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Premises Officer

Avanti Grange Secondary School
Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
Contract Type
Full Time
£23,048 - £24,113 per annum
Start Date
1st April 2024
1st March 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st April 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1404077

About us and the role

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Avanti Grange site team.

We need an exceptional person as our Premises Officer to join our team at Avanti Grange who will support ensuring the site and premises are safe, secure and well organised so that our children have the very best learning environment.

This is a unique opportunity to help develop the school, which will be shaped by three key elements for both students and staff:

• Educational excellence

• Character formation

• Spiritual insight

Avanti Grange Secondary School opened in September 2022 on the site of our new primary school, Avanti Meadows, before moving to a new, permanent site in September 2023. The school opened with 4 forms of entry (120 Year 7 students only) in September 2022 rising to 6 form of entry (180 Year 7 students) from September 2023.One of the many things that makes Avanti Grange Secondary School distinctive is its values-based approach to education. We encourage students to value self, others and the environment and empower them to be effective learners as well as good and responsible citizens.

We will develop resilient, communicative, and organised young people, the leaders of the future with drive and initiative. We will seek to create an environment where we can all live and thrive together, where the conditions for growth are ideal.

Our students will be:

• Courageous - with a strength to stand up for their beliefs and values

• Curious - with a love for lifelong learning

• Resilient - with no self-imposed limits

Avanti Grange Secondary School is part of Avanti Schools Trust, a successful and growing multi-academy trust (MAT) with a track record of delivering strong outcomes for children. The majority of our schools are significantly over-subscribed.

Why should you apply

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

• A strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight

• Great opportunities for professional development

• NEST pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria

• O2 discounts

• NUS Card

• Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers

• Access to multiple well-being programme

• Cycle to work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

• Plus many more.

What will you do?

• Keeping premises, grounds and car park tidy, swept and free of leaf and litter accumulation and ensuring hard surfaces are free from weeds, including providing an emergency ad hoc response in the event of adverse weather conditions to undertake snow clearance and gritting. Keeping external rubbish bins emptied.

• Receiving incoming goods and mail, receipting, sorting and ensuring correct distribution and dispatch. This does not include specialist equipment which should be organised by the responsible department. e.g. art displays, IT deliveries, science chemicals, exam and confidential papers etc.

• Setting up of all scheduled room layouts, equipment and the setting up during open evenings and weekends.

• Monitoring of car park at specified intervals, ensuring that only authorised users (from the list provided by the School) are parked

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

• Good communication skills; written and verbal.

• NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Numeracy and Literacy.

• General knowledge of building maintenance procedures and relevant skills

• Understanding of Health and Safety and security issues.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision.

• Good organisational skills- ability to meet deadlines and make decisions in emergencies.

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.


Safeguarding Statement:

Avanti Grange Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Avanti Grange Secondary School

Avanti Grange Secondary School

Part of Avanti Schools Trust

Avanti Schools Trust