Porter/Driver

Highgate School - Highgate, North London

Reference: OCT20207917
Salary: £22,000.00 Per Annum
Category: Support Staff Vacancies
Contract: Permanent - Full Time

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PORTERS

This department sits within the Operations department and provides a service to the School in terms of the security of School premises and the safety of pupils and staff; providing the highest quality environment for staff, pupils and visitors.  Maintaining the public face of the School; external and internal mail services; storage and delivery of stationery supplies; safety and cleanliness of areas in the immediate vicinity of the Schools; the moving of equipment and furniture; preparing rooms for assemblies, concerts, exams, functions and events; transportation of pupils and staff to extra-curricular activities and carrying out minor maintenance tasks.

THE ROLE

To provide the best possible support service to the School while maintaining the environment to the highest possible standard in respect of cleanliness and safety for staff, pupils and visitors.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The main duties of the Porter/Driver staff are set out below and are carried out under the direction of the School Marshal.   

The postholder will be expected to carry out his/her duties in any part of the School as required.

DRIVING

  • Safely drive the School’s vehicles, particularly minibuses to transport pupils, service users and staff to and from set destinations and between School sites.
  • Ensure the safety of all minibus passengers when boarding, alighting and while in transit.
  • Facilitate as a designated driver on residential trips such as Outdoor Education, CCF and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • Adhere to the Highway Code as well as the School’s Health and Safety guidelines for minibus drivers.
  • Complete a Journey Sheet for trips and to accurately report matters of concern in relation to passengers or the vehicle to identified School personnel.
  • Facilitate external and internal mail deliveries between Senior School and Bishopswood Road sites as required.
  • Carry out any other driving tasks as directed.

LIFTING

  • Effect the movement of furniture, equipment and stationery across the School as required, e.g. lifting/carrying in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Assist with storage and distribution of stationery supplies, being proactive when large deliveries arrive.

DELIVERIES

  • Receive and check deliveries from suppliers, placing goods in store as necessary and pass the paperwork on to the recipient.
  • Carry out the safe and secure conveyance of important documents including examination papers in accordance with the School’s protocols.
  • Carry out minor maintenance tasks such as assembling new furniture.  Work collaboratively with the Maintenance Department in respect of minor repair works.

SET UPS/ CLEANING

  • Prepare rooms for assemblies, concerts, exams, functions and events, making sure the areas are well presented in all aspects.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of pathways, entrances, playgrounds and other areas in the immediate vicinity of the School, including gritting during snowy periods. 
  • Sweep and or jet wash pathways, quads and verandas within the School and keep the areas free of leaves and litter.  Empty litter bins on a regular basis and as necessary.
  • Assist with lost property protocols as directed, including collecting unattended items and to place at the designated lost property point. 
  • Attend team meetings as necessary.
  • Report any health and safety concerns immediately to the Maintenance Department and inform the School Marshal.

TRAINING

  • Adhere to all safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake all associated training.
  • Undertake relevant training courses, including manual handling, minibus driving assessment, first aid, ladder and step user and asbestos awareness.  

OTHER DUTIES

  • From time to time the postholder may be required to undertake reception duties in the absence of the receptionist or other Operations staff which will involve:
  • Welcoming and booking in visitors
  • Issuing visitor passes
  • Security responsibilities
  • From time to time the postholder may be required to undertake unlocking or lock-up duties in the absence of other Operations staff which may involve:
  • On opening the School buildings and at all other times, ensure that the site is safe for staff, pupils and visitors.
  • In the interests of security, lock gates and premises as necessary during the day and at the end of the day, ensuring that all areas are secure and doing everything possible to prevent unlawful access to school premises.

As a member of the Operations team, the postholder will also be expected to undertake other related duties from time to time, especially during the holiday periods, which fall within their capability and to be flexible, co-operative and generally assist other members of the team as necessary.

The postholder may be required to maintain a daily work log which will be discussed with the School Marshal on a regular basis.

Benefits:
Defined benefit (final salary) pension scheme, free access to our sports facilities (including a swimming pool), generous holiday allowance of 33 days (including bank holidays), complimentary lunch and family friendly policies.
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Posted on: Tue Oct 13 2020 Closing on: November 1, 2020

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More about Highgate School
Address: HIGHGATE SCHOOL, NORTH ROAD, LONDON N6 4AY
Type: Independent
Age Group: 3 - 19 years
Gender: Mixed