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Site Manager - Full-time

Godinton Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2625-108S
  • Posted:10/08/2022
  • Pay:KR7 £23,378
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:26/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Godinton Primary School is looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our supportive team as our Site Manager.  Taking pride in our school and having a real passion for making it a safe, secure and well maintained environment will be the focus of your role. The successful candidate will bring good communication skills to the position, be self-motivated, versatile and flexible. You will need to have patience and be prepared for working in an environment where no two days are ever the same. 

The attached job description provides an outline of the position.  Duties will include:

  • Acting as a key holder, locking and unlocking as necessary and responding to any emergency out of hours 'call outs'.
  • Liaising with all school contractors, including cleaners, grounds maintenance, skilled professionals (plumbers electricians, carpenters etc.), external letting providers and project managers for larger school works. Overseeing work completed on site and ensuring satisfactory completion
  • Maintaining the internal and external environment to a high standard, completing minor repairs and redecoration where required. Having a range of competent DIY skills or expertise in aspects of premises maintenance would be advantageous.
  • Having a good understanding of Health and Safety requirements and be prepared to undergo training in areas of legionella, asbestos, COSHH, Fire Safety, First Aid etc.  Responsibility for arranging inspections and surveys to ensure that the school is fully compliant with health and safety requirements.
  • Obtaining quotes for works to be completed
  • Maintaining acceptable levels of stock of cleaning and caretaking supplies.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week, all year round, ideally working a split shift of 7:00am-10:30am and 2:15pm-6:15pm (Monday to Thursday) and 7:00am-10:30am and 2:45pm-6:15pm (Friday).  However, these hours are negotiable and there is the possibility of working one full shift per day with an earlier finish, or four longer days.  Further discussions around the hours can be had with successfully shortlisted candidates.

Our children are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to offer them an environment of opportunity and discovery through a rich and broad curriculum with as wide a range of activities possible.  It is vital that our building and its grounds are safe and secure to enable us to do this.

Visits to our school are positively encouraged.  For an informal chat and more information on visits please telephone Mrs Claire Williams on 01233 621616 or email clairewilliams@godinton.kent.sch.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th August at 12:00 noon.  Interviews will be held w.c Monday 29th August

For more information about our school please visit our school website www.godinton.kent.sch.uk (http://www.godinton.kent.sch.uk

'The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, satisfactory references and pre-employment health screening'

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021) you will find the following policies as attachments.  Child Protection (Safeguarding) Policy and Recruitment and Employment of Ex Offenders


Information about the school

Welcome to Godinton Primary School.

When you step inside our school, you will find an exciting environment of creativity and discovery, where children’s natural curiosity is stimulated and their capacity to learn is nurtured. We are very proud of our ethos, which provides a supportive, family atmosphere with an emphasis on ensuring that our children are happy and confident individuals who love coming to school.

At Godinton Primary School, our team works hard to provide every child with a well-rounded education, enabling them to reach their full potential and succeed wherever their strengths and skills may lie. We strive for academic excellence in our pupils but believe that this should be delivered alongside an enriching and creative curriculum.

We enjoy stand-alone Academy status and have been graded as GOOD by Ofsted at our last inspection (March 2018).

Tucked safely away on the Godinton Park Estate, its only when you step within the school gate that you can fully appreciate the school’s privileged outside space.

Our school grounds are both extensive and beautiful, stretching around the entire building and providing a wonderful natural backdrop. Children at Godinton benefit from vast playing fields, adventure play areas, two playgrounds and a thriving wildlife garden and environmental area. A broad area of woodland, also within the grounds, provides an inspiring space for curriculum enrichment, as a stimulus for poetry or creative writing or as the location for scientific nature trails.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, where you can see for yourself what a special place Godinton Primary School is.

Miss Jill Talbot


Job Contact Information

  • Name:Claire Williams (School Business Manager)
  • Address:Godinton Primary School, Lockholt Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3JR
  • Telephone: 01233 621616
  • Email: clairewilliams@godinton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 640564


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.