Premises Manager
Strood Academy

Job reference: 001461

Location: Strood Academy

Closing date: 14/06/2018

Salary: Starting salary: £25,110 - £28,777 dependent on qualifications/experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Premises

Hours per week: Full-time (37 hours per week)

Start Date: Not specified

About the role:  Are you a competent and ambitious Premises Manager? Are you seeking a new opportunity that allows you to put your leadership and managerial skills to use whilst still maintaining your practical knowledge? Strood Academy has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced candidate to join us in the role of Premises Manager.  This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a candidate looking to increase their responsibility and demonstrate their ability to manage a large secondary site.  The successful candidate will be part of our well-established and experienced site management teams who operate across the Trust, and the chance to work highly skilled site and business specialists alike. 

Key responsibilities include the following;

  • To ensure that the premises and grounds of the Academy are maintained and developed
  • To ensure the security and fabric of all buildings is maintained at all times and be the primary contact for out of hours emergency call outs
  • Manage the relationship with all FM contractors at the Academy
  • To contribute to the creation of a safe, positive environment that is conducive to the promotion of learning
  • Responsible for the delivery of all works, projects and compliance checks at the Academy
  • Line Management of Site Staff within the Academy
  • Line Management of the Midday Supervisory Team
  • Line Management of the Cleaning Supervisor or management of any third-party cleaning contract, should the Academy engage in such a contract
  • The implementation of all LAT and Academy Policies relating to estates and facilities. 


This is a challenging yet equally rewarding position for someone who is self-motivated, a good communicator and has a sound knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety.  For more information, please consult the Job Description and Person Specification by clicking here.  The remuneration offered is Trust H Scale (£25,110 - £28,777) or I Scale (£28,777 - £32,914) dependent on qualifications/experience + 25 days annual leave per annum.  Our successful candidate will join us as soon as possible, taking any notice period into consideration.  Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20th June 2018. 

Working for Strood Academy:  Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community.  Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Our core values are creativity, collaboration, distinctiveness, respect and sustainability which are embedded and evident in all of our activities.  We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our Academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development.  Leigh Academies Trust invite those with the relevant expertise and ambition to join them in supporting a learning institution capable of preparing students for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of the trust allows you to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at academy level and across the whole Trust on a regular basis.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


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