role and are ready to make a positive impact on our school community, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff are expected to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Contact Information:

For further information about this position, please contact Freddie at 0207 845 5450 (opt 2) or

Apply now to join our dedicated team and contribute to the success of our school community!

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