Facilities Assistant

  • The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth

Facilities Assistant

Job advert

Facilities Assistant


Salary: TSAT Grade C - £16,500 - £18,500 FTE (+ 10% shift allowance)

Hours:           37 hours per week

Location:      Portsmouth


Closing Date of Position: Tuesday 25th June 2019

Interview to take place week commencing: Monday 1st July 2019


We are looking to appoint a Facilities Assistant who will be based at Isambard Brunel Junior School, but on occasion will be required to work in other Portsmouth schools across our Trust.


You will be a responsible person and competent in all aspects of site maintenance.  It is imperative that our Site Team successfully manage our school premises and associated facilities, ensuring that the premises are secure, safe and well-maintained at all times to reflect the standards of education and behaviour within the schools.


As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:


Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve


Duties include:

  • unlocking and locking the premises
  • general building skills
  • interacting with sub-contractors
  • unblocking drains and cleaning
  • setting up rooms for meetings/exams and functions
  • any other duties that are required with this role.


What you will need to succeed:

  • Previously worked as a caretaker or similar
  • Practical skills in maintenance and cleaning
  • Full clean driving licence with access to own transport
  • Experience of working within an Academy/School is desirable, along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft office

What you will get in return:


  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time
  • The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme
  • An annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service.
  • A competitive salary
  • A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the schools and the Central Trust team
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our friendly schools at the start of a new and exciting time, then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.