Site Assistant - Heathfield and St Francis Schools

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Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£10,033 - £10,203

Closing date

27 September 2021

Site Assistant – Grade B

Heathfield and St Francis Schools Grade B Actual Salary £10,033 – £10,203 (FTE £18,562 – £18,877)

20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (some flexibility required as to when hours are worked during school holidays, there may also be potential to increase hours in future)

We are a federation of two special schools in Fareham, Heathfield and St Francis, which are situated next door to each other. We provide for pupils with a wide range of complex learning difficulties, which include autistic spectrum disorder, mobility and health needs, communication or emotional and behavioural needs.

We are at an exciting time in our partnership and we are looking for an enthusiastic site assistant to join our newly formed site team. The post holder will work closely with the Federation Site Manager to manage our site and buildings to the highest possible standard.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and resourceful individual with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude, who can take responsibility for maintaining a clean and safe site.

We are looking for a professional who:
• will take pride in helping to maintain and develop our buildings and grounds;
• will show initiative, be proactive, have good organisational and time management skills;
• is able to follow systems and school policies consistently to ensure the safeguarding and safety of our pupils;
• is able to use effective communication skills with staff, visitors, parents, governors, pupils and external contractors;
• can work under own initiative where necessary;
• has a calm and consistent approach; and
• has a sympathetic understanding of our pupils’ needs.

Previous experience of working in schools would be beneficial but not essential. This role would suit someone with excellent DIY skills in order to undertake a range of repairs, maintenance and decorating.

For further details and an application form, please visit our school websites at or .

You can also contact Vanessa Thompson at St Francis School office for an informal discussion regarding the post at

The Federation of Heathfield and St Francis Special Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all of our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Closing date: Monday 27 September 2021 @ midday. 

Interview date: TBC