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Site Officer

Sir Robert Woodard Academy
Lancing, West Sussex
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
As soon as possible
6th April 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
Other Graduates; Apprentices
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: Other Graduates; Apprentices
  • Job ID: 1311127

                                                                                          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

                                                                                                   Salary £21,968 per annum

                                                                                    Annual leave: 25 days plus all public holidays

                                                          Opportunity to study for a relevant qualification via a paid Apprenticeship

The School:

Built in 2012, The Sir Robert Woodard Academy 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 and Premises Team as soon as possible. We are looking for an individual with a positive demeanour, a ‘can do’ approach and an understanding of the high personal and professional standards required of all staff in schools. Willingness to contribute to the team’s tasks, however unglamorous, is more important than having specific DIY skills. Key tasks in this role include basic maintenance and repairs, porterage, cleaning and litter collection. This would be a perfect opportunity for someone looking to start a career in property maintenance and there is an opportunity to gain a relevant qualification via a paid Apprenticeship. 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:

The successful post-holder will:-

  • Be well-presented with strong interpersonal skills
  • Have a good level of fitness and flexibility - essential as the role involves walking and manual labour
  • Have a good understanding of health and safety and ideally a basic understanding of COSHH
  • Display a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be willing and 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.

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.

Our commitment to Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities:

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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. 

We reserve the right to interview and close the advert at any time should a strong candidate come forward, therefore don't delay your application.


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

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