Estates Officer

Estates Officer

We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and proactive individual to join the existing Estates Team.

The Estates Officer will assist with the completion of planned maintenance, emergency repairs, caretaking, security, function and event set-ups, and property upkeep. The successful individual will be expected to undertake basic general maintenance involving plumbing, painting and carpentry tasks. The post holder will also be expected to use their own initiative ensuring that routine and non-routine tasks are carried out and resolved with a timely can-do approach.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a team, demonstrating good communication and organisational skills and be comfortable liaising with staff, pupils, parents, alumni, contractors and other third party users of the School’s buildings and facilities. The successful candidate must possess a clean and current driving licence.

The John Lyon School’s estate comprises a number of buildings ranging from mid-18th Century to recent constructions. Several of the school buildings are Listed and fall within two different conservation areas. Recent developments have taken place to a number of the buildings with over £12m being spent on new build, renovation and refurbishment. Whereas the new and refurbished buildings require careful maintenance and control of the building management systems, upkeep of the other buildings relies on planned maintenance regimes and replacement of long-standing systems and fittings.

Salary: c£23,000pa depending on skills and experience
This is a permanent, full-time position (40 hours/week)
Weekly hours are on a shift rota basis from Monday – Saturday


Completed applications should be returned to recruitment.support@johnlyon.org

Please be aware that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 18th January 2019.
Interviews will take place from the following week


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.