May 24, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Leigh Academies Trust has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an experienced and knowledgeable Facilities Manager
£27,979 pa plus 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Working Pattern
Full time: 37 hours per week
Closing Date
June 12, 2023


Leigh Academies Trust has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an experienced and knowledgeable Facilities Manager to join our fantastic team, starting as soon as possible. 

Our successful candidate will have previous premises management experience, taking full responsibility for the care and maintenance of the premises of The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy and Dartford Primary AcademyThis is a busy position and our successful candidate will be required to travel across the 2 academies on a weekly basis (3 days per week at The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy and 2 days per week at Dartford Primary Academy). Therefore, applicants must have a driving licence. Interested candidates are asked to submit one application for either job advert.

You will be a key player in ensuring the high standards of compliance are maintained and that facilities are safe and fit for purpose. You will manage a team of Premises Operatives and work closely with the Hard Facilities Manager to ensure that the internal and external environment is conducive to the promotion of learning. A knowledge of Health and Safety is essential to this role as well as being able to communicate effectively.

Benefits of working as a Site Manager at a Leigh Academies Trust site;

  • 25 days annual leave pa plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days + bank holidays based on five years' service.
  • Full company closure and time off between Christmas and New Year.
  • You'll be part of a friendly and supportive team.
  • A flexible and proactive ethos.
  • Training and qualifications supported / encouraged.
  • Mileage allowance for travel between sites.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme).
  • Free, on-site parking at every site.
  • Dedicated site office ​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is a permanent, full time role offering £27,979 pa as a starting salary.​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and two special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

​​​​​​Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

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