About the Role
The role of Site Manager is central to enabling excellence for all our children at Kemsley Primary Academy. It is a role which has a wide influence, which permeates through all aspects of the academy and its approach to health and safety, pupil safety and safeguarding. We offer permanent full-time contract starting as soon as possible.
The role of site manager is vital to the smooth running of our school and we would want the successful individual to be on hand to open and close our school. Therefore, would expect the successful applicant to be on site between 6:30 and 9:30 in the morning and and then again from 3:00 until 6:00 in the afternoon.
- A motivated individual excited to work in and maintain exemplary standards in a brand new, state of the art school?
- Multi-skilled and adaptable, passionate about and competent in all areas linked to ensuring site security, site safety, site maintenance and site housekeeping?
- Warm and reliable in character and fully committed to teamwork, getting the/any job done and being flexible to school need?
If so, you’ll love to be part of our team at Kemsley Academy, a school at the heart of its community.
We are seeking a professional individual who holds:
- Good working knowledge of facility management;
- Experience of managing and motivating a team and on-site contractors;
- Excellent working knowledge of Health and Safety Law and Fire Safety Law;
- The ability to maintain accurate maintenance records and site risk assessments;
- Good communication and organisation skills;
- DIY and handy person skills e.g. basic decorating skills like painting, basic carpentry skills like hanging doors or fitting a door lock, basic plumbing skills like replacing tap washers etc.
- Good computer skills e.g. excel, word, outlook and diary entries of daily, monthly and annual schedules or the willingness to learn to use our online asset and building management system;
- A flexible ‘solution focused’ approach and attitude to work;
- The ability to lead teams and is approachable and a good team player;
We can offer you:
- A firm commitment to you and your professional development;
- Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and governors;
- A growing learning community;
- Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference;
- Fantastic trust-wide CPD opportunities;
- Opportunities to further develop your career within our Multi Academy Trust, REAch2, the largest primary-only academy trust in the country;
- The unique opportunity to help develop and shape a brand-new school, including an innovative approach to curriculum provision;
Background Information about the School
Kemsley Primary Academy was opened in September 2004 and is a single form entry primary school with a nursery. The main school can take up to 210 children, 30 in each class. The nursery is able to take 52 children for five half-day sessions of two and a half hours – 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon; many children stay all day as part of our flexible care offer and for those entitled to 30 hours provision.
Our school ethos is centred upon our values of Exploration, Resilience, Positivity and Aspiration. We firmly believe that every child has the right to fulfil their potential and that we are all life-long learners. We encourage our children to be the very best that they can be by inspiring them to try and try again. We teach them that it is not a matter of not being able to do it, it is about not being able to do it YET! We are highly aspirational for our children’s development and constantly look for new ways to develop our pupils’ schema. We achieve this through our commitment to the 11b411 project.
Outside, the grounds are laid out into separate play areas; Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) play together and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) play together although we encourage free flow around the areas at lunch times to allow the children to play together regardless of year group. The large field is ideal for games. We also have a woodland conservation area which we use for our Forest School! We have an open door policy and value the support of parents. We are pleased to welcome parent helpers into school.
As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Kemsley Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Kemsley Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]
REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.
REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions.
We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.
REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.
Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.
We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.
- A wide range of professional development opportunities,
- A competitive salary,
- Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.