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  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

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  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

25808.00 - 27110.00

Assistant Facilities Manager job summary

The Gatwick School is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Assistant Facilities Manager to join our team. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly improving all through school. Your role will be to work proactively under the direction of the Facilities Manager to support the day to day running of the school, ensuring a high standard of cleanliness, maintenance and security resulting in a pleasant and safe learning environment for the pupils which facilitates high levels of educational standards. This role has an emphasis, but not exclusively on Hard Facilities Management.

Working hours:

The working hours are 37 hours per week, all year round. The hours will be agreed locally, subject to the time of the academic year and operational demand. The Facilities team is made up of 1 manager, and 2 assistant managers and operate a 6am to 6pm open school by utilising a shift pattern of 6am – 2pm, 8am – 4pm, and 10am – 6pm on a rotating basis. There is also the need for 1 in every 3 weeks to be on overnight ‘standby’ to attend in an emergency situation and liaise with our retained security first responder service.

The role: 

  • Maintain and secure the school premises, furniture and fittings to a high standard, including both reactive repairs and supporting the preventative maintenance programme.
  • Ensure that the site promotes pupil equality of access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Interpret information and resolve a range of problems proactively, flexibly and innovatively.
  • Advise the Facilities Manager on matters relating to site and buildings, promptly highlighting any issues that affects the safe operation of the school.
  • Undertake regular site inspections, and taking action to ensure that the school site and buildings are clean and well maintained.
  • Actively support the use of the site, buildings and related resources by the community.
  • Undertake porterage duties, such as moving furniture and equipment as required and in good time to support effective teaching and learning.
  • Provide a service that achieves best value, including, where appropriate, the undertaking of general maintenance tasks prior to contacting contractors.
  • Ensure that all statutory and non-statutory testing, certification and evidence of adherence to legal requirements is up to date, ensuring remedial works are actioned promptly.
  • Undertake regular fire drills and alarm and emergency lighting testing, with remedial works actioned promptly.
  • Undertake regular playground equipment inspections to ensure the safety of pupils, and advise the Facilities Manager when equipment has been closed to use.
  • Ensure that the cleaning of the school is to a high standard, liaising with the cleaning contractor and/or school cleaning staff as required. This may require the job holder to undertake cleaning and/or stock replenishment duties on occasion.
  • Ensure deliveries are stored away promptly.
  • Be a key holder for the school site, responding to: intruder alarm call-outs when the external ‘out of hours key holder’ is unable to attend, liaise with the ‘out of hours key holder’ to determine if/when contractors should attend to conduct remedial work, fire alarm call-outs together with the external ‘out of hours key holder’.

We are looking for individuals who have: 

  • Are able to use initiative, be decisive with a positive 'can do' attitude.
  • Proven DIY skills.
  • A willingness to learn new skills.
  • The ability to work in an organised and methodical manner.
  • Knowledge in building maintenance.

Staff Benefits:

  • Fringe allowance
  • Potential for career progression
  • An experienced and supportive central Trust team
  • Extensive CPD opportunities for all staff including Aurora Trust-wide CPD
  • Coaching culture established for staff
  • Employee Wellbeing and Assistance Scheme
  • Staff / Long Service Awards

You will be joining a supportive team who place our values of Chances, Choices, and Culture at the centre of all that we do, with a commitment to raising pupil achievement and aspirations.

Colleagues are welcoming and highly supportive and we provide an extensive CPD programme offering development opportunities at all career stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must have, or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. The School is an equal opportunities employer.

We welcome candidates for tours or an informal chat with the Director of Operations and Communications. Please contact humanresources@thegatwickschool.org.uk for more information.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our whole school approach to safeguarding is based upon an understanding of the local context and an attitude of ‘it could happen here’. The Gatwick School uses the 3 ‘C’s’ – Character, Culture and Currency to promote our inclusive ethos, including our approach to safeguarding.

Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. Our school is a community and all those directly connected, staff, volunteers, IEB members, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.

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About The Gatwick School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
935 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

The Gatwick School has been set up to establish an All-through school for children aged 4 to 16.

All-through state schools are rare but we feel that it is precisely what gives The Gatwick School a unique place in the local provision for schools.

Here are some of the reasons why we think an all-through education is so valuable and why we think it provides an exciting opportunity for our children:

It removes the well-researched performance ‘dip’ at age 11

It removes the learning barriers and age-old fears that many children face as they leave primary school and make the transition to a secondary school

It enables primary aged children to benefit from having some specialist teaching at an early age, which means that gifted and talented children will be challenged and stretched

It enables some children to benefit by having more time to develop their skills

It enables older children to have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by mentoring younger children (which in turn promotes a healthy and positive school climate)

Older And Younger Children Working Together

Since we have been open, it has been special to see so many and varied interactions which have led to very positive relationships being forged between our Primary and Secondary pupils.

House competitions provide opportunities for older pupils to support our younger pupils. Our primary phase sports days are run by teachers and our pupil leaders

Secondary pupils regularly visit Primary classes during special school events and drop down activities. This has inspired our Primary children to demonstrate greater confidence in reading and oral expression

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