Works Manager, Felsted, Essex

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Felsted SchoolFelsted, Essex
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting salary of up to £35,000 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience
Contract term: Permanent

Permanent | Full-time 

All-year Round (52 weeks per year)

Starting salary of up to £35,000 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience

Call-out duties one week in every three

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced and suitably skilled manager who is committed to providing exceptional service, to join our high profile Independent Day and Boarding School.

As a Works Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for organising and managing the schools’ directly employed labour team and the management of specialist sub-contractors to ensure all planned and reactive maintenance works are effectively carried out.

This is a significant role within the department and wider School, which will provide the opportunity for the right person to showcase their management and specialist skills within a growing business and in return, provide an opportunity to enhance your career and make a difference to our students within a prestigious environment.

Responsibilities include the day to day maintenance across both schools, management of contractors and staff, including recruitment and selection, administration of stock and materials and project planning. Further information and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.

The successful candidate must be exceptionally organised, have prior people and management experience with an emphasis on planned and reactive maintenance within an educational or hospitality environment. It is essential that applicants demonstrate their commitment to providing excellent customer service and have experience in statutory compliance for utilities, mechanical & electrical systems, Health and Safety, budget management and hold a 17th Edition qualification (or equivalent). We would particularly welcome applications from those who hold a pool plant qualification, a current Reg 10 & L8 qualification and working knowledge of RO systems and water production.

This role is a permanent position working five full days per week between Monday and Saturday (8:00am to 5:00pm) plus call-out duties one week in every three. The starting salary is up to £35,000 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience. Due to the nature of the role, there may be the need to work flexibly outside the working hours in order to fulfil the role. 

Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, lunch on full days worked, unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, on-site 'Aroma' by Caffé Nero Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities. 

We are rated ‘Excellent in every aspect' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18 June 2018 at 9:00am.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website www.felsted.org/employment-opps to complete our online application process.

Felsted School is committed to equal opportunities, the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.



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Address: Felsted, Essex, CM6 3LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1371 822600