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Premises Assistant

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We are looking for a Premises Assistant to join our site team at Harris Academy Peckham. Your opportunity The premises assistant ensures the provision of a safe, clean, attractive learning environment, as part of a team undertaking responsibility for the maintenance, security, health and safety of the academy site. Your responsibilities will be: • To be fully engaged in ensuring the academy health and safety and other related policies are fully adhered to • To carry out servicing, cleaning and checking of academy vehicles within capabilities • To provide technical and craft support to teaching staff as directed by the senior premises officer • To provide site security as required • To report any poor or dangerous behaviour by students to the Premises Manager • To report any potentially hazardous actions by staff to the Premises Manager immediately • To maintain, decorate and repair the academy premises where appropriate • To liaise with and support external contractors on site, ensuring supervision at all times • To maintain the academy grounds, keep site clear of litter and empty bins regularly • To monitor the toilets for cleanliness and replenish soap, toilet tissue, roller towels as necessary • To tour around the academy regularly, keeping corridors free from litter and reporting any maintenance requirements As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Peckham, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly. What we are looking for We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate will have: • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and requirements • Basic training in one or more of the following; plumbing, general and ground maintenance, electrical/building maintenance, heating systems (or sound experience of same) • Basic knowledge of the operation of heating, ventilating systems and common causes of malfunctions • Knowledge of maintenance and security systems and procedures Knowledge of supervisory skills • Understanding of appropriate cleaning methods and standards • Experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment with children and young people • Considerable DIY experience Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. About Harris Academy Peckham Our vision at Harris Academy Peckham is to ensure every child achieves excellence in all aspects of academy life. We have high aspirations, both in terms of academic standards and personal development, in order to prepare students for the demands of the 21st century global workplace. We expect every child to excel, and will provide the necessary challenge and support to make this happen. We give our students as many opportunities as possible. No matter what their ability, we want them to learn and experience as much as they can during their time at the Academy. We offer a full, broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring students of all academic abilities enjoy learning. Each student is given the individual care and attention they need to thrive and make maximum progress. This means that, alongside a strong academic education, we also ensure a strong welfare and personal development team is on hand to support our students every step of the way. Why work at Harris Academy Peckham? • A place where all flourish, all feel valued and where achievement is the key to success. • An opportunity to join an ambitious academy at the heart of the local community, working with experienced and inspirational leaders towards an outstanding future. • The combination of the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching. • Generous Harris benefits package Next Steps Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation. Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site. Our Benefits Package In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Find out more about Our Benefits Being a part of the Harris Federation We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement. Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career. We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education. Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values Safeguarding Notice The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Diversity and Equality We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Read our Diversity and Equality Notice

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