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Deputy Facilities and Estates Manager - Full-time

Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5443-257S
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:£27,387 to £30,207 depending on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:16/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 16 October 2023


Deputy Facilities and Estates Manager

Full time (all year round)

Permanent: Immediate start

Salary: £27,387 to £30,207* per annum depending on experience (*anticipated to increase, pay review pending. Further details can be discussed at interview.)                                                                   

31 days holiday including Bank Holidays and Christmas closure 

Generous Local Government Pension Scheme – 22.5% employer contribution 

Free use of Fitness Suite 

Staff wellbeing package including free winter flu jabs 

We are seeking a reliable, hard-working, team player to support the Facilities and Estates Manager in the efficient and effective management of the School Facilities and Estate; deputising for the Manager as required.  

Key responsibilities include: 


  • To manage and work as part of the team responsible for the day to day running of the School. Including safety, security, cleanliness and general maintenance of the site.
  • To support the generation of additional income for the School through preparation and oversight of external lettings.
  • To manage the Estates team including staff rotas and daily tasks for most effective deployment.
  • To ensure Health and Safety Compliance and that mandatory building and plant checks are conducted and recorded. (COSHH/Water Hygiene/Asbestos Management/Gas Safety Checks etc.) 


37 core hours across 5 days (Monday to Friday) shift pattern as agreed across the team, including early morning and evening shifts. One hour of unpaid rest break per working day. 

There will be occasional Saturdays when the School site has to open and will require the support of the Facilities & Estates Team. This is by exception and will subject to prior agreement and availability. (Any hours worked on a Saturday will be covered by time off in lieu.)  

A community where everyone is valued and supported to success

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students and consistently work to remove any barriers to progress and believe in fulfilling the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) outlined in The Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please send completed application form to: personnel@tgs.kent.sch.uk  CVs will not be accepted.   

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 16 October 2023  

Interviews: Week commencing 16 October 2023 

Tonbridge Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Information about the school

Tonbridge Grammar School is a high performing state grammar school in Kent. Educating girls aged 11 to 16 years and with a co-ed sixth form, TGS regularly features in listings of the top ranked schools in the South East and the UK. In our most recent inspection in 2019 we were rated outstanding in every area by Ofsted. We have a vibrant enrichment programme and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. There is a real sense of community with staff, students and parents/carers working together.

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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 Legislation.