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Site Manager - Full-time

Swingate Primary School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-2549-59S
  • Posted:22/03/2023
  • Pay:NJC C1
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/04/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Main purpose of job

We are looking for a Site Manager to join our friendly staff team. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, flexible and reliable and will also be self-motivated. They should be able to prioritise and work to their own initiative to ensure the care and maintenance of the school premises. They will possess high standards of compliance and understand the importance of health and safety. Having a wide range of practical skills will be important in order that minor maintenance tasks can be completed however there will also be a need to work and liaise with contractors, cleaners and the school staff so good interpersonal skills are also required. You will be working with caretaker and handyman. 

There is a school minibus so it is desirable that you hold a clean drivers licence as occassionally you many need to drive for trips and MYG events. 

We are a friendly school and you will be welcomed into our team and supported in your role by the Head of School, office staff and all members of the school community.

Working hours can be discussed  and will be 9-5pm but may be subject to variation and call-out at weekends and unsocial hours may be necessary from time to time.

This position is all year round based on 37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year with 23 days holiday per annum. 



The role will involve:

  • Being the main key holder for the site including the opening and locking of the school site
  • Routine repairs and maintenance tasks
  • Working with cleaners, contractors and the school staff
  • Being a key part of our friendly and supportive school team

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The Site Manager is responsible, for a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with the fabric and grounds of the school. The principal responsibilities are detailed below.

Site Manager duties include: -

  • Be the main key holder for the premises/buildings and in the event of an emergency; ensuring arrangements are in place to respond to a call out.
  • Act as the lead fire warden during fire evacuations, undertaking drills at appropriate times.
  • Carrying out security procedures for school buildings and grounds.
  • Opening and closing of school premises, including gates, doors, windows, fire exits, etc, for the purpose of school use, lettings, out of school hours functions, maintenance and emergency services.
  • Regularly checking the proper operation and function of alarms and fire equipment and ensuring emergency exits are not obstructed.
  • Liaising with the emergency services including calling out as required. Reporting acts of theft or vandalism to the Head of School / Business Manager and/or police as necessary.
  • Keeping a diary of events and contractor visits and scheduling routine maintenance
  • Completing COSHH and site risk assessments. 
  • Keeping the Health and Safety of the site upto date and compliance of the site.

Information about the school

We are a brilliant, large three-form entry (including a Nursery), inclusive, successful school with extensive woodland grounds and friendly staff. We aim to inspire our children to be Brave, Resilient, Responsible and Empathetic. Our curriculum is child-centred, creative and progressive.

We are part of the Bluebell Federation comprising of Swingate and Horsted Schools.

Our teachers work collaboratively to reduce workload and we have an impressive sporting profile. We are a Jigsaw Flagship school and staff and pupil well-being is valued and promoted. Swingate has a strong leadership team that welcomes and encourages children and staff to reach their true potential. Check out our Twitter account: @SwingatePrimary.

We offer a fantastic wellbeing package including a pension scheme, carefirst and training and development opportunities

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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 Education.