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Premises Assistant - Blackheath Prep

Salary details: £27352 - £27352

Salary Details
£27352 - £27352
Additional Allowances
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Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 40 hours per week
Closing Date
16 July 2024 09:00 AM 
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Premises Assistant – required ASAP

We are seeking to appoint a Premises Assistant to join our dedicated Premises and Grounds team at Blackheath Prep. The team are responsible for ensuring the School site is safe, inviting and well maintained.

The premises staff provide essential support in the efficient day-to-day running of the school throughout the year.  The range of activities undertaken is wide and varied and may include setting up events, escorting contractors and decorating. The role may include occasional evening and weekend work which is paid as overtime.


Principal Duties

  • Support all members of the premises team.
  • Carry out minor maintenance repairs in accordance with the post holders’ skills and qualifications.
  • Oversee the pond care.
  • Carry out cleaning duties if required.
  • Keep site clean, tidy and free from litter and rubbish.
  • Assist in emergency evacuations.
  • Conduct daily and weekly audit checks of the school site.
  • Daily gate duties.
  • Oversee sprinkler alarm checks and water temperature audits.
  • Assist with the external hire events on Saturdays.


Other miscellaneous responsibilities include:


  • Clearing snow and ice and spreading salt/grit during periods of inclement weather across the school site.
  • Reporting jobs which require attention.
  • Carry out cleaning duties if required to do so.
  • Move objects and furniture if required.
  • Occasional lock up of the school site.
  • Assist with scenery creation for productions.
  • Any other reasonable request


For further information, please see the attached candidate information pack which includes a full job description and person specification for the role.


Our website will also provide you with a flavour of all that we offer at Blackheath Prep, from our rich and broad curriculum and excellent pastoral care, to the superb facilities and beautiful grounds.   


Terms of Appointment 


  • The post is available ASAP on a permanent, full-time basis (40 hours per week)
  • Salary is offered at £27,352 per annum, with the occasional opportunity for overtime.
  • Benefits include school fee remission (subject to the child meeting the entrance requirements of the school), life assurance and pension scheme
  • Wellbeing benefits including free annual eye test, annual flu vaccination and access to our Employee Support helpline
  • Travel benefits include Season Ticket Loan, Bike2Work scheme and electric car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Free staff lunch and tea/coffee is provided during term time


How to Apply 


Please send by email a completed application form and equal opportunities form, together with a covering letter to Emma Over, HR and Recruitment Assistant: recruitment@blackheathprep.co.uk   


Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am, Tuesday 16 July 2024 


***Please note that the recruitment campaign might end earlier as the applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please do not delay in applying*** 


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and all other safer recruitment checks, including checks on social media. 


For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Emma Over;    emma.over@blackheathprep.co.uk     020 8858 0692  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977