This job expired on 15 July 2024

  • Job start date

    1 October 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

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Full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Our opportunity for you

Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form & QEMS is a popular oversubscribed academy in Tamworth with a very large and expanding Sixth Form. The academy was judged as GOOD by Ofsted in September 2022. You will be supported in your career through our extensive CPD programme including the opportunity to complete nationally recognised qualifications. We are committed to prioritising the wellbeing of our staff through a wellbeing committee by committing to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.

We are looking for a versatile and outgoing individual to join the Academy as a site support team member. The role will be full time and hours will be set on a rota basis as directed by the Site Manager between the core hours of 6am to 10pm.

The type of person we are looking for is likely to possess infectious enthusiasm, a reliable and highly organised individual, who can multi-task, with a professional and friendly disposition. He or she will be resilient, driven, determined, and ambitious.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a leading educational organisation at the cutting edge of educational development.

This post is based at Landau Forte Academy QEMS and Sixth Form and will report to the Academy Site Manager.

Key Information

  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Weeks: 52
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Start date: 1st October 2024
  • Closing Date: 15th July 2024 at 9.00am . Interviews will take place week commencing 19th August 2024

Person Specification Education and qualifications


  • Basic training in one or more of the following: plumbing, general and ground maintenance, electrical/building maintenance, heating systems.


  • Good ICT skills including the use of Word and Excel software.
  • Recognised First Aid qualification.



  • Experience of minor maintenance (DIY or professional).
  • Experience of dealing with variety of stakeholders in person, by email, and on the telephone.


  • Experience of working in a school or other site management role.
  • Undertaking responsibility for the care and maintenance of premises.
  • Experience of overseeing other works i.e. contractors, cleaners etc.
  • Experience of working in an office environment or similar.

Knowledge and skills:


  • Knowledge of basic health and safety skills.
  • Ability for some heavy lifting, physical fitness appropriate to tasks required.
  • Excellent organisational skills.


  • Knowledge of the operation of heating, ventilating systems and common causes of malfunctions and energy efficiency measures.
  • Knowledge of schools and issues relating to education.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and security systems and procedures.
  • Driving licence and use of own car.

Personal Effectiveness:


  • Able to work on their own initiative, be reliable and trustworthy.
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Committed to the broader education of young people.
  • Able to work successfully as part of a highly effective team.
  • Possessing excellent personal organisational skills and be a proactive, forward thinker.


  • Keen to develop professionally and learn new skills.

Job Description

Duties for this job will include:

  • Maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities, to prevent any loss of learning time.
  • Performance and recording of routine maintenance and safety inspections
  • Minor alteration projects
  • Managing the works of external contractors
  • Clearing and setting up of rooms
  • Carrying out of maintenance tests
  • Closing and securing the Academy including activation and deactivation of alarms
  • Assisting with security issues
  • Supervision of and ad-hoc assistance to the cleaning staff, as required

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you

  • A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
  • The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
  • Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
  • A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

About The Trust Landau Forte Charitable Trust is a family of six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands. Established in 1989, our roots as a charity lie in the global finance and hospitality industries, with our founders Martin Landau and Rocco Forte. Their values combine in how our schools look after their children and young people; they aspire to a world-leading standard of innovation, entrepreneurship, service and care.

We believe a brilliant education should be central to the development of every child and young person. Their learning, wellbeing and happiness is at the centre of every decision we take and every pound we spend.

Landau Forte Academy QEMS and Tamworth Sixth Form

Landau Forte Academy QEMS joined the Landau Forte Charitable Trust in September 2011 and delivers education to 11-16 year olds. Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form is a purpose-built establishment providing Level 3 courses, both Advanced Level and BTEC, for the whole of Tamworth and beyond. The academies are located on a shared campus, but both operate from their own facilities, with Landau Forte Academy Sixth Form having new bespoke, accommodation, which opened in September 2011, with a new Sports Hall that opened in 2013. If you would like to look around our Academy, please contact Mrs Smart esmart@lfatsf.org.uk

The Local Area

Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links. Tamworth boasts a range of historical sites and leisure attractions, including: Tamworth Castle; the Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Amusement Park. Within a 20 minute drive from the town, you can find yourself in the beautiful, open Staffordshire countryside or Birmingham‘s bustling city centre.

  • Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42, junction 10
  • Direct trains from Birmingham (10 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away

Apply for this job

Complete the application form online at www.lfct.org.uk/careers

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 16 to 19
School size
380 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19

School location

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