10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday Shifts are 2pm - 10pm and some flexibility in hours may be required

Contract type


Pay scale

Band C (£24,702pa - £27,334pa)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Arden school, a successful and high performing secondary school in Solihull, currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Site Manager to join our friendly team. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, well organised and hardworking individual to join our busy Site Team. Working under the direction of the Site Manager, the main duties of the role will involve repairing and maintaining the school premises and grounds, maintaining cleanliness and tidiness of the site and buildings, distributing deliveries, setting up for classrooms, assemblies and school functions, the management of evening lettings, and opening & locking up procedures to ensure the school site is secure at all times.

The key responsibilities for this post include the following (a comprehensive job description is available):

· Enable effective communication between staff, contractors and visitors as appropriate.

  • Support the Site Manager to ensure the statutory duties of Health and Safety are complied with.
  • Be responsible to open or close the school site, dependant on shift. As a key holder, respond to, and carry out, emergency call outs outside of the working hours.
  • Assume responsibility for the security of the premises (including the public footpath through the school) ensuring access as and when required.
  • To assist the Site Manager in maintaining cleanliness and general tidiness of the site and buildings.
  • Advise the Site Manager of any Health and Safety issues, building defects, both internal and external, and any defective machinery or equipment.
  • Support the Site Manager in overseeing the cleaning contractors.
  • Enable School, PTFA functions and lettings by working pre-planned overtime at evenings or weekends on a rota basis.
  • Ensure the appropriate movement of school furniture and accommodation requests are actioned on time.
  • Proactively work with the school to ensure assemblies and exams are set up or taken down when required.
  • Ensure the distribution of all deliveries around school.
  • Provide vehicle maintenance checks or cleaning as required.
  • To support the ethos of the Trust by supporting other schools within the Trust, in the rare event that this is required.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • West Midlands Local Government Pension
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for Arden main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details and eligibility criteria).

Further details, including application forms, are available to download from our school website http://www.arden.solihull.sch.uk/vacancies/

If this role sounds like the job for you and you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit to the school.

Application forms should be completed in full and sent by post to Arden Academy, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0PT or by email to recruitment@arden.solihull.sch.uk. CVs cannot be accepted as part of our Safer Recruitment guidelines.

Commitment to safeguarding

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@arden.solihull.sch.uk

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About Arden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1805 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01564 773348

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate students. Our recent Ofsted report spoke about the culture of ‘exceptionally high aspirations that permeate the school’ and ‘the positive relationships between staff and pupils’ where ‘teachers teach individuals, not classes’. As an innovative school always striving for better there is a constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential and as part of a Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

Arranging a visit to Arden

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@arden.solihull.sch.uk.

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