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Deputy Site Manager - Full-time

King Ethelbert School, Birchington

  • Ref:KCC886-4120-235S
  • Posted:05/12/2023
  • Pay:Grade 5 £22,595-£23,849
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:18/12/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:tbc


TITLE:              DEPUTY SITE MANAGER (Permanent, full time)

 HOURS:           Working hours will be subject to variation to ensure continuity. Occasional call outs at weekends and unsociable hours may be necessary.                                                                   

RESPONSIBLE TO:       Site Manager

 SALARY:                      KES/DC Pay Scale Grade 5 (£22,595-23,849)

OBJECTIVES:               Responsible for duties covering security, repairs and maintenance, porterage and general duties of this kind associated with the maintenance of the site. 

  1. To ensure security of the building including the opening and closing of the premises at designated times and the control and issue of keys/fob cards.
  2. To use Every Facilities Management tool to prioritise tasks and action-Full training will be given
  3. To carry out compliance checks inline with regulations including Legionella testing
  4. To ensure that the campus is kept substantially free of litter and debris so that a clean and tidy appearance is maintained.
  5. To undertake proactively, routine repairs and maintenance on the school site in liaison with the Site Manager
  6. To operate the school’s CCTV and access control systems
  7. To operate the school’s security alarm system and to respond to any callouts should the alarm be activated at any time of the day in accordance with the Site Manager’s duty rota
  8. To distribute goods and supplies as necessary around the school campus.
  9. To liaise with contractors.
  10. Carrying out weekly checks on the minibus to ensure it is ready for use along with booking annual service/MOT.  
  11. To be alert to the health and safety of the working environment and to advise the Site Manager of any health and safety concerns.
  12. To work with site team to ensure all room and hall set ups are carried out
  13. To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required by the Site Manager.

 King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to safeguarding checks including an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure & Barring Service and in accordance with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023), King Ethelbert School will undertake an online search via searches & social media platforms of publicly available information concerning all short-listed candidates.

 How to Apply: Via the Kent Teach website, or the school website.

Closing Date: Please apply as soon as possible but not later than

9am on Monday 18th December 2023



Information about the school

King Ethelbert has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team.

The Trust began as a federation between King Ethelbert School and Dane Court Grammar School in 2009 and these two schools still share a governing body. Although officially an 11-16 school, through the federation with Dane Court it meant that we were able to start a Sixth Form in September 2011. We are part of the Coastal Academies Trust which is made up of a grammar school, three Thanet high schools and one primary school. All of these schools operate independently and have unique characteristics but good practice is shared helping to drive forward standards at every level: our mission is to make Thanet the centre for excellent education. King Ethelbert was the first school in the country and one of the first schools in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Programme in the sixth form because it is the best post-16 educational offer in the world. We are a lead school for the IBCP and support 29 other schools in Kent as well as welcome visitors from across the world to see what the IBCP does for our students and how we can share good practice internationally as well as locally; it is very exciting and just what education should be about. The IBCP has values and qualities we want our students to have rather than constantly obsessing over results and this is very important to us. The King Ethelbert leadership team talk about education, the future, the purpose of education and how we want our young people to succeed. It is an open, tolerant, compassionate community and we will use education to transform the lives of our students as well as the economic and social fortunes of our deprived community. We are totally committed to working in collaboration with local schools as well as those in Kent, in the UK and across the world.

King Ethelbert is part of the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) and plays a massive part in developing teaching and learning in all national programmes from NQT to NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH.

In the context of Kent, King Ethelbert is one of the most popular non-selective schools in the county and is filled with first choice students and long waiting lists for each year group. We have a wide range of abilities studying with us including some students who have passed the Kent Test but want to be at their local school where they can be equally successful; such is our reputation.

King Ethelbert is located in the picturesque seaside town of Birchington which has some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Housing is affordable and the area benefits from a warm and sunny climate.

King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is, therefore, subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application.

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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.