Evening Premises Officer

Closing date:
£10-£11 per hour
Reigate, Surrey
Dunottar School
High Trees Road


Job description

Job Title: Evening Premises Officer

Reports to: Estates and Facilities Manager

Start Date: Immediate start

Hours: 5pm – 10pm Monday to Friday (including 30 min unpaid break)

Work Pattern: 43 weeks per year (term time plus 8 weeks)

Rate of pay: £10-11 per hour



Dunottar is a co-educational school for pupils aged 11-18 set in extensive grounds of 15 acres on the outskirts of Reigate.  Having joined United Learning in March 2014, the school became co-educational in September 2014, with boys joining Dunottar for the first time.  With a new Headmaster in September 2017, the school is on a very exciting journey.  The school is experiencing fast growth in pupil numbers and it recently announced a £6.6Million capital development programme to build a new Sixth Form Centre and a whole school Assembly Hall to accommodate future growth. 


Dunottar is a great place to work, with a team of highly professional and committed teachers and support staff.  We incorporate best practice from independent schools and academies right across the United Learning Group, whilst retaining our unique, friendly ethos in Reigate where pupils are nurtured to make significant personal progress at the same time as achieving excellent academic results.  United Learning is an outstanding organisation which prides itself on providing a working and learning environment which encourages ‘the best in everyone’.  You will join a network of staff belonging to 60 other schools, with opportunities to engage with fellow professionals which far exceed what one school could achieve on its own.  Personal development and career opportunities are excellent.


Main Purpose

Dunottar is now seeking to appoint an Evening Premises Officer to work as part of the Facilities Management Team. Principal responsibilities will be to ensure security of the site and support the weekday premises team with maintenance, school set ups and activities to ensure the safety and smooth operation of the school.


Key Responsibilities

Duties to Include:

  • Operate within all United Learning Health & Safety regulations at all times

  • Ensure child safeguarding in line with United Learning policy

  • Locking and unlocking of the school site and buildings (as required) including setting alarms and switching off lights

  • Carry out PPM as required by the Estates and Facilities Manager

  • Carry out low risk maintenance work as agreed with the Estates and Facilities Manager

  • Set up for events and assemblies as required (repetitive lifting of chairs and tables involved)

  • Provide a portering service (some heavy lifting involved)

  • Patrol the school and report any suspicious activity to the police

  • Monitor car parking and traffic safety inside the school and around the school gates area

  • Produce reports for the week daytime premises team

  • Ensure the school buildings and site are clean and presentable

  • Litter picking and rubbish clearance as required (some heavy lifting required)

  • Decorating, painting and light refurbishment works

  • Check all school toilets and make sure they are kept clean, hygienic and tidy

  • Act as a fire warden and manage fire alarm activations and evacuations

  • Support school evening /weekend activities such as parent’s evenings and events

  • Inspect the site and report repairs to the Estates and Facilities Manager

  • Attend training courses as required by United Learning

  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Estates and Facilities Manager


Person Specification

Professional Qualifications, Skills and Experience


•             Good DIY/buildings maintenance skills are essential

•             Good communication skills and the ability to communicate information to the right people in a timely and clear manner

•             Experience of listening actively, demonstrating the ability to understand instructions and respond appropriately

•             Physical ability to carry out all tasks within the role's remit


Personal Qualities          


•             Reliable and positive attitude

•             Ability to be flexible and work as part of a team or individually as required

•             Ability to manage own time efficiently and demonstrate initiative including establishing priorities

•             Ability to demonstrate an understanding of pupils, parents, staff and other users of the school site


Philosophy and Ethos


•             A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

•             Ability to adhere to the school's policies and procedures including equal opportunities and health and safety policies

  •        Ability to contribute to the school's ethos of excellence and mutual respect