Cleaning Supervisor / Premises Officer

Hours: 37 per week, 11am - 7pm

Salary: Grade 5, Full time - £24,294 (pending NJC pay rise)

Contract Type: Permanent

Starting: September 2024

Job Specification

Fordwater School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, reliable, flexible and committed person to work within our Premises Team to support in the maintenance and improvement of our school buildings and grounds.

We are looking to recruit a Cleaning Supervisor / Premises Officer within our Premises team to assist in the provision of cleaning supervision, maintenance and security services on the school premises and site, ensuring a safe, efficient and fit for purpose working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the provision of maintenance and security services on the school premises and site, thereby ensuring a safe, efficient and fit for purpose working environment
  • Supervise the work of all cleaning staff in order to maintain and deliver a quality service according to set work schedules and procedures
  • Support the development of the school by working a shift roster, to provide cleaning supervision during the week and to act as an effective on-site contact point for school activities and community lettings
  • Attending the site outside of normal working hours in regards to locking/unlocking and any additional cleaning, setting of security alarm systems and carrying out security checks.

Essential skills and qualifications include

  • Basic standard of secondary education with good numeracy and literary skills including GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Previous experience
  • Willingness to participate in training
  • The ability to implement and adhere to standards and procedures
  • Health and Safety experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer skills

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

As a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • a competitive salary
  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • generous holiday entitlement of between 25 and 31 days, depending on job title and length of service
  • maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • a range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers; groceries, travel, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities, high street retailers and the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform (see our Staff discounts page if you are a business looking to offer a discount)
  • discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • a range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives
  • health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans
  • salary finance schemes
  • working for a veteran-friendly employer.

Fordwater is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and two references, including one from their most recent employer.

Job Description and Application Forms are available at the bottom of this web page.

Closing date: Friday 19th July 2024 at 12pm
Interviews: Monday 22nd July 2024

To apply, please complete the application form and shortlisted candidate information form below and email this to:

Unfortunately we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually. We would therefore like to thank you for your application and interest in Fordwater School.

Fordwater School is committed to safe recruiting, all posts are subject to a D.B.S. check.


Cleaning Supervisor / Premises Officer - Job Description

Cleaning Supervisor / Premises Officer - Job Application Form

Shortlisted Candidate Information Form