Buildings and Maintenance Manager

  • Location
    Sale, Manchester
  • Salary
    £ 28000 - £ 30000 / Year
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Site Manager
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference



To support the delivery of the School Development Plan priorities by devising and implementing a relevant rolling programme of maintenance and refurbishment for buildings and grounds. In doing so, ensure that the condition and appearance of the buildings and grounds uphold and enhance the school's identity and commitment to quality.

To provide project planning and management support for the Business Manager on capital projects by liaising with contractors, architects and specialists so that such projects are completed successfully

To provide technical support for bid writing for external capital build funding

To be responsible for the estates budget, including health and safety and to advise the Headteacher, Business Manager and governors on priorities

To support the Business Manager in the procurement and supervision of contracts and service level agreements associated with the repair and maintenance of the buildings and estate and have the knowledge and skills to monitor progress and quality control

To ensure that contracts are delivered on time and within budget and provide best value

To provide reports for the Governors' Resources Committee and to prepare reports as and when necessary for the Business Manager and Headteacher

To ensure that the site is secure and that relevant contracts, systems and procedures are in place and operating effectively and efficiently

To support the Business Manager in the scrutiny of the Asset Management Plan so that it is an accurate reflection of the condition of all buildings, contents and grounds

Undertake the maintenance of an inventory and review the suitability and condition of all school plant, equipment, furniture and fixtures and fittings

To produce appropriate strategic reports, plans, policies and programmes for the school site and premises

To review and maintain whole school risk management, risk register and risk assessments in conjunction with the business Manager

To be responsible for the lettings programme for the school, supporting external customers, managing booking and charging system

  • Maintenance

Have relevant skills to undertake general maintenance issues without the need to engage external contractors

Be competent in general maintenance to best support and train the site team with minor plumbing, electrical, joinery requirements. Be competent in upkeeping the appearance of the school with painting and decorating

To ensure that the efficiency of environmental services, including electrical, gas, plumbing, hygiene, water services/systems are maintained and that service contracts are programmed and effectively deployed and best value

To ensure that site staff are appropriately trained and have the skills to respond efficiently to maintenance issues so that all staff can carry out their duties effectively and that teaching and learning is not compromised.

Be conversant with the terminology to liaise with all maintenance contractors so that work is carried out to specification and within agreed timescales. In doing so, ensure that all health and safety rules and security checks are observed so that the safety of the students and staff is not compromised

  • Leadership and Management of Personnel

To plan and implement duty and holiday rotas for caretaking staff so that effective cover is provided during term and holiday times and be flexible to support when required

To lead, manage and support all caretaking staff on a daily basis and to monitor the quality and effectiveness of their work. In doing so, ensure that the deployment of site staff makes an effective contribution to the upkeep of the site, services, building and equipment.

To provide in house training and support to the caretaking team as necessary

To deploy caretaking staff on porterage and furniture requirements requested by staff


  • Health and Safety

To ensure that all staff comply with health and safety rules and procedures

To be responsible for health and safety inspections and reports ensuring that the school complies with legal requirements on fire safety and all other health and safety related matters

To report promptly to the Business Manager any issues which may lead to or have led to a breach of regulations

To keep abreast of changes to H & S Law and to ensure that any changes are brought to the attention of the Business Manager and where appropriate the Headteacher/ governors, for subsequent action

In fulfilling these duties, the post holder must ensure the maintenance of accurate up to date records on all matters concerning the maintenance of the site, always having regard to: -

  • Health and Safety at work requirements

  • Statutory Regulations where those apply

  • School Health and Safety Policies and Security Procedures

  • Nationally agreed codes of practice

This job description is designed to outline the main duties and responsibilities associated with the post but are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties performed. It will be reviewed each year and it may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the post-holder, Headteacher or representative.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and DBS checks will apply to this post.

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Please apply with your CV to: Linda Reynolds