Site and premises staff play an essential role in ensuring that the school environment is clean, safe and tidy for children to learn and staff to work. The best teaching in the world can come to naught if the learning environment is not conducive to learning.
Site Managers and Assistants are responsible for the maintenance of school buildings in accordance with the schools health and safety policy. Most site managers and assistants also oversee the work of other site staff, such as cleaners where they are directly employed and will have a role in supervising contractors on site to ensure schools health and safety polices and procedures are adhered to.
Site managers and Assistants need to be flexible in their approach to planning, well organised and reasonably fit.
These roles may be term time only or for 52 weeks and maybe offered on a full time or part time basis. This will depend on the nature of the role and the operational needs of the school in which it is based.
Routes into these positions
Individuals who may have some trades experience are frequently valued in these roles, however specific training is available for conducting such work in a school setting. Exact qualification and experience requirements will vary from school to school, dependent upon the size of the school and whether there are additional services provided from the school site (e.g. community use of the school which may require the post holder to work outside of the normal school day).
If you are unsure of the level of post being offered, or your suitability for it, most schools would be very happy for you to telephone them to discuss the vacancy prior to applying.