Facilities Manager, Banham, Norfolk

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Acorn Park SchoolBanham, Norfolk

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £35,000
Contract term: Permanent

Job Title:  Facilities Manager

Hours:  Full-Time 40 hours per week

Salary:  £35,000

We are looking for a Facilities Manager to join the team at Acorn Park School in Banham, Norfolk to be responsible for the provision of a safe, secure, well presented environment to our children and young people, staff, parents and other stakeholders. 

Acorn Park is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) School and Residential home within the Acorn Care and Education and NFA Group, the UK’s Largest, Independent Children’s services group. It specialises in communication and learning challenges associated with Autism. The school and homes are within a private, 30 acre Estate situated within Norfolk’s picturesque and tranquil countryside. 

Acorn Park is part of the Acorn Care and Education Group, the second largest private sector provider of special needs education in the country operating 19 schools for children and young people who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.

About the role

The Facilities Manager will sit on the senior leadership team and will contribute to the growth and development of the service. The successful candidate will be Accountable for the delivery of quality, efficient, collaborative support services to the Care and Education teams. You will also manager all staff employed within the facilities team

You will undertake full reviews of the existing estates, catering and domestic teams and make recommendations on how best to deliver services, including identifying deliverables, team structures and efficiencies. The facilities Manager will be accountable for site safety, health and environmental compliance and will support the senior leadership team in the continued development of best process and policy.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who has previous multi-building Facilities Management experience. The successful candidate will have comprehensive experience of Risk Assessments and Health and Safety management. We need someone who can build effective relationships within the Group and wider community. Relevant professional qualifications or membership of a professional body are desirable but not essential. 

Why work for us?

· Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference

· Be part of a supportive and dedicated team

· Continuous professional development and training

· Internal Promotion

· Staff meals

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for. 

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More about Acorn Park School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 19 years
Address: Mill Road, Banham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 2HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1953 888 656
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Acorn Park Autism School is a unique 30-­acre private estate where children and young adults across the breadth of the autistic spectrum can live, learn and play in a holistic, happy & safe environment.

Our dedicated, knowledgeable team of onsite...