4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    2 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Permanent/Full time, 37 Hours a week, start and finish times flexible to fit around school requirements. Monday to Friday (with occasional ad-hoc work at weekends), all year round.
Contract type
£41,884-£45,747 pa (pending pay award)

Job summary

School Estate Manager – Start date January 2022

Permanent/Full time, 37 Hours a week, start and finish times flexible to fit around school requirements. Monday to Friday (with occasional ad-hoc work at weekends), all year round. Actual salary range £41,884 - £45,747 (pending pay award). However, a salary in excess of this will be considered for an experienced and exceptional candidate. Accommodation is available on the school site (2/3 bedroom bungalow) at a considerably discounted monthly rental.

Furze Platt Senior School is a successful and oversubscribed secondary academy school on the northern edge of Maidenhead. We are proud of our spacious school estate of 14 buildings and extensive grounds. Our estate includes a recently constructed three-story English/Science block, a state of the art Theatre seating up to 400 people, a fully equipped gymnasium, refurbished café facilities, an AstroTurf sports pitch, a dance studio and classrooms with up-to-date IT equipment.

Owing to the retirement of the current post holder, we are seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of School Estate Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for deploying and managing a strong and committed team of site, grounds and cleaning staff (approximately 10 staff members) 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. Your priority will be to ensure the school estate is welcoming, smart, safe and secure for all students, staff, parents/carers and visitors.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will have plenty of opportunities to work on the strategic development of the school estate undertaking many exciting premises projects. Your role will include drawing up site maintenance and development plans and identifying and costing out short, medium and longer term priorities. In addition, you will carry out risk assessments relating to the school estate 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 energy efficiency initiatives and waste reduction.

If you have experience of buildings/site development, 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: Thursday 2nd December 2021
Interviews will take place week commencing 6th December 2021

Applying for the job

Apply on the Furze Platt Senior School application form which can be found on our current vacancies page on our website at www.furzeplatt.com

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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, 1500 students 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. Our school is very well resourced and equipped with many new facilities benefiting students and staff. These include a state-of-the-art theatre, gym, fitness suite and new three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories and classrooms. We are proud of the fact that the local community is also 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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