Site Controller

Bearwood Primary School, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5BB

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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Site Controller job summary

Bearwood Primary School requires a motivated and organised Site Controller with excellent communication skills to fully undertake, lead and manage all premises issues ensuring our school site is maintained to a high standard at all times. This post would suit someone with experience as a site controller or similar; a person with a building trade background; or someone with good handyman skills and is quick to learn the other aspects of the post.

The successful candidate will assist the School Business Manager in taking responsibility for the management of the school buildings and grounds as well as being responsible for the day to day maintenance and practical caretaking tasks.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is responsible for day to day maintenance of the sites including security, locking and unlocking, and management of the alarm system and mechanical services
  • Is the primary key holder for the site and responds to emergencies and call outs
  • Undertakes repairs and maintenance of the site undertaking minor repairs and construction projects
  • Follows daily checks to ensure the site and grounds are maintained to a high standard
  • Ensures that the school complies with health and safety regulations and legislation
  • Manages the appropriate statutory testing of all the heating, lighting and mechanical systems, and fire alarms
  • Liaises with external contractors and assists with the management of site projects
  • Is able to operate machinery to include grounds maintenance and access equipment
  • Is responsible for managing the cleaning team
  • Can provide regular reports and updates to the Headteacher, School Business Manager and Governors on maintenance issues

The successful candidate should have:

  • Understanding of building maintenance including statutory testing and the ability to carry out minor repairs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and numeracy skills
  • Ability to use IT to support the work undertaken
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to work well with staff, parents and contractors
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to use own initiative and work unsupervised

We can offer:

  • A supportive, friendly and dedicated team
  • A positive working environment
  • Happy, friendly children
  • Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development

Application for this post is via a fully completed application form.

For further details please access our website: www.bearwood-pri.wokingham.sch.uk

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 2nd September

Interviews: Friday 9th September

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About Bearwood Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
309 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Bearwood Primary School was originally built in 1847. Its history is linked with the Walter family of Bearwood House (now Reddam House). We have a well-equipped and resourced building, spacious grounds and a dedicated, knowledgeable and hardworking team of staff whose aim is to do the best for each child.

We are a maintained local authority school, with a one and a half form entry of currently 302 children from Foundation Stage (age 3) right through to Year 6 (age 11). We are a GOOD school on our journey to becoming Outstanding.

We aim to be an outstanding, values based school at the heart of our culturally diverse community striving for excellence enabling our children to be independent learners and to achieve their highest potential in all areas of the curriculum. Everyone is a learner and every experience is a learning opportunity.

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