Head Porter

  • Job Reference: Whitgift-Head Porter
  • Date Posted: 5 November 2020
  • Recruiter: Whitgift School (Part of the John Whitgift Foundation
  • Location: South Croydon, London
  • Salary: £28,314 to £34,569
  • Bonus/Benefits: Generous benefits package
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: N/A

Job Description

Full-Time, Full Year

Salary Range: £28,314.00-£34,569.00 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)


Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1500 pupils including over one hundred boarding pupils and flexi-boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.


We are seeking to appoint a Head Porter to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the front of house element of the School and manage a team of four School Porters.


The Head Porter and his/her team of Porters are often the interface between the School and members of the public and parents. As the first member of staff that a visitor meets, they have a very important role to play in presenting the School in the best possible light and should always be professional and act in a polite and courteous manner. They are also a key component of the Facilities Team in preparing the School for day-to-day activities and special events.


The Porters’ hours extend beyond those normally worked by other members of staff, and they, therefore, have a very considerable role to play in security, fire prevention and energy conservation. Their presence often deters the casual intruder, and in an emergency, they are often the first person on the scene.


The Head Porter is responsible, through the Deputy Estates Manager to the Estates Manager. The position is available from November/December 2020.


In return we offer a generous salary and benefits package including a money purchase pension scheme (plus Life Assurance Cover), Employee Discount Club, discounted school fees for the Foundation Schools, discounted off-peak membership at our on-site gym (Nuffield Health), membership of a healthcare plan, a range of family-friendly benefits and season ticket loan.


We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.


Please go to the School website (www.whitgift.co.uk/vacancies) for more information. For further information about the role and the skills required, select the white'documents available' button at the top left of the advertisement, and the green 'apply' button on the top rightfor the online application form. For any queries, please telephone Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or e-mail SchoolHR@whitgift.co.uk .


Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may take place at any time and we therefore invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.


Closing date: Midday on Friday 30 October 2020


Due to the current uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the school may amend the closing date. Flexibility regarding the interview may also be required to ensure the health and welfare of our school community.


Whitgift School (part of the John Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service