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Estates Supervisor

The post of the Estates Assistant is an important school role, with main focus on day-to-day routine maintenance of estates, facilities and grounds services. The key attribute required for this post is the ability to form effective relationships with colleagues, and personal approach and understanding in all circumstances. There also has to be the right balance between the level of autonomy, and support required from senior colleagues.

You will enjoy a busy role with many varied responsibilities. This role will report to the Estate Supervisor

This role description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

Above all, the post holder must be aware of the current legal requirements, school policies and guidance on the safeguarding and promotion of the well-being of children and young people.


  • Competitive (depending on skills and experience)
  • Full time (52 weeks per annum - 37 hours per week, 30 days holiday
  • Contributory pension scheme


There is a 6 months’ probation period, with notice of one term on either side, after which the post will be confirmed as permanent. This post is subject to regular appraisal.

he Purcell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. JOB TITLE: Estates Assistant

This job specification sets out the principal duties of the post at the time of drafting. Specific responsibilities are as follows:


  • Estate Supervisor


The Purcell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • To work with the Estate Supervisor to carry out reactive and pre planned maintenance, working with suitably qualified contractors, monitoring the safety of their working practices, reporting where possible on the quality of their work and follow up any apparent failures or further work required
  • To undertake a range of re-decoration and maintenance work, as agreed with the Estates Supervisor to ensure a high standard of repair and decoration throughout the school
  • Regularly inspect equipment to ensure that it is clean and in a safe working order, reporting any deficiencies as appropriate to the Estates Supervisor
  • Assisting the Estates Supervisor in ordering of equipment / replacements when required
  • Assist Estates Supervisor in making sure the site is tidy for Open Days / events and setting up as required
  • To assist the Estates Supervisor in the following areas of compliance / checks ensuring these are carried out on site and recorded
    • Weekly fire alarm testing
    • Setting off fire alarms in a practice drill
    • Emergency lighting monthly flick test
    • Monthly Legionella checks
  • Assist the Estates Supervisor in arranging for the annual inspection and servicing for boilers, alarm systems, fire systems / extinguishers, access equipment, PAT testing
  • Assist the Head Housekeeper with holiday lettings on site
  • To comply with the Health and Safety at Work Regulations, ensuring the safety of themselves and others are maintained and that Health and Safety responsibilities are carried out
  • Carrying out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by the Estates Supervisor

If you wish to apply, please click on the link provided and you will be redireced to the Schools website. Please complete the School’s Application Form and send it with a supporting Personal Statement to the Bursar as soon as possible. Please do not send a separate curriculum vitae.

Personal statements should outline your relevant experience and evidence your achievements.

The selection process will include an interview and presentation. Candidates will be required to bring evidence of identity and qualifications to the interview.


The Purcell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants should read the School’s Child Protection policy, which is available on our website, and are required to declare any criminal convictions or cautions, or disciplinary proceedings related to young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including records checked and processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


The Purcell School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes application from appropriately qualified people regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, religion, disability or age. Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.

Aldenham, England, UK