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Premises Manager

Pound Lane, Nailsea, North Somerset, Southwest, BS48 2NN
CLF SEMH Free School
Part Time
CLF 8, Actual salary £6,169
11th August 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
22nd August 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1263032

Are you practical and looking for a hands-on job with lots of variety? Are you semi-retired or looking to fit work around your training course? Are you reliable and organised with a positive ‘can do’ attitude?

If so, we can provide you with a unique opportunity to play a very important part in the set-up and smooth and efficient running of a brand new provision by providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment for the students and staff at Lime Hills Academy. As Premises Manager, you will be physically fit and competent to carry out a range of duties from opening-up to emergency repairs. Your understanding of building maintenance schedules as well as being able to demonstrate effective prioritisation skills will put you at a considerable advantage.

What we are looking for:

To be successful in the post, we are looking for someone helpful and proactive who is willing to meet the needs of the academy and has a variety of practical skills to apply to the general upkeep, operation and site safety of the school buildings and grounds. You will take direction from the Estates and Deputy Estates Manager, be IT literate, flexible in your approach to work and be able to form excellent working relationships with the academy Principal and Operations Manager.

Ideally, you will have previous experience working as a school caretaker or building manager, however consideration will be given if you can demonstrate transferrable skills from a similar type role or comparable background.

This role is based at Lime Hills Academy and sits within the wider Cabot Learning Federation Estates Team. You will undertake a wide range of duties including:

  • Being pro-active in identifying, reporting and rectifying defects
  • Managing a varied workload from unblocking sinks to painting and decorating
  • Ensuring the grounds and buildings are clean and hazard free
  • General porterage including distributing deliveries, moving furniture and setting up rooms
  • Ordering and refilling hygiene supplies
  • Raising orders, obtaining quotes and liaising with contractors
  • Dealing with emergency spillages, floods and drain blockages
  • Overseeing the day-to-day premises budget
  • Undertaking waste collection, litter removal and recycling
  • Prioritising various reactive minor repairs to the buildings and grounds
  • Seasonal weather duties (e.g. clearing of snow, gutters and drains)
  • Carrying out statutory checks and testing (e.g. fire alarms and emergency lighting)
  • Forming productive working relationships with contractors and colleagues
  • Ensuring the academy is unlocked at the beginning of the school day
  • Promoting and encouraging a strong Health & Safety culture

The successful candidate will receive training in fire safety, asbestos awareness, control of legionella and various other site safety and compliance checks.


About the Cabot Learning Federation

The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies, nine primary academies, an all through provision, a studio school, a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and three secondary phases. CLF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The trust is proud to serve a diverse student population and their communities. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. We are proud to be part of a vibrant community and celebrate the richness of cultures, faiths and backgrounds of our students. We aim to develop a curriculum that is responsive to our pupils needs and reflects their diverse interests and backgrounds. 

Lime Hills Academy is a new special school based in Nailsea for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental health needs which opens in September 2022.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Application Details

Interested parties are warmly invited to submit an Application Form providing previous employment details and suitability for the role. Our preferred method of application is via the Cabot Learning Federation recruitment portal. (Please do not submit CV’s, they will not be considered instead of or alongside your application.)

Please be aware that all updates regarding your application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account and may be directed to ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folders. You can also check on the status of your application under the ‘messages’ section of the CLF portal. 

Safeguarding Statement:

CLF SEMH Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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