SITE/HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER - ESTATES AND MAINTENANCE
Salary £28,664-£35,671 (Dependant on experience and qualifications)
The Loddon School® is both a home and school for 28 children who have the most severe and complex learning difficulties. The children live at the school 52 weeks a year, so the School is a home which provides education, leisure, play and outings.
We are seeking a practical and capable full time Site Manager to lead our experienced maintenance team and manage Health and Safety for the Site. The main purpose of the role is to manage, organise and provide a wide range of facilities services to the school, resulting in a safe, welcoming environment for children, staff, parents and visitors.
The Loddon Foundation currently operates across two main sites, The Loddon School in Sherfield-on-Loddon, and Field House Barn (training facility) in Sherborne St John, plus we have three residential houses near to the school which provide student and staff accommodation. We also have a fleet of vehicles, an indoor swimming pool, and 10 acres of land including a paddock and run a smallholding with farm animals. Our buildings range from a Victorian rectory to a state of the art new build with plans for additional building work on site.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the security of all sites; the supervision of contractors; maintaining a tidy and safe site; preventative, reactive and planned maintenance for all locations, working with School and Charity Leadership team members and working directly for the Principal.
Applicants will ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in a maintenance role, preferably in a similar environment, coupled with having worked for at least two years in a managerial or senior supervisory capacity. Being well versed in Health and Safety and Fire Safety law and regulation is essential and a D1 driving licence is an advantage. You should have good interpersonal skills, be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work to provide a first class service. The role will involve the operation of machinery and some physical work.
The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, one week in five on call and Bank Holidays are classed as normal working days. In return we offer continual professional development, a supportive and fun working environment, 7 weeks holiday, generous company pension scheme, employee assistance programme, free lunch and a promise that no one day will be the same as another.
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please call (01256 884617) or email Danielle Jewers, HR Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org to request a job description/person specification and application form. We do not accept CVs and therefore it is critical all areas of the application form are filled in.
Closing date for applications is Monday 11th February 2019.
Interviews will be held w/c 18th February 2019.
The Loddon Foundation Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.