November 11, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
Can you provide a professional and effective facilities management service over two academies?
Main Pay Scale: West Sussex Grade 9 - £30,396 - £33,126 pa
Working Pattern
Full time • Permanent • 37 hours per week • Start date January 2023 or as soon as possible
Closing Date
November 27, 2022


37 hours per week

Can you provide a professional and effective facilities management service over two academies?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Facilities Manager to effectively manage and undertake site maintenance, services, and compliance across two academies, one of which will be a new Free School in Burgess Hill (planned opening date September 2024).

The post holder will play a key role in re-establishing team structures within the existing Burgess Hill academy and establishing new operational practises and procedures to align with the Trust strategy.

​​​​​​​In this role you will:

  • Inspect, monitor, record and maintain academy building and grounds maintenance standards.
  • Lead and manage facilities management staff ensuring that all service requirements are met through agreed Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicator.
  • Supervise all building, grounds maintenance and external contractors work with strict adherence to Health and Safety regulations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Experience of building maintenance work.
  • Current knowledge of Health and Safety Regulations, including COSHH and risk assessments, and how they apply in an academy environment.
  • The ability to demonstrate good interpersonal skills to communicate with a range of clients, both internal and external.

Reporting to the Estates and Facilities Management Director within the Trust, this is an important role in ensuring that a professional and effective facilities management service is provided to staff, students, visitors and customers using the academy premises. ​​​​​​​For more information about this opportunity, please download the job description and person specification and the candidate pack.

The Burgess Hill Academy

At The Burgess Hill Academy, we challenge and support our students so that they aim high. Academic learning is our central focus, backed up by a strong belief in enhancing our students’ wellbeing and creating employable adults for the future.

It’s an exciting time for our Academy. Classrooms and science labs have been updated and improved and we’ve revitalised outdoor areas fit for today’s students.

The academy is committed to ensuring that every pupil leaves with the qualifications, enrichment experiences and employability skills they need for life. It has a published admissions number of 240 and total capacity of 1200.

Visit our website. 

We truly value the experience, the dedication and the commitment of all our employees.

When you work with us, we will offer you industry leading benefits including:

  • Teachers and Support Staff receive automatic annual pay awards.
  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression.
  • A commitment to your health & wellbeing; onsite Wellbeing Champions, flexible working opportunities from Day 1, an Employee Assistance program.
  • Generous public sector pension scheme.
  • Discounts on retail & travel.
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme.
  • Charity giving.
  • Generous annual leave + bank holidays.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are very proud to be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. Please visit our website. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The University of Brighton is the sponsor of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. Close connection with the university allows us to draw on the expertise of its education experts and external contacts – something that greatly benefits our academies and our pupils.

Closing date: Sunday 27 November 2022

Interview date: Week commencing 28 November 2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Only registered members can apply for jobs.