Site Manager

Landau Forte College, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF

This job expired on 13 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Application deadline

    13 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



£30,000 – 34,000 depending on experience

Site Manager job summary

Our opportunity for you

We have a job vacancy for a dynamic and experienced Site Manager to come and manage both our academy at Fox Street, Derby and also be responsible for managing the site at Brackens Lane at our Moorhead academy.

There are some really exciting changes planned enabling Landau Forte College Derby to increase our student intake, which will involve some large scale site projects, commencing this summer.

Do you want to work with inquisitive students and collaborative staff? Do you value being at the heart of a vibrant city? Does this sound like your perfect job?

Then Landau Forte College Derby is the place for you.

Key information

• Hours: 37.5
• Weeks: 52
• Contract: Permanent
• Start date: June 2022
• Salary: £30,000 – 34,000 depending on experience
• Closing Date: 13 June 2022

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
• Complimentary gym membership

Person specification


• Experience of working at a senior level in site management/ security.
• Management experience.


• NVQ 4 Building Maintenance & Estate Service or equivalent qualification, or experience in a relevant discipline.


• Good understanding and ability to use specialist equipment/ resources.
• Ability to organise, lead and motivate other staff.
• Ability to plan and develop systems.
• Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation.
• Ability to relate well to children and to adults.
• Good organising, planning and prioritising skills.
• Methodical with a good attention to detail.

Behavioural Attributes

• Builds personal relationships with stakeholders, through regular contact and consultation.
• Coaches and empowers team members to take responsibility for ensuring customer care.
• Understands the schools development plan and how it relates to team and individual objectives.
• Accepts, supports and quickly implements change.
• Identifies and promotes best practice and encourage the sharing of ideas.
• Proactively seek opportunities to increase job knowledge and understanding.
• Values the diversity of individuals, adaptable approach to meet individual needs and effectively utilise the diversity of team members.
• Works with others to resolve differences of opinion and resolve conflict.
• Requires minimum supervision.
• Takes responsibility for own and team actions.
• Identifies and overcomes barriers and manage risks.
• Takes quick and effective action.
• Demonstrates focused implementation of role and responsibilities.
• Builds strong team ethos where everyone feels valued.
• Provides timely, sensitive and honest feedback on performance.
• Is accountable for own development and encourages the ownership of development needs amongst team members.

Job description

Statement of Purpose

To efficiently and effectively manage across a range of Trust sites, including ensuring that the security and general appearance of the buildings and surrounding areas are maintained in accordance with the required standards, and that heating systems operate at optimum efficiency. The post holder will plan and prioritise own work without direct supervision.

Line Management

• May involve line management of a team of between five and eight Site Managers, Assistant Site Managers and Site Assistants.
• To ensure:
o adequate cover for holiday periods;
o adequate cover for outside normal school hours, liaising with LFE Managers (who would take primary responsibility for staffing and rotas outside normal school hours);
o providing cover for emergency call out.
• Hold regular documented team meetings with managed staff.
• Undertake and organise recruitment/induction/appraisal/training/mentoring of other staff.
• Undertake first and second line HR processes with managed staff, e.g. investigations, return to work (for direct line managed staff), Stage 1 meetings (for indirect line managed staff).

Facilities Management

• Contribute to the planning and policy in relation to the school facilities, liaising with Academy Principals.
• To project manage repairs and maintenance.
• Liaise with contractors in connection with major site projects at relevant sites including;
o Obtaining quotations
o Regular Site visits to check progress and ensure delivery of project to time and cost
• Monitor and record readings as appropriate for essential services, e.g. gas, oil, water, electricity.
• To assist and advise the Head of Operations on matters relating to energy and conservation.

Security and Safety

• To ensure heating plant and equipment is efficiently and effectively operated.
• To be responsible for maintaining the security of the premises and its contents.
• To clean light fittings, replacing where necessary minor parts such as tubes, bulbs, fuses, starters and diffusers, in accordance with safe working practices.
• Remedial action after break-ins, for example boarding up broken windows. Re-glazing small internal windows.
• Liaising with school leadership in relation to formulation of risk assessments where applicable.
• Monitor and co-ordinate use of the Trust Compliance system, ensuring that all checks (statutory and non-statutory) are carried out in line with expected schedules, providing monthly report to Head of Operations.


• Responsible for delivery of the Maintenance revenue budget for relevant sites.
• Responsible for delivery of capital projects for relevant sites to agreed allocation.

Maintenance and Cleaning

• To arrange to clear blockages, remove foreign matter from sinks, toilets, drains, and clean up spillages as required.
• In the event of a burst or leaking water pipe, the water supply should be turned off, spillage removed and furnishings cleaned.
• Remove spillages and resultant stains from floors and other surfaces.
• To ensure that gullies, drains etc. are kept free from debris and that the school and grounds are litter free. Litter bins are to be emptied and the contents disposed of on a daily basis.
• To be responsible for ensuring clear and safe pedestrian access to the school, particularly in adverse weather conditions (e.g. snow clearing, gritting).
• To dispose of waste material in a safe, hygienic manner ensuring that it is available for collection as required.
• To carry out weekly minibus maintenance checks.
• To carry out regular tests of the water system (e.g. checking temperatures)

Maintenance and Repair

To co-ordinate and manage the scheduling of minor repairs and maintenance in respect of;

• Painting and Decorating
• Joinery
• Plumbing


• To undertake porterage tasks as required including setting up and clearing away furniture.
• To control the provision of toiletry items including requisition, storage and distribution of such items.
• Responsibility for replacement of paper towels, toilet rolls and soap in toilets and relevant areas e.g. Technology, Science, Art and Craft.
• To monitor stock levels of consumable items such as grit, toiletries, light bulbs/tubes and cleaning materials.
• To maintain appropriate records including intruder alarm log book and fire alarm book. To test alarm systems weekly and lighting when appropriate.
• To attend to, where necessary, personnel visiting the site such as contractors, representatives of utilities (gas, electric) and monitor any work being carried out within the postholder's area of responsibility.

Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)

• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.
• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
• Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
• Assist with pupil needs as appropriate during the school day.

Health and Safety

The postholder will be expected to observe safe working practices in carrying out the required duties and ensure that instructions specified by technical consultants, contractors and manufactures are adhered to.
Site Managers are expected to be smart in appearance and dress, making use of the provided uniform.

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.

The local area

Derby is a vibrant and exciting city, located right in the heart of the UK. The city has a developed arts and culture scene and the area has a great history. The College is located just a few minutes’ walk away from Derby city centre.
Derby provides great range of sports and leisure facilities and is the gateway to the Peak District. Within a 10 minutes’ drive of the city you will find yourself in the beautiful open Derbyshire countryside with unspoilt villages, historic houses and adventurous attractions.
• Derby is 10 minutes away from M1 junction 25
• London is 90 minutes away by train
• East Midlands Airport is 20 minutes away

Apply for this job
1. Complete the application form online
Visit www.lfct.org.uk/careers

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.
Site Code: LFCD

Additional allowances

• 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
• Complimentary gym membership

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About Landau Forte College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1151 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

We are a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 College with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. In May 2014 we were accredited as a School Centre for Teacher Training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. In February 2015 we were designated as a Teaching School and the College is a local, regional and national hub for professional development.

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