Facilities Assistant (Part Time)
Lindfield Primary Academy

Closing date: 03/07/2022

Job posted date: 21/06/2022

Salary: West Sussex Grade 4 - £19,650 - £20,043

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 20

Working pattern:
Maximum 20 hours per week (we can accommodate you if you are looking for a role of lesser hours)
Monday to Friday, 10am - 2pm (alternative hours by arrangement)

Actual starting salary (calculated pro rate):  £10,710 (pay award pending)

We are seeking a flexible, part time Facilities Assistant to join us at our 'Outstanding Primary Academy', to help us ensure that the school site is clean, secure and safe for all users. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the general care, maintenance and servicing of academy buildings and grounds
  • Working within current health and safety legislation
  • Providing a customer-facing / positive service  
  • Helping to maintain a clean, safe, hygienic and secure site 

​​​​​​​You will have:

  • Practical skills in maintenance and cleaning: DIY, painting & decorating, general garden maintenance etc
  • Experience of maintaining health & safety in a workplace
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Full clean driving licence with access to own transport
  • The ability to work as part of our team and independently​​​​​​​

For further details please see the attached full job description and person specification.

In return for your skills and experience, we offer you:

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Automatic annual pay progression
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies that are designed to support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life​​​​​​​
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Charity giving
  • Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  • Discounts on retail & travel

About Lindfield Primary Academy

Ofsted - Outstanding 2021 
Our Academy joined the University of Brighton Academies Trust on 1 September 2015. We are a large friendly Academy focused on learning and ensuring the wellbeing and success of our pupils is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on having high expectations, quality teaching and dedicated staff that means each of our pupils, as an individual, is able to access support and challenge whatever their ability, to achieve their potential.

Our children are polite, respectful, well behaved and proud to be part of our Academy and wider community. Lindfield sits at the heart of the local community with strong community links to our thriving, vibrant village and working closely in partnership with parents, pupils and our local board members to achieve the best outcome for each and every one of our pupils.

We are focused on academic, creative and sporting success for all. We pride ourselves on offering a nurturing environment, utilising our Forest School to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in our pupils. We hold the Arts Council Artsmark Award, British Council International School Award, and Platinum School Games award. ​​​​​​​Visit Lindfield Primary Academy website

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Emma Oliver on e.oliver@lindfieldprimaryacademy.org.uk. To submit your application please select the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

​​​​​​​Key dates:
Application closing date: Sunday 3 July 2022
Interview date: w/c 11 July 2022

Proposed start date: TBC