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Premises Officer

Avanti Schools Trust
Bristol, Bristol
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time
£23,048 - £24,113 per annum (+ interim allowance)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
11th July 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 12 Months
  • Job ID: 1433680

Location - Avanti Gardens School, College Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2JP

Salary - £23,048 - £24,113 per annum (additional interim allowance while uplifted annual salary figures are implemented) - 12 month fixed term going to 0.5FTE after a year 

About us and the role

Are you a skilled maintenance professional looking to make a real difference in an educational environment?
Avanti Gardens School is seeking a dedicated Premises Officer to join our vibrant team. In this role, you’ll ensure our school shines by carrying out essential operational, cleaning, and maintenance activities. You’ll oversee our real estate, uphold health and safety standards, manage security, and ensure our facilities are top-notch. Your commitment will help us deliver exceptional, compliant services and create a safe, welcoming space for our students and staff. Join us and be a key part of the Avanti Schools’ mission to foster growth and excellence in education.

Avanti Gardens School is part of the growing family of Avanti schools. Staff and students at Avanti Gardens School do not originate from any specific faith background and applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none. They will be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School and the Trust.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

What will you do?

  • Maintain the premises, grounds, and car park, ensuring cleanliness and safety, and perform emergency weather-related tasks.
  • Manage incoming goods and mail, set up rooms for events, and handle janitorial duties to support school operations.
  • Perform maintenance and handyperson tasks, including painting and grounds upkeep, and monitor car park usage.
  • Conduct security activities, such as unlocking/locking the school, setting alarms, and responding to security incidents.
  • Assist with fire alarm tests, fire drills, and emergency responses, and support other Avanti schools with projects as needed.

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:

  • Great opportunities for professional development through the Avanti Institute and our family of schools
  • NEST pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts, Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes (Weekend Retreats, Yoga Classes and Apps)
  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

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 responsibilities and essential criteria 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 Schools Trust 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.
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