October 6, 2021
Job Type
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
October 22, 2021


Permanent/Full time, 37 Hours a week, start and finish times flexible and to include a half hour unpaid break.  

Monday to Friday (with occasional ad-hoc work at weekends), all year round

Accommodation is available on the school site (2/3 bedroom bungalow) at a considerably discounted monthly rental 

Furze Platt Senior School is proud of its spacious school estate which includes a state of the art teaching block, a recently constructed theatre seating 400 people, a gym, dance studio and astro-turf as well as classrooms with up-to-date IT equipment and newly refurbished café facilities.  We are looking for someone with experience in site management and maintenance to assume the role of Facilities Manager, managing a strong site and cleaning team and continuing the enhancement of the learning environment for our students and staff.  This will include planning and management of all aspects of the school estate such as capital projects, repairs and maintenance, grounds maintenance and health and safety, in line with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Security is of utmost importance, and you would be responsible for keeping the site safe and secure.  The role involves management of the site and cleaning team (approximately 10 staff members) ensuring they are aware of priorities and work as a team to support the school in the achievement of its objectives.  Making staff aware of health and safety is important as is ensuring that the school is both safe and welcoming for students, staff, parents/carers and visitors.  Reporting to the Head of Operations, the successful applicant must be able to put together site maintenance and development plans, identifying and costing out short, medium and longer term priorities. In addition, you will carry out risk assessments relating to the school premises and ensure that control measures are implemented.   As a school we are keen to support a community effort towards sustainability and this role plays a key part by contributing to waste reduction and taking the lead in energy efficiency initiatives.

If you have experience in managing people and projects, are a team player and relish the opportunity to work in a busy environment where no two days are the same this would be an exciting opportunity for you.  You would be joining a strong and enthusiastic Senior Business Team which works alongside a dedicated Senior Leadership Team in a school which strives daily to achieve excellence.  Living on site in the school bungalow is preferred, however all applicants with the right experience and skills will be considered.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 22 October 2021

Interviews will take place: Wednesday 3 November 2021 

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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