Job opportunities at Warden Park Primary Academy


SALARY GRADE F:  £25,119 - £26,725

WORKING WITH: The Headteachers and local premises teams across the designated academies in order to ensure that duties may be carried out efficiently and effectively.


Do you want to make a difference to learners’ experience of school by improving and maintaining school sites?  We are looking for a self motivated individual with a solid level of DIY skills.  A qualification is not essential but you will need experience in routine maintenance, painting/decorating and gardening desirable and/or experience in plumbing, general and ground maintenance, electrical/building maintenance, heating systems and be physically fit and able to undertake the work required.


You will be based at Warden Park Primary Academy in Haywards Heath but will also undertake work to support other schools in the Haywards Heath / Mid Sussex Area that are part of the Sussex Learning Trust family. 


This is a key role working with the Headteachers and the Chief Estates Development Officer to ensure clean, well maintained and safe school grounds.  This includes the buildings, management of waste, facilities and equipment and ensuring the necessary legislative and Health & Safety requirements are met and Line management of the cleaning team at Warden Park Primary.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, well-motivated and suitably experienced person who is positive, flexible and well-organised with a ‘can do’ approach; someone who is hardworking and pro-active, who can work to a programme of work but who can also use their own initiative, with a strong work ethic and time management skills.  The ability to work effectively, calmly and often under time pressure is essential. 


Flexibility is key to this varied and exciting opportunity where no two days are the same! 


If you are interested in this role and you would like to be considered for this post, please download an application pack, available on our website  Please email your completed application form to as soon as possible. Any queries regarding the post can also be directed to this email address.


Sussex Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant pre-employment checks.   Please Note:  We advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received. 


Closing Date:   18 July 2024                  Interview Date: 19 July 2024


Application form

Safer Recruitment Form


To work under the management of the Headteacher to ensure that the designated schools buildings and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standard. You will provide a high level of customer service and ensure the safety, cleanliness and security of the premises which in turn enables the students and staff to have a comfortable, clean, safe and well maintained environment in which to work or otherwise use the school facilities. The Premises Officer will work hours as arranged with the Headteachers and Chief Estates Development Officer to achieve optimum use of our school’s resources. This will involve working at Sussex Learning Trust sites in the Haywards Heath and the Mid-Sussex area. 


Caretaking and Cleaning

  • To ensure that satisfactory levels of repair, cleanliness and hygiene are maintained with regard to buildings, external walkways, drives, playgrounds,
    drains/gullies, car parks, playing fields, gardens and ensuring that all graffiti is removed promptly. This will include line management of the cleaning team at Warden Park Primary Academy.
  • To ensure that the internal and external environment of the school is kept safe and well maintained and that pathways are clear of leaves, gritted or salted when required during wintry conditions.
  • To be responsible for the movement of large items of furniture and equipment within the premises and school site.
  • To be responsible for the distribution of deliveries of orders to ensure that supplies and equipment required by students and staff are available when needed.
  • To be responsible for the ordering of and appropriate use of cleaning supplies, equipment and spares and to update the records relating to them.
  • To carry out cleaning following accidents, sickness or spillages, and litter picking and emptying of bins as required, seasonal clearance of leaf debris, moss and snow to ensure the academy is a clean, safe, healthy and comfortable place for all to work in.
  • Full maintenance of the academy’s grounds to ensure that they are attractive, clean and provide appropriate facilities for student and staff relaxation and enjoyment. Particular tasks include but are not limited to: maintaining fencing, paved/concreted areas, signs, furniture, and litter bins.
  • Ensure that there is a high standard of cleaning in toilets, dining, all common areas during times not covered by cleaning contractors.
  • To ensure the responsible use, operation, care and maintenance of all equipment, PPE and tools associated with maintenance work and cleaning.
  • To ensure that office and other working areas are kept clean, safe and accessible to work in at all times and to ensure that all contractors comply with this instruction. Deliver a scheduled programme of minor works and undertaking general maintenance as directed (and related to personal skills e.g. plastering/decorating/carpentry) ensuring that the academy is maintained in a state of good repair.
  • To facilitate the delivery of works carried out by 3rd Party contractors when required. This will include raising quotes and booking in visits at the appropriate sites.
  • Carry out such other work as may be appropriate to the role and commensurate with experience, training and Risk Assessments.

Academy Events, Activity Programmes and Lettings

  • To assist colleagues with the set up, customer service, and effective operation of the lettings operation and the use of the site by the local community
  • To assist, in conjunction with other staff, the co-ordination of all uses of the school site.
  • To assist in the preparation of the facilities as required for academy and external events. This may occasionally include weekends on request.


  • To ensure security of buildings and premises at all times when on site and to comply with any special security requirements as outlined from time to time by the Headteachers and Leadership Teams
  • Ensure the Academies have appropriate levels of security when on duty
  • To assist in maintaining and operating the key register systems
  • To occasionally assist with emergencies which occur outside of normal working hours and to monitor the security/safety of the premises

Health and Safety Compliance

  • To comply with Health and Safety legislation, policies, risk assessments and good health, safety, welfare and safeguarding practice in relation to the use of the academy premises and grounds and own duties and responsibilities
  • Report any breaches of safety regulations/policies or other safety concerns noticed to the Chief Estates Development Officer as appropriate to enable
    the academy buildings and grounds to be safe and healthy places for students, staff and others to use. To report to the Chief Estates Development
    Officer any contravention of Health and Safety at Work Regulations that could be detrimental to health, safety and well-being of students, staff and visitors
  • To be instructed in H & S at Work matter
  • Input into the fire risk management to include supporting the evacuation of staff/students/visitors
  • To maintain all relevant logs, records and information as required by the Headteacher and Trust

Environmental Control

  • To take part and carry out waste disposal and recycling processes, energy efficiency and other sustainability initiatives that promote the reduction in
    costs and carbon footprint
  • Liaise with external contractors regarding removal of waste materials and recycling

The list of duties in this job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. The academy environment is a dynamic one and changes in working practises occur on a regular basis, the candidate should be resilient to change and show a willingness to adopt and champion new practises. As a term of your employment you may be required to undertake various other duties as may reasonably be required and are commensurate with the level of the post holder. Your duties are set out in the above job description, but please note that Warden Park Academy and Sussex Learning Trust maintains the right to update your job description from time to time, to reflect changes as outlined above and also to your role. You will be consulted about any proposed changes.

Confidentiality: The Premises & Facilities Officer is required to respect the confidentiality of all matters relating to the Trust, and Warden Park students and staff.




Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to make a difference?
Do you have a passion for improving opportunities for children in education in your community?

Would you like to develop your own professional skills?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, perhaps you might consider volunteering as a school governor at Warden Park Primary Academy.

Our Governors play an important role in leading our Sussex Learning Trust academies. They set the strategic vision and direction, approve the budget and hold the Headteacher and senior leaders to account for the educational outcomes of our pupils. The Governing Body has significant delegated authority to lead the academies backed up by the support and partnership opportunities provided by Sussex Learning Trust.

Our Governors are all volunteers. Working together as a local governing body, they play a valuable role in bringing their own experiences and perspectives from work, public service and the community together to help support, challenge and inform decision-making for our academy. They all share the collective aim of promoting ongoing development and improvement of our academy in the interests of the children and communities that they serve.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with relevant professional skills or personal experience and:
● a background in education, finance or strategic planning to further complement the skills
and experience of the existing governing body; and/or
● a real passion for improving opportunities for young people in our academy and the local

If you would like any further information about the roles, please contact Verity Bayliffe (Clerk to the
Governing Body of Warden Park Primary Academy) who can
provide you with further details and an application form.



Safeguarding Statement


Warden Park Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    • Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks are undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.
    • Every post in the Academy is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 
    • The school undertakes regular audits of its practice
    • The Head teacher reports on such matters on a termly basis to the Governing Body
    •  Safeguarding governor undertakes their own independent inspection of our Single Central Record
    • Training has been given to all staff regarding serious case reviews 
    • All staff receive an annual training update in this area; additional courses are attended by staff

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Steve Davis (Headteacher).

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Angela Baxter, Mrs Liz Brodie, Mrs Hannah Dodd, Mrs Katie McDonald and Mrs Sarah Goodenough.

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Lucinda Meagher. 

The West Sussex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 01403 229900 or out of hours on 0330 222 6664 or 07711 769657



PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO OUR  Sussex Learning Trust Ex-Offenders Policy 







Warden Park Secondary Academy has an exciting opportunity for volunteers to work with a range of learners who have a learning/additional support need and require a reader/scribe during examinations and to support assessment work. Full training to provide this support to their learners will be provided.

Volunteers should have a good academic ability, preferably with previous experience working with young people or within education, and appreciate the importance of confidentiality.

Volunteers will be asked to complete and return a Warden Park Support Staff application form available on our website ( and also provide the names and full contact details (including email addresses) of two professional referees. All successful volunteers will also be subject to a Health Assessment.

Warden Park Secondary Academy is part of the Sussex Learning Trust and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks.

For further information please contact Mandy Bell, Volunteer Co-ordinator in Additional Needs, at Warden Park Secondary Academy by email or telephone 01444 457881 ext. 280.