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School Estate Manager

Furze Platt Senior SchoolWindsor and Maidenhead

Accommodation is available on the school site (2/3 bedroom bungalow) at a considerably discounted monthly rental

Permanent/Full time, 37 hours per week, start and finish times flexible to fit around school requirements • Monday to Friday (with occasional ad-hoc work at weekends), all year round.

Furze Platt Senior School is a successful and oversubscribed secondary academy school on the northern edge of Maidenhead. We are proud of our spacious school estate of 14 buildings and extensive grounds. Our estate includes a recently constructed three-story English/Science block, a state-of-the-art Theatre seating up to 400 people, a fully equipped gymnasium, refurbished café facilities, an AstroTurf sports pitch, a dance studio and classrooms with up-to-date IT equipment.

Owing to the retirement of the current post holder, we are seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of School Estate Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for deploying and managing a strong and committed team of site, grounds and cleaning staff (approximately 10 staff members) and continuing the enhancement of the learning environment for our students and staff. This will include planning and management of all aspects of the school estate such as capital projects, repairs and maintenance, grounds maintenance and health and safety, in line with statutory and regulatory requirements. Your priority will be to ensure the school estate is welcoming, smart, safe and secure for all students, staff, parents/carers and visitors.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will have plenty of opportunities to work on the strategic development of the school estate undertaking many exciting premises projects. Your role will include drawing up site maintenance and development plans and identifying and costing out short, medium and longer term priorities. In addition, you will carry out risk assessments relating to the school estate and ensure that control measures are implemented. As a school we are keen to support a community effort towards sustainability and this role plays a key part by contributing to energy efficiency initiatives and waste reduction.

If you have experience of buildings/site development, managing people and projects, are a team player and relish the opportunity to work in a busy environment where no two days are the same this would be an exciting opportunity for you. You would be joining a strong and enthusiastic Senior Business Team which works alongside a dedicated Senior Leadership Team in a school which strives daily to achieve excellence.

Living on site in the school bungalow is preferred, however all applicants with the right experience and skills will be considered.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff application form please refer to our school website

Application forms should be returned to

Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered.

Closing date: Thursday 2 December 2021

Interviews will take place: week commencing 6 December 2021

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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