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Site Officer

Sir Robert Woodard Academy
Lancing, West Sussex
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
As soon as possible
19th February 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
Other Graduates
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: Other Graduates
  • Job ID: 1302873

                                                                                          Site Officer - required all year round

                                                                                                    Full Time and Permanent

                                                                       37 hours per week, Monday-Friday, various 8 hour shifts*

                                                                      *required to work anytime between 6am and 6pm on a rota

                                                                  some weekend work required on a rota system (overtime payable)

                                                                                                   Salary £21,968 per annum

                                                                                   Annual leave: 25 days plus all public holidays

The School:

Built in 2012, The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, boasts modern and spacious facilities, such as a fitness suite, theatre and sports hall. It is a thriving 11–18 Academy, serving primarily the students of Lancing, Sompting and West Shoreham, though we welcome students from all surrounding areas. As the school grows in popularity, there is likely to be further expansion and development over the coming years.

Quotes from full Ofsted inspection report October 2021: Rating of “Good” in all areas:

"The school is a calm and orderly place for pupils to learn….Pupils treat each other with respect … low-level disruption is rare."

"Pupils, parents and carers feel proud of their school…one parent told us ‘we are really impressed with the school, the ethos and the staff’.”

The Position:

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Site Officer to join the Academy and the dedicated Site Team as soon as possible.  We are looking for an individual with relevant skills or experience, high personal and professional standards and a positive ‘can do’ approach. Key tasks in this role include basic maintenance and repairs, porterage, cleaning and litter collection. Please review the job description for further details on the role responsibilities.

Staff Benefits:

● free use of the Academy’s fitness suite

● free employee wellness programme and onsite wellbeing support

● generous employer contribution pension scheme of 21.5%;

● free on-site parking and easy access to local public transport

● cycle to work scheme

The Person:

At SRWA, our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with wellbeing support, coaching, mentoring and a wide range of top-quality training and CPD programmes delivered at every level up to senior leadership.

A Staff Well-being survey in June 2022 revealed our staff consider these areas ‘outstanding’:

Staff morale and job satisfaction

Opportunity for staff to offer ideas and for staff professional development

Appreciation of staff achievement/contribution

Students' respect for staff/others.

The successful post-holder will:-

• Be well-presented with strong interpersonal skills; a good level of fitness is essential

• Have relevant trade skills/experience & be able to do a range of duties, including some heavy lifting

• Have a good understanding of health and safety and a basic understanding of COSHH

• Show initiative, work well under pressure and be able to multi-task

• Take pride in and actively contribute to keeping the site and grounds clean and presentable

• Be a strong team player who will consistently implement Trust and Academy policies

• Understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality and professionalism

• Relate well to young people and adults alike

• Work flexibly and be comfortable with changing shifts and priorities.

Our commitment to Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities:

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. All posts will be subject to safeguarding and vetting checks, including the receipt of two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal record self-declaration form and to give consent for an online search to be carried out against their name. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check, therefore individuals on the children’s barred list (and adults barred list where relevant) should not apply. There is a six month probation period for all post-holders. The Academy is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 19/02/23**

**Please note we reserve the right to close the advert at any time before the deadline date, should a sufficient number of strong applications be received. If you are interested then you are advised to apply early.


Safeguarding Statement:

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts will be subject to satisfactory references and successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.
Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

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