37 hours a week on a flexible rota basis, full time
The Weald is an outstanding, high achieving, popular and oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, 10 minutes from Horsham, 35 minutes from Guildford and Brighton, and an hour by train to London. The school has an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and we pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every child is important. The school was judged to be “Outstanding in all areas” by Ofsted. Our three year rolling average Progress 8 results place us in the top 20% of schools nationally.
We require a flexible, dedicated and highly motivated individual to take a strategic role in our site development and maintenance and lead the premises team of our large comprehensive school in Billingshurst.
Duties will include a wide range of internal and external facilities management and practical site maintenance. Key responsibilities will include:
- Responsible for ensuring the good condition, presentation and maintenance of the school site and grounds
- Responsible for maintaining the efficient running of the school’s plant, machinery and property
- Responsible for managing an effective site development and maintenance programme
- Responsible for the management of the premises and cleaning teams
- Responsible for the management and control of contractors (whilst on site)
- Procurement of projects and works and stock control of equipment and supplies within an agreed budget
The successful candidate will need to have previous experience in facilities management. They will have the ability and commitment to deliver high standards of cleaning, security, facilities maintenance and development to ensure a safe and pleasant working environment for our students and staff. They will be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, and have the essential attributes shown in our person specification.
We warmly welcome applications for individuals who have relevant experience in working in property or facilities maintenance and are confident in working with staff at all levels.
If you relish the opportunity of working with highly motivated students in a supportive and stimulating professional environment, The Weald School would welcome your application. We also welcome visits to the school from interested candidates.
If you are interested in this post you can either telephone our Business Manager, Kate Truss on 01403 787200 for an informal chat or download an application pack from the “Join Us” / “Working Here” / “Vacancies” / “Support Staff Vacancies” page on our website by clicking on the apply button.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 10 May 2021.
Interviews are planned for Monday 17th May 2021.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.