July 1, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
The Site Assistant will be responsible for ensuring that all operational matters relating to lettings at River Academy are dealt with proactively.
£13.88 Hourly
Working Pattern
Part Time - Casual
Closing Date
July 19, 2024


Casual hours, will require evenings, weekends and school holidays

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to become one of the founding team members at River Academy?

The Site Assistant will be responsible for ensuring that all operational matters relating to lettings at River Academy are dealt with proactively and that our customers and local community receive excellent customer service when using the school facilities.

In the first year, the school will open to 187 students and this will rise to 1,200 11-18 students and an additional resource base of 35 students when full. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a small and dedicated school team, to get to know our very first cohort of students and to help them through their learning journey at the school to achieve their potential.

In the early years, we are looking for staff who are willing to be flexible to support the needs of students, and other stakeholders, and to meet the operational needs of the school. The lettings will generally happen in evenings, at weekends and over holiday periods.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Flexible and sensitive to the needs of a wide range of users with often varied needs.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of Legislation and Regulations relating to all aspects of site management e.g. to fire, health and safety, Legionella, security, COSHH and Safeguarding.
  • IT literate, able to use computer-based packages to track compliance and converse with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active, keen to be involved and to support us in providing our students with a learning environment in which they can take pride.

We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Experience in customer service.
  • The ability to develop positive and caring relationships with staff and customers.
  • Experience in a similar role, preferably within a school or college setting.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, health and safety.
  • A high level of professionalism, with respect for others, and a positive attitude towards the day to day operational workload.
  • A commitment to their own personal development.

The school will be a part of the successful Maiden Erlegh Trust who currently operate eight other schools in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. The Trust has a reputation for driving high standards and excellence in all its schools, with a strong track record of outcomes and improving OFSTED grading.

Our People Development Curriculum provides professional development pathways for every role within the Trust, both teaching and support staff, through which staff can tailor CPD to their own needs.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.

About the School

River Academy is a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built secondary school which will be serving the need for additional school places in the Reading area. Based in Richfield Avenue, the buildings will contain specialist teaching facilities in all areas of the curriculum including a wonderful hall, drama studio and sports studio.

River Academy will have high expectations for all students and a firm focus on academic excellence and participation ingrained in our every action. When full, the school will serve 1,200 11-18 year old students of all abilities and backgrounds. In addition, we will operate an Additional Resource base of 35 students for students with moderate learning difficulties.

To learn more about our school, please visit our website: 

Closing date: 9am, 19 July 2024.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and staff. We are also committed to being ambitious for all and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a section 128 check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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