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Site Manager - Full-time

The Royal Harbour Academy, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-5468-237S
  • Posted:08/02/2024
  • Pay:CAT Grade 7 £26160 - £29764
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 4th March


We are looking to appoint a Site Manager with the drive and ambition to share our passionate belief that every child and young person should have the opportunity to realise their full potential; to be encouraged to raise their aspirations; and to have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring the safety and maintenance of the school site, line managing the Site Team (Caretaker and Cleaners), liaising with, and supervising contractors dealing with site maintenance, as well as ensuring compliance with Good Estate Management in Schools.

The successful applicant will be required to work 37 hours per week, shift times vary (between 5am and 20:00).  You would need to be physically fit and be able to work at heights.

Applications are welcomed immediately. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and The Royal Harbour Academy reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

 The  key role has many aspects but will including the following:

  • Develop, implement and maintain an appropriate programme of repair and maintenance activities across the site to ensure that such activities are timely and cost effective.
  • Direct the day to day activities of the maintenance teams across the site, including setting and agreeing schedules for any over time or weekend working, as well as ensuring appropriate arrangements are in place to allow emergency repairs to be undertaken, including any arrangements to cover repairs which may be necessary outside of normal operating hours.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of all mechanical, electrical, heating and water services on the premises, including lifts, and to ensure safe levels of lighting, heating and ventilation are maintained.
  • Liaise with teaching staff efficiently to ensure regular maintenance of work areas.
  • Ensure that the maintenance and cleaning team operates effectively and delivers maintenance and cleaning of the Academy to agreed high standards. Dealing with any associated HR issues including their performance reviews.
  • Liaise with external building, grounds and maintenance contractors working on the site to ensure a high standard of work, completed to the agreed specification, ensuring that they are completed on time and are cost effective.
  • Ensure the security of the site, and arrangements are in place for emergency call outs. Ensure that all buildings are opened and locked as required including weekends.
  • Ensure that all deliveries received are stored securely and delivered to their appropriate locations.
  • Identify and record risk assessments for all areas of the various buildings, grounds and plant, undertaking any remedial action as required.

Information about the school

The Royal Harbour Academy is proud to be part of the Coastal Academies Trust (https://www.coastalacademiestrust.co.uk/) a local multi-academy trust of three other secondary schools and a large primary school. The Royal Harbour Academy has two large sites located on the Kent coast, with a sunny climate and affordable housing, yet only 50 minutes by train from central London. We are a mixed, non-selective 11-18 foundation school of more than 900 students.

The school is arranged over the split site with Years 7 and 8 on our Newlands Lane premises and Year 9 along with Key Stages 4 and 5 at our Marlowe Way premises.

We are an International Baccalaureate Organisation World School and run International Baccalaureate programmes for our 6th Form and Key Stage 3 students. Our Lower Site broadly follows a primary school structure with students having fewer teachers and a strong focus on literacy and numeracy progression.

The school is making tremendous progress and it is an exciting time to join our team. Our most recent Ofsted inspection gave glowing praise about the school, judging behaviour, personal development and the 6th Form as good.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Chelle Pollard
  • Address:Marlowe Way, Newington, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6NB
  • Telephone: 01843 572500
  • Email: lee@rha.kent.sch.uk


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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.