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  • Start date details

    July / August 2024

  • Closing date

    5 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade E (£30,859 - £33,951 DOE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thornden is an oversubscribed school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and,at further and higher education.

About the role:

  • To lead the estates and facilities function across the school, including direct line management of a team of site assistants and cleaning supervisors.
  • To manage, maintain and develop the physical resources on site to optimise use for staff, students, and the community.
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team and the Senior Finance Lead in their role in relation to the management and monitoring of the repairs and maintenance budget.
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team and the Trust Estates Lead in their role in relation to the strategical running of the estate and successful delivery of all capital projects.
  • To consistently promote a positive H&S culture across the school and be the school representative on the Trust Health and Safety Committee, helping to shape H&S policy across the Trust.

We are seeking an individual who has:

  • Relevant estates and facilities site management experience of a large site
  • Experience of direct line management including managing performance, driving standards, and liaising with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to undertake minor site improvement works where necessary.
  • Experience of managing budgets and understanding estates spending trends
  • Multi Skilled in all aspects of basic building maintenance.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Health and safety management systems.
  • Computer literate, the ability to use a range of Microsoft products, as part of the day-to-day work.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently without supervision.
  • The ability to establish a strong leadership role.
  • Proactive, and supportive approach to staff and stakeholders.
  • Taking a proactive approach to observing the daily operations of the site and being vigilant to risks.
  • The ability to lead a motivated and positive team.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and calm emergency situations
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Tidy and well organised.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • A good sense of humour.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to prioritise, and plan work out in advance in an organised manner.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • A positive working environment focused on staff well-being, student welfare, progress and high standards of achievement and behaviour
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes
  • Eligibility to join theLocal Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to a fantastic Employee Assistance Programme

About HISP Trust:

HISP Multi Academy Trust believe in building excellent educational environments that inspire and unlock potential in all our school communities.  We currently have multipleschools within our Trust covering the age ranges from nursery to 16 with plans to expand and grow quickly across our geographical location.

Whilst we are currently a small Trust, we are ambitious and have a broad range of outward facing accreditations that support our schools and those within our local area.  We are part of the Education Endowment Foundation Network with our HISP Research School.  Evidence informed practice underpins our ethos, professional development and school improvement.  We have an outstanding provision for training new teachers through our Hampshire SCITT Partnership, which also supports career progression for staff within our Trust and links to higher education. We have recently been designated, by the DfE, with two Teaching School Hubs covering Portsmouth, Southampton, the Isle of Wight and the South Eastern and South Western parts of Hampshire.  The core purpose behind the Teaching School Hubs is to become centres of excellence for teaching and leadership training and development.

Further details about the role

Application Process:

For more information, please visit the school website and download the application pack and complete our supportstaff application form. Our website address ishttps://www.hispmat.org/workwithus.Completed application forms can be emailed tohr@thornden.hants.sch.ukor submitted by post to HR Business Partner, HISP MAT, Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2DW. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. No agency applications either please.

For informal enquiries please contact us athr@thornden.hants.sch.uk

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

Commitment to safeguarding

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

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About Thornden School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1466 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Thornden School is part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust, which was formed in January 2020. As a MAT, we aim to ensure that our schools have strong and talented leadership and staff, who in turn will ensure that the young people who are in each of the MAT schools have access to excellent education, support and wider opportunities.

Thornden is an oversubscribed, outstanding school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and then at further and higher education.

In the results for 2019, 90% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate. Our value added performance was 0.65 in 2019 which puts the school at the top of the league tables for Hampshire. We had anticipated even better performance and outcomes for 2020.

Thornden is a busy and dynamic school with a strong focus on developing the whole child. We have a vibrant performing arts department that encourages students to embrace a rich cultural education beyond the more traditional subjects. Alongside our formal curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs and teams, author visits, Duke of Edinburgh Award and trips within the UK and abroad. We firmly believe that by engaging students and encouraging enjoyment we inspire them to learn and achieve therefore helping them to develop into fully contributing and happy members of our community. Thornden also leads a large successful Teaching School alliance with an outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme and we are a Research School.

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