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Site Services Officer
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SCH/20/127245
  • Published: Mon 01/06/2020, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/06/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, TTO 45.6 weeks
  • Salary: £24,462 - £25,809 FT / £21,393 - £22,571 if PT
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London, , Waltham Forest

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Site Services Officer

Site Service Officer

Scale 5, point 12-15 pro rata (£21,393 to £22,571 per year depending on experience)

36 hours per week, 45.6 weeks per year


Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas.


We are looking for an experienced Site Services Officer to support the Site Services Manager in ensuring smooth operational running of our new Humanities Building and Sixth Form Block.  This post operates on a shift system and the successful candidate will do an early shift one week and a late shift the following week alternating every other week with the Site Manager.


The successful candidate will have daily duties ensuring the security of our school premises and ensuring that our school is a safe environment. The role will include maintaining standards of health and safety including statutory obligations; carrying out minor repairs and general maintenance; liaising with contractors; ordering supplies and security of the site as directed by the Site Services Manager.


It is essential that you have a flexible approach, a high degree of motivation and be fully committed to working in a school environment.  You will be required to show initiative and promote a positive image of the site through your work.


Ofsted (September 2018)


“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.”


“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.”


“Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”


Our Values:



We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. Pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.



We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.



We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.


The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be.  The school has excellent resources and a stunning, spacious site on the edge of Epping Forest including a staff car park and surrounding roads that do not require a parking permit.   We are also a 15 minute walk from Chingford Station which has great links into the City.


We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.


If you are interested, please look at our school website where you will find application forms and further information.  If you wish to speak to someone about the role please contact Julie Vazquez, School Business Manager on 0208 498 5110


Completed application forms should be emailed to



Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 


Closing date for receipt of applications:  Monday 15th June 2020 at 9am


Interviews to be held: TBC


Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.