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Site Services Officer
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SCH/22/179605
  • Published: Tue 18/01/2022, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/02/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, 45.6 weeks
  • Salary: Scale 5 Point 12-16
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London, , Waltham Forest

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Site Services Officer


Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES

Site Services Manager 

Scale 5, Point 12-16 (£21,984 to £23,610 Actual per year depending on experience)

36 hours per week, 45.6 weeks per year – daily arrangement of hours to be confirmed

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School with an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible education for all young people in Waltham Forest – we are highly inclusive and our diversity is our strength.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.  Recent external reviews have given us extremely positive feedback including our ‘clear positive vision’ and ‘significant safeguarding strengths. This is an exciting time to be at a school in a stunning setting with unlimited potential and a school wide commitment to ensure that the pandemic does not prevent the ambition and success of our pupils and staff, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Staff feedback is very positive about working in our school.

We are looking for an experienced Site Services Officer to support the Site Services Manager in ensuring smooth operational running of our school site.  This will be working across two building for humanities and sixth form and also some support in the main PFU building and resources. 

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. You will also work collaboratively with Kier who oversee the main building to ensure that the whole site, is clean safe and operational at all times. 

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. 

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.  We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all.  We are part of the North East London School Teaching Hub, Seven Kings Teaching Alliance and the West Essex Teaching School Alliance. 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. 

Completed application forms should be emailed to Due to these unprecedented times, we will make a decision about how to manage the selection process in liaison with shortlisted parties.

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:  9am on Friday 4th February 2022

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.