Premises Assistant – part time

Ref no: ths17ss01
Academy:  The Hayesbrook School, Tonbridge, Kent
Salary/Grade: Kent Scheme 3, points 7 - 11, £7,550 - £8,399 per annum (equivalent to £15,101 - £16,799 for a full time post)
Start date: March 2017
Closing date for applications: Applications considered upon receipt

The Hayesbrook School

The Hayesbrook School is a non-selective boys Academy (with a mixed Sixth Form) that specialises in sports and mathematics.

The wide ability school serves the communities of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas, with all students supported and challenged to reach their own personal excellence.

The school has 763 students on roll. Our strengths are strong behaviour, examination success and an emphasis upon learning and teaching. The Hayesbrook School is also renowned for its success in extra-curricular activities and for its support of other schools, both locally and nationally.

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, read for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live.

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Premises Assistant

Purpose of  job:

In conjunction with the Premises Manager, the overall purpose of this role is, as part of a team, to be responsible for the security, safety, cleanliness and general maintenance of the academy site. To ensure that the premises are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of health and safety legislation and the curriculum.

The successful candidate will be one that complements the existing team, bringing with them skills and experiences that enhance those already held by this hardworking and dedicated team.  They must be able to be a main key holder on occasions and attend to response “call outs” outside of normal working hours.

This post is responsible to the Premises Manager although day to day communication and cooperation with the academy Principal and leadership team and staff is essential.

Hours of work

18.5 hours per week, flexible to ensure cover, plus such additional hours as may be requested by the Premises Manager to cover sickness and annual leave absence.  This post is all year round and is based at The Hayesbrook School, Tonbridge.

The working pattern will be confirmed with the successful candidate  Typical shifts include early 6am - 10am, mid-day 10am - 2pm, afternoon 2pm - 6pm, evening 6pm - 10pm.  The successful candidate will be required to work a combination of all shifts on a rota basis, as required by the needs of the academy.

Core Responsibilities

 Security & Maintenance of the Premises & Grounds

  1. To lock and unlock academy site and buildings for use by the academy and any authorised third parties, ensuring site security in line with academy protocols.
  1. To be a first point of contact in an emergency call-out situation.
  1. To undertake basic maintenance of heating, lighting, plumbing, security systems, building fabric, decoration, furniture fixtures & fittings and grounds to ensure they operate safely and efficiently, are clean and free from litter.
  1. To check the site and buildings for damage and security issues on arrival at the premises, or as required by the Premises Manager, and to report any defects of building, furniture, fittings and equipment to the Premises Manager, ensuring that serious hazards are reported immediately.
  1. To keep paths, entrances and walkways free of ice and snow to ensure the safety of students, parents, staff and visitors.
  1. To read Gas, Electric and Water meters as required, and to ensure the daily switching off of all lights and appropriate small power sockets.
  1. To ensure that clear passage is maintained on emergency escape routes.
  1. To arrange, move, set-up furniture and facilities as specified by staff.
  1. To ensure that all plant, equipment, furniture and materials are stored safely and securely in order to prevent unauthorised access and potential accidents/misuse.
  1. To assist in the monitoring of goods inwards and deliver to departments.
  1. To sign in/sign out and supervise visiting contractors and service providers, ensuring they have access to the academy’s smoking policy, fire evacuation procedures and asbestos register.
  1. Ensure that at all times you use equipment in a safe manner and are appropriately trained.
  1. Ensure that copies of the hazard data sheets, Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Procedure documentation are available to you and that you follow the guidance therein.
  1. To carry out any other duties as may from time to time be required by the Premises Manager.

Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Hayesbrook School as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the county. Last year, children in our academies made better progress - learning and growing with us - than they would have done in other schools or academies nationally. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The Hayesbrook School, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and appropriate references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 10 years.

Application information

Completed application forms should be sent to If you require further information about the role then please contact the HR Team on 01580 712754 ext 333.

Applications will be considered upon receipt, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.