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Estate Assistant

The assistant is responsible to the Maintenance Supervisor to assist with the smooth running of Ruthin School. To carry out maintenance and repair work, requiring non-specialist skills, to school buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings. To prepare the school for events such as Saturday testing, Open Day and the Summer Ball.


  • Minor maintenance and repairs as necessary involving both internal and external working.
  • Minor repairs to internal fixtures and fittings (including lamps and light tubes).
  • Visual checks to electrical fittings and equipment.
  • Decorating work not requiring specialist skills.
  • Reporting, both written and verbal, of faults requiring specialist skills.
  • Carry out appropriate tasks assigned as part of the school’s planned maintenance programme.
  • Carry out additional maintenance and repair work outside the planned programme as needs arise.
  • Identify and report any maintenance or repair needs.
  • Propose necessary remedial action to be carried out by the post holder or by specialist contractors.
  • Be able to use a wide range of non-specialist building skills to solve problems.
  • To support the Boarding Staff in the removal of suitcases, boxes and other items to and from the storage facilities.
  • To support the Grounds team, if deemed necessary by the Facilities Manager.
  • To help with the regular testing of Fire Alarms, emergency lighting etc. as part of the maintenance team.

It is not always possible to define all the duties and responsibilities attached to the post and some variations may be necessary from time to time.

Working Environment

Some work may be required outdoors in wet or cold weather. Suitable clothing and PPE will be provided for these tasks. The post holder may be required to work at height with ladders and training for this will be provided by the school. Lifting and carrying building materials and tools is an important part of the role, so the post holder must be physically fit.

Additional information

  • Hours of work are from 08:00 – 17:00.
  • Post holder must be prepared to work in accordance with a weekend and on-call rota.
  • Pension.
  • Training provided.
  • Uniform provided.

Personal Attributes

The post holder needs to be sensitive to needs of a wide range of users at the School.

Evidence of success in completing handyperson/minor maintenance tasks is required.

Awareness of safe working practices and good practice relevant to the duties of the post.

Ruthin School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Child protection screening is undertaken which includes checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £19,115.20 per year

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