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Facilities Assistant

Vacancy Summary
Olive AP Academy – Havering
£16,755 + London allowance £1,996
Olive AP Academy - Havering
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/11/2018 at 18:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Olive AP Academy – Havering

Inskip Drive, Hornchurch, RM11 3UR

T: 01708 478892

E: lisa.jobson@oliveacademies.org.uk

W: http://aphavering.oliveacademies.org.uk

Twitter: @OAHavering


Facilities Assistant

Location: Olive AP Academy - Havering in Hornchurch and Olive AP Academy - Thurrock

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £16,755 + London allowance £1,996

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: As soon as possible


We are seeking a facilities assistant to join our small team:

  • To work closely with the facilities manager to ensure good maintenance and management of our academy buildings and grounds
  • To maintain our buildings; complete minor repairs and manage contractors when needed.


The role is based at two of our academies - in Tilbury, Thurrock and in Hornchurch, Havering (a willingness to travel is essential). We are looking for someone to help keep our academies clean and safe and maintain a positive working and learning environment for our staff, students and visitors.


You will: 

1) Assist with maintenance of academy buildings and grounds; undertaking minor repair work.

  • Maintain the buildings by completing work from the fault log book kept on each site, performing daily litter picking duties, maintaining external bins, washing external windows, moving furniture, stepladder checks, porterage of deliveries and basic plumbing duties. 
  • Ensure that fire regulations are observed and regular checks are carried out and logged including the weekly alarm test, fire extinguisher test and emergency lighting test. 
  • Check that agreed work by contractors is completed satisfactorily and follow up on any concerns.
  • Ensure our buildings are adequately heated and that boilers are maintained and serviced as required.

2) Help keep our staff and students safe.

  • Keep the academies’ surrounding grounds properly cared for and landscaped.
  • Ensure the security of the buildings by checking perimeter is secure and access gates are kept locked on daily basis.
  • Respond appropriately to emergencies situations or urgent issues and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of relevant health and safety requirements.


3) Demonstrate excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage your own workload. 

  • Ability to work accurately with detailed information and ensure that practical tasks are fully completed.
  • Computer literate and competent in using Microsoft packages such as Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Self-motivated and able to work confidently and professionally in a dynamic and sometimes challenging environment.
  • Willing to travel between our academies* and able to work within a small team (*ability to drive and use of your own car is essential)


Applicants are most welcome to come and visit our academies. Please contact Arwyn.Thomas@oliveacademies.org.uk, T: 01273 573834 if you have any further queries about the role.  


Please download a job pack for full details of the role and an OA application pack at https://www.oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us/

Application deadline is 19th November 2018 6pm. 


Olive Academies (OA) supports children and young people who have experienced difficulty in learning in mainstream schools. We work with pupils who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs. We are a multi-academy trust with three alternative provision academies and an outreach service in London and east of England. Find our more about us at www.oliveacademies.org.uk


Olive Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.


How to apply
Please download a job pack for full details of the role and an OA application pack at https://www.oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us/
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