Premises Assistant

Premises Assistant

Meath, a Speech and Language UK school, Ottershaw, Near Woking, Surrey

Permanent, Full-Time, 52 weeks per year with holiday allowance.  Part time hours will be considered but a minimum of 24 hours per week is required.

SALARY: £22,672 (pay review pending), 40 hours per week

Starting ASAP

We seek to appoint a reliable and diligent Premises Assistant with a good sense of humour. This role has been created to support the Deputy Premises Manager and Premises Manager to maintain our school site and grounds to a high standard. This will include acting as a key holder and responder in emergencies. 

Meath School based in Ottershaw, Surrey is a day and residential non-maintained primary special school for up to 75 pupils aged 4 to 11 years, where language disorder, high functioning Autism and associated difficulties are the primary need. Our multi disciplinary team of staff and volunteers are all dedicated, friendly and work very closely together. Our site is also quite special, it includes listed buildings, a small woodland, swimming pool block and adventure playground, set in over 8 acres of land.


  • Experience of working in a school environment desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of being in a similar role essential.
  • Good communication skills essential.
  • Strong time management essential.
  • Proactive approach and dependability essential.


  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and works proactively to resolve site issues brought to their attention in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate previous experience and ‘DIY skills’ to carry out minor repairs, maintenance and redecoration.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of moving and handling procedures and be physically able to carry out the physical tasks of the role (e.g. lifting, shifting, clearing snow etc).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of / be willing to learn Health & Safety and hygiene procedures and precautions.
  • Awareness of COSHH regulations, applying knowledge gained as appropriate.

Potential candidates for this role are warmly invited to visit the school or to contact the School Business Manager for an informal conversation.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Paul Gorman (Premises Manager) or Michelle Austin (School Business Manager) on 01932872302.

To find out more about Meath School and Speech and Language UK visit and

Closing date: Monday 1st January 2024          Interviews: w/c 8th January 2024


We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are male or from ethnic minority backgrounds or those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

In line with KSCIE 2022, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search covering content that is in the public domain.

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947


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