This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to gain experience in facilities management whilst managing Health and Safety compliance in a school environment. In addition to deputising for the Facilities Manager as appropriate, this role also includes specific areas of responsibility, namely:
- To ensure the Schools comply with their Health and Safety policies
- To manage key information on statutory compliance, preventative maintenance, energy usage and services maps
- To manage minor project works
- To manage day-to-day reactive call maintenance and routine school checking procedures
We are looking for someone who is fully committed to working in a front line service role and to providing excellent customer service to support the Schools. The successful candidate will have experience of managing Health and Safety and experience of working within a facilities team. You will also be experienced in undertaking minor project works from concept to completion. The ability to communicate effectively and confidently is essential to the post.
Starting salary: £29,770 Grade 9 (SCP 25)
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week.
Holidays: 22 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays and 4 discretionary days.
Benefits: School fee discount, defined contribution pension, lunch in term time, free parking
Start date: As soon as possible, subject to satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks
King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are two of the best independent day schools in the country, sharing a leafy campus in Edgbaston, next to the University of Birmingham. Both schools are part of the King Edward VI Foundation and have high academic standards and a rich and varied extra-curricular programme. The schools have a combined pupil roll of over 1350 pupils aged from 11-18.
The original site was built in the 1930’s and includes 2 swimming pools, 2 sports halls, two off-site sports pavilions and 7 on-site residences. In recent times there have been significant additions to the site including the £11 million Ruddock Performing Arts Centre opened in 2012 and additional teaching spaces in both schools. In the last 12 months, the Schools have spent significant sums on refurbishment projects and on improving the fabric of the Schools.
Further developments are planned at both Schools, meaning that the Facilities Department has a continued key role to play in the management of a site which has expanding use of its facilities by pupils, staff, local schools and hirers.
The Facilities Department
The busy facilities department comprises in-house Cleaning, in-house Portering and Security teams and a range of specialist contractors who are retained by the Schools. The site includes the academic and sports facilities for both Schools situated on the main campus at Edgbaston Park Rd, two satellite sports sites with pavilions on either side of Eastern Rd and seven on-site residences for staff.
The Facilities Department is responsible for cleaning, portering, building maintenance and improvement works, site security and traffic management across the site. Porters duties are extremely varied and extend from furniture and office moves, security support, deliveries and collections, mail, waste and recycling, fire precautions and dealing with maintenance issues by reporting and recording damage through building inspections.
If you wish to be considered for this post, please complete an application form giving full details of your qualifications and experience and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and a short covering letter. This should outline the reasons for your application and highlight how you might stand out from other candidates in meeting the most important requirements of the person specification (maximum 2 sides of A4 please). Completed applications should be received by 9am on Thursday 17th August 2017. Interviews will be held in w/c 4th September 2017.
If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail please contact Mr Rob Ratcliffe, Facilities Manager on email@example.com
Email applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can be found on www.kehs.org.uk/Job-Opportunities