Site Assistant Vacancy

Job Description

Contract Type

Permanent (with a six-month probationary period)

Location

Green Ridge Primary Academy
President Road
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP18 0YA

Working Hours

Full time: 37 hours per week/52 weeks per year, with approx. 5 weeks holiday entitlement (to be taken outside of school term times).

Working between 1:00pm and 9:00pm daily with 2 x unpaid 20-minute breaks each day, ideally with some flexibility during school holidays and to accommodate the school’s Lettings needs.

Starting Date

1st September 2021 (or sooner, during the summer term, if possible)

Salary

Bucks Pay Range 2

Scale point 11 – 15

£19,856-£22,316 per annum

Closing date

12 noon on Thursday, 10th June 2021

Overview

Are you passionate that all children deserve the very best learning environment possible?  If so, we would love to hear from you!  At Green Ridge Primary Academy, we are looking for a Site Assistant to support our Site Manager in all aspects of maintaining our academy’s new, modern premises.  Have you got an eye for detail? Do you take pride in how your environment is presented? Do you have the skills to turn your hand to any problem, responsibility to act as a key-holder and a ‘can-do’ approach and outlook? We are looking for someone who is up for getting stuck-in to all aspects of academy life!

About Us

Green Ridge Academy is a new primary school built on Berryfields, which opened initially in September 2017 in temporary accommodation on the site of the permanent building. The permanent school building opened in September 2018.  The academy currently has two Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 classes, a Year Four class and a Year Five class.  The school will grow year-on-year, taking children from aged 2-11.  The school will initially have a capacity for over 450 children but is being built with the additional capacity to extend to a three-form entry school with just over 650 children.

The academy is now looking to appoint further support staff for the premises of the building.  To see more information about the school, including design plans of the school, please visit our website www.greenridgeacademy.co.uk

About the role

We are looking to appoint someone who will contribute to the smooth running of the academy by undertaking caretaking, maintenance, cleaning and security of the school site, equipment and grounds under the supervision of the Site Manager. We require a hardworking, dependable, and self-motivated individual to set and maintain a high standard of cleanliness within classrooms, corridors, offices, general areas and toilets.  Duties will include vacuuming, dusting and cleaning of floors, washroom areas, tables, chairs, paintwork etc. as well as assisting the Site Manager in day to day maintenance tasks. An understanding of cleaning chemicals and equipment together with a basic knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, and procedures would be desirable. The successful candidate might be a cleaner looking for a step-up and more responsibility in their career, or someone looking towards becoming a Caretaker or Site Manager themselves in the future. They will also be flexible in their approach, energetic and be keen to work as part of our school community.  Our position is flexible at this point and we are prepared to support someone new to this kind of role with the right attitude, however, experience of a similar role within a school will be a significant advantage.

Typically, this role will cover a late shift, overlapping with the Site Manager’s early shift, to enable opening, closing and securing of the school site each day between them. This will ensure key tasks can be undertaken and a member of the site team is available at all points during the school day and into the evening for Lettings hosted on site. The Site Assistant will also supervise the cleaning staff in the absence of the Site Manager but must be prepared to take on a substantial amount of cleaning in their own daily tasks. Some flexibility during school holidays would also be required to ensure staff are able to access the building when the school is closed to pupils.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will be someone who is reliable, punctual, polite and friendly as well as someone who takes pride in their work and who may be able to work some extra overtime hours as required by the academy.

The successful candidate will have:

  • The motivation and passion to achieve the very best environment for the children in our care
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a wider team
  • The ability to work on initiative as well as under direction
  • A ‘can-do’ approach to all aspects of academy life
  • Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour

In return we can offer:

  • A commitment to you and your professional development
  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference

How to apply

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Tara Erdos, School Business Manager at admin@greenridgeacademy.co.uk or telephone 01296 326320.

Completed applications should be sent via e-mail to admin@greenridgeacademy.co.uk by 12 noon on Thursday, 10th June 2021.

Green Ridge Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

In applying for this post, you should be aware that the Person Specification contains the criteria that the selection panel will use in the selection process.

When completing the application please follow these guidelines:

  • Please submit your completed REAch2 Academy Trust application form (making reference to the Person Specification Form) and a supporting letter if you wish.
  • Do not submit a CV instead of an application form.
  • You may choose to provide your details by hand or use a computer, but please complete all sections in black ink.
  • When e-mailing your application, please ensure it is marked ‘Confidential’.

Green Ridge Primary Academy has a rigorous Child Protection policy and is committed to the welfare of every child.  Consequently, all short-listed candidates will be asked for two references before interview and these could be followed up with a verbal discussion with your referee.  If successful, your enhanced DBS check will be carried out irrespective of any previous checks and a Disqualification Declaration form will also be required.

Candidates will be expected to self-disclose information to us should there be any current or historical convictions, hearings or allegations.  If this is relevant to you then please write to the Headteacher prior to interview about this, marking the envelope private and confidential.

If you would like any further information to assist you in your application, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Aaron Wanford
Headteacher

Downloads

Application Form – Site Assistant (137 KB)

Greenridge Prospectus 2018-2019 (19.6 MB)

Site Assistant Job Description – June 2021 (551 KB)

Site Assistant Person Specification – June 2021 (454 KB)

Welcome letter to Applicants – Site Assistant June 2021 (805 KB)