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Facilities Manager: The Gatwick School

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex
£33713 to £37337
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Facilities Manager

Ref: SCH-AAT-0091 28 day(s) remaining

Establishment: The Gatwick School 

Location: Crawley Salary: 33713.00 - 37337.00 

Department: PREM Job Type: Full Time

Closing Date: 10/06/2024 12:49 

Interview Date: - 

Start Date: ASAP

Additional Information

Contract Type: Permanent 

Contract Term: AYR - All year round 

Hours per Week: 37.00 

Weeks per Year: 52.143 

Pay Grade: Support Pay Scale - West Sussex | SCP24 - SCP28

The Role

The Gatwick School is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Facilities Manager to join our team. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly improving all through school. The core purpose is to work proactively to provide an effective Facilities management service to the school, ensuring a high standard of cleanliness, maintenance and security resulting in a pleasant and safe learning environment for the pupils which facilitates high levels of educational standards. This role is accountable for the Statutory, Hard and Soft FM disciplines of the Facilities team for the school as well as all contractor management.

Working hours:

The working hours are 37 hours per week, all year round. The hours will be agreed locally, subject to the time of the academic year and operational demand. The Facilities team is made up of 1 manager, and 2 assistant managers and operate a 6am to 6pm open school by utilising a shift pattern of 6am – 2pm, 8am – 4pm, and 10am – 6pm on a rotating basis. There is also the need for 1 in every 3 weeks to be on overnight ‘standby’ to attend in an emergency situation and liaise with our retained security first responder service.

We are looking for individuals who have: 

  • Are able to use initiative, be decisive with a positive 'can do' attitude.
  • Proven DIY skills.
  • Caretaking experience.
  • The ability to work in an organised and methodical manner.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety regulations in a school setting.
  • The ability to carry out the physical requirements of the role.
  • A flexible approach and willingness to work out of school hours as required.

Staff Benefits:

  • Fringe allowance
  • Potential for career progression
  • An experienced and supportive central Trust team
  • Extensive CPD opportunities for all staff including Aurora Trust-wide CPD
  • Coaching culture established for staff
  • Employee Wellbeing and Assistance Scheme
  • Staff / Long Service Awards

You will be joining a supportive team who place our values of Chances, Choices, and Culture at the centre of all that we do, with a commitment to raising pupil achievement and aspirations.

Colleagues are welcoming and highly supportive and we provide an extensive CPD programme offering development opportunities at all career stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must have, or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. The School is an equal opportunities employer.

We welcome candidates for tours or an informal chat with the Director of Operations and Communications. Please contact for more information.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Related Documents

Facilities manager Facilities Manager JD & PS.May2024.pdfDownload

Safeguarding Information

Aurora Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Aurora Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Manor Royal Business District
7 Magellan Terrace (Ground Floor)
Gatwick Road
West Sussex
RH10 9PJ

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