Site Manager Facilities

  • Location
    Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
  • Salary
    £ 28227 - £ 30000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Property and Housing
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Property Management, Facilities Management

Adecco's specialist Property Services Division North are delighted to be partnering exclusively with Consilium Academies Trust to assist them in recruiting a Facilities Manager / Site manager on a permanent basis to work out of their offices located in Gateshead.


We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and creative facilities professional to build and drive a new approach and set best practice standards from the beginning. The Facilities Manager will be part of a new and aspirational estates team working in one of our schools to provide an effective facilities management service. This role will ensure the school is compliant with all relevant legislation, making improvements where required. It will be instrumental in providing an environment that is fit for purpose, safe, clean, and pleasant.


  • Manage planned maintenance programme and oversee the delivery of statutory compliance tasks, acting as the focal point for the school's premises needs.

  • Work closely with the Head of Estates & Regional Estates Manager to create a best practice model for facilities management in our schools.

  • Monitor and update the estate risk register in line with the school risk profile, identifying potential areas of vulnerability to the head of estates and senior school colleagues. Develop mitigation plans and provide guidance on risk avoidance. Conduct reviews of process and procedure as required.

  • Ensure risk assessments are in place for all relevant hazards and working procedures, ensuring that staff are familiar with safe working practices and understand the importance of compliance.

  • Support the Business Support Officer and central finance team to manage estate and facilities budgets within the area of responsibility. Including housekeeping, security, planned maintenance, reactive maintenance, cyclical maintenance, and energy management.

  • Manage the availability of critical spares and stocks required for the day-to-day management of the site, ensuring your team have the equipment they need.

  • Ensure cost effective procurement in line with trust policies and procedures.

  • Monitor standards of delivery by external contractors and consultants against specifications and KPIs

  • Oversee and manage the school helpdesk process ensuring that repairs and issues are identified and actioned by maintenance teams within the required timescale.

Candidate requirements:

  • Proven experience of managing complex facilities, including leading internal teams and contractors, and maintaining high standards of quality

  • Need to be customer focused and have a great attitude- leadership skills

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Health and safety qualification -IOSH or NEBOSH certificate and willing to work towards achieving the full diploma.

  • Compliance factors knowledge

Benefits package:

  • Salary £28,227 - £30,000

  • 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Fully funded training and development provided for career progression

  • Pension with the Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers Pension Scheme

  • Enhanced contractual sick pay in line with the Burgundy Book and Green Book

  • Employee Assistance Program with access to counselling and CBT 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Access to an Occupational Health Provider

  • Free membership to Perkbox with hundreds of exclusive offers and discounts available online and in store at many shops, gyms, and restaurants

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Cristina Baraganu