This job expired on 22 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    22 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    5 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full time
Permanent, Full time, 37 Hours a week, start and finish times flexible and to include a half hour unpaid break. Monday to Friday (with occasional ad-hoc work at weekends), all year round.
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Actual salary £35,791 - £39,687pa (pending pay award) depending on experience.

Job summary

Facilities Manager – Start date December 2021/January 2022.

Permanent/Full time, 37 Hours a week, start and finish times flexible and to include a half
hour unpaid break. Monday to Friday (with occasional ad-hoc work at weekends), all year round

Actual salary £35,791 - £39,687pa (pending pay award) depending on experience. Accommodation is available on the school site (2/3 bedroom bungalow) at a considerably discounted monthly rental.

Furze Platt Senior School is proud of its spacious school estate which includes a state of the art teaching block, a recently constructed theatre seating 400 people, a gym, dance studio and astro-turf as well as classrooms with upto-date IT equipment and newly refurbished café facilities.

We are looking for someone with experience in site management and maintenance to assume the role of Facilities Manager, managing a strong site and cleaning team 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. Security is of utmost importance, and you would be responsible for keeping the site safe and secure. The role involves management of the site and cleaning team (approximately 10 staff members) ensuring they are aware of priorities and work as a team to support the school in the achievement of its objectives. Making staff aware of health
and safety is important as is ensuring that the school is both safe and welcoming for students, staff, parents/carers and visitors.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the successful applicant must be able to put together site maintenance and development plans, identifying and costing out short, medium and longer term priorities. In addition, you will carry out risk assessments relating to the school premises 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 waste reduction and taking the lead in energy efficiency initiatives.
If you have experience in 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 www.furzeplatt.com. Application forms should be returned to Kiran.smith@furzeplatt.net. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered.

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.

Closing date: 9am 22nd October 2021
Interviews will take place: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Additional allowances

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

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1407 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Furze Platt Senior School

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 boys and girls of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence. We are well placed for access, with good transport links to and from London and surrounding counties. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we enter the second year of access to phase one of an on-site expansion project, the building of a state-of-the-art three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories, classrooms, additional staff rooms and a meeting room. We have also recently opened a new hall/theatre that has provided the school with additional indoor and outdoor space. We are looking forward to a time when the school and the local community will be able to use these facilities.

We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We also believe passionately in music, drama, the arts and sport and have a Dance studio, two Drama studios, a recording studio and practice rooms and an all-weather astro-turf to support these. We are proud of the range of extra-curricular opportunities we provide for students outside of the classroom including Duke of Edinburgh, ski and theatre trips, visits overseas to enhance language skills and historical knowledge and many others.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus atmosphere, with fantastic line support and a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop. NQTs are allocated a mentor, a reduced timetable and the opportunity to attend training sessions run by specialists from within the school. Career opportunities allowing you to grow professionally within Furze Platt include working parties and coaching for experienced teachers and leadership training for aspiring and existing middle and senior leaders.

There are excellent on-site facilities including use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym, a café serving hot food and freshly made snacks and staff rooms with plenty of working space, your own laptop, student laptops and interactive whiteboards. As well as access to an employee advice service providing information, helpful resources and other services, we are finding ways of maintaining our community spirit and staff involvement through socially distanced initiatives, current examples being our first on-line book club, and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. In addition, freshly brewed coffee is ready for you during break-time with the occasional treat to help you through the week!

School location

Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ

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