Vacancy Details

King's Cross Academy - Facilities Manager

Job ref.: 0276
Job title: Facilities Manager
Employer: King's Cross Academy
Job type: Permanent
Pay: 32,592.00 per year
Date posted: 06/02/2019

Grade SO2, Scale point 32 Salary: £32,592

(Full-time 40hrs per week, 52weeks, bi-weekly shifts: 7.30-16.00 / 9.30 - 18.00)

As the primary leaseholder of the school site, the Academy takes its responsibilities very seriously. The detail and design from the light wells to the finish on the bannisters, from the colours used in the hand washing areas to the furniture in the classrooms reflect the best environment for both hearing and deaf children and staff. We want this same level of precision applied to the running and maintenance of the building. We want to maintain excellence to optimise the learning conditions for pupils, the working conditions for professionals and the involvement of parents and partners. We want to ensure safe and efficient running and maintenance of the award winning building for the benefit of generations of learners, staff and the wider school community.

Frank Barnes is a bilingual primary school for deaf children. It caters for children aged between 2-11 years from across London (current number on roll is 34 pupils) who are profoundly deaf and whose first language is BSL. It is an innovative school and, as a centre of excellence, is one of the few schools for the Deaf to have achieved 3 consecutive “Outstanding” Ofsted assessments. This is in recognition that our bilingual practice enables many of our pupils to make outstanding progress from their baselines on entry.

Everyone who works in the Academy contributes to learning both directly and indirectly as teachers and role models.  The Facilities Manager will help children to:

  • develop an understanding of the importance of the learning environment
  • use leadership skills in looking after their own building
  • understand how buildings are constructed
  • have input into this environment through the School Council and Pupil forum.

A well looked after school building environment will contribute to:

  • raising aspirations;
  • children feeling pride in their school;
  • environmentally aware children;
  • an awareness of the importance of design; and
  • efficient use of staff time.

Health and Safety is the responsibility of all who work on the school site and keeping a safe environment, uncluttered and organised workspaces is essential. The Facilities Manager and the contracted cleaning team will bring particular expertise to discharge their specific duties. We expect efficient monitoring of systems and a targeted maintenance programme and a clean building.

We recognise the challenges maintaining school buildings with active children and we know that we will attract more visitors than the average school. We are confident that with the right teams and the appreciation of the importance of learning, the level of excitement and pride that we feel in being in this building will be infectious.

Completed applications must be received by midday Thursday 21st February. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27th February 2019. Successful applicants would start ASAP.

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