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Site Manager - Full-time

Kingsnorth CEP School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3140-163S
  • Posted:21/02/2024
  • Pay:£27,861.84 - £31,838.72
  • Start Date:Once employment checks are completed
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:As applications are received


Are you a highly motivated and skilled individual with a passion for pride and excellence in your work as you maintain a safe educational environment?

We are seeking a dedicated school Site Manager to join our team at Kingsnorth CEP School.  As the School Site Manager, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and upkeep of our amazing grounds and share our vision for a school which the children, staff and community are proud of.  As we begin our whole school journey with OPaL there are many exciting opportunities to develop the school site for the enjoyment of the children.

We are looking for someone with the following characteristics:

  • Attention to Detail:  Ensure compliance with statutory health and safety standards and a high level of pride for our school as you identify and address maintenance needs, safety concerns and cleanliness throughout the school.
  • Proactive Approach:  Demonstrate a proactive approach in identifying potential issues and taking preventative measures to maintain a secure and optimal learning environment.
  • Prioritising Workload: Address urgent issues promptly while also planning and executing preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Teamwork and Communication:  Collaborate with other staff to coordinate maintenance activities and ensure the overall functionality of the school facility.  
  • Proven experience in a role where these skills are demonstrated either in an educational or other site setting.
  • Evidence of basic trade skills.
  • General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or an equivalent qualification.
  • First Aid at Work Certification – training can be provided
  • Knowledge of UK health and safety regulations and their practical application in an operational setting.
  • Experience in conducting risk assessments and implementing necessary control measures.
  • Understanding of COSHH regulations and the safe handling of hazardous substances.
  • Familiarity with fire safety protocols and emergency evacuation procedures.
  • The position is permanent, working 52 weeks per year with 29 days paid leave plus bank holidays.  We provide pension contributions and statutory sick pay with many other benefits of employment by the Aquila MAT, Diocese of Canterbury.
  • The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore all staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.
  • Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and the advert will close early if the right candidate is found.



Information about the school

Kingsnorth CE Primary School is an exciting and vibrant place to learn and develop. We were judged as outstanding in our SIAMS. In our most recent OFSTED as a ‘Good School’.

We are also one of 34 English Hub school’s across the country. We are an active and leading school within Aquila (The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust - www.diocant-aquila.org). We work in strong partnership with other schools across Ashford, South Kent and beyond, providing support and learning opportunities for our staff.

We are a flag ship school for the Inclusion Quality Mark and are extending this by working with Nurture UK to further develop our provision as we understand that all behaviour is communication. We have recently been successful in being awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award and the Wellbeing Award. We are also very proud of our Outdoor Learning/Forest school provision which we are incorporating with our OPaL (Outdoor Learning and Play) scheme.

We are situated next to the church in the heart of Kingsnorth village, south of Ashford. We are a large 2 form entry school with 420 children on roll. We have strong links with the local Church and Community. Our supportive Governing Body and active PFA play key roles in school life.

Kingsnorth CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

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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.