Opportunities within the Trust

Assistant Facilities and Buildings Manager - Friday 25th September 2020

Assistant Facilities & Buildings Manager – non residential
Full time 37 hours per week
Grade BBU9 NJC 24 – 27 £28,672 - £31,346 per annum

Our facilities and buildings team are integral to supporting the education of our students by providing the very best learning environments to enable outstanding teaching to be delivered by our colleagues.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Facilities & Buildings Manager to support our Facilities and Building Services Manager in the smooth running of our five academies and ancillary operations to support the education of our children. The role holder will line manage the work of site teams across the Trust.

Sound knowledge and experience of facilities management, Health & Safety compliance, cleaning, people management and general maintenance experience is required, as is the knowledge of building project management to ensure that the academies provides a safe and secure environment for our staff, students and visitors. A proficient understanding of the management of service contracts and suppliers within an education environment would also be an advantage.

The Assistant Facilities & Buildings Manager will be expected to implement, monitor and manage service and testing schedules, line manage staff, project manage necessary works, as well as ensure planned maintenance works are carried out in a timely and effective manner with procurement being sourced on a VfM basis in line with the SAF Financial Regulations Manual.

Although the role reports to the Facilities and Building Services Manager the role holder will be expected to be able to work independently to a very high standard, in line with legislation & SAF policies.

An excellent understanding of Health and Safety requirements and procedures are needed to ensure that all duties are carried out with diligence.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate they are motivated and committed to working to a high standard, can make effective and evidenced based decisions, enjoy working as part of a team and be flexible in their approach to both the job role and the changing, and often urgent, needs of our academies.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation can offer:

• The opportunity to join highly successful schools and multi-academy trust.
• An exceptional CPD provision.
• Career/secondment opportunities within our MAT academies.

A full clean driving licence is essential to assist in maintaining the academies fleet of minibuses.

Although primarily based at Sharnbrook Academy you will be required to travel between all our academies within the Trust. Flexibility to cover sickness and annual leave across the SAF site team will be required.

Working hours negotiable.

Conversations about the role are encouraged and warmly welcomed, by appointment by emailing hr@saf.org.uk.

For further information on the post and to obtain an application pack, please visit https://www.saf.org.uk/about-us/opportunities-within-the-trust/

Closing date: Friday 30th October 2020, 8.00 am
Interview date: w/c 2nd November 2020

Please return your application form to: The HR Department, Sharnbrook Academy Federation, Email: HR@saf.org.uk .

Sharnbrook Academy Federation reserves the right to either extend or reduce the vacancy window to that advertised depending on volume of applications received. We would therefore recommend early return of completed application forms to avoid disappointment.

Applications from agencies and personal CVs will not be accepted.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession.


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Applications close Friday 30th October 2020

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Great Ouse Primary Academy

Harrold Primary Academy

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Oakley Primary Academy

Sharnbrook Academy


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