Area Site Manager

The Pioneer School, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC7001-104S Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: £33,819-£36,138 Actual Salary
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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£33,819-£36,138 Actual Salary + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

The role will be based at St James the Great. There will be time spent operating equally - St James, Newlands, and Pioneer Academy.

We are seeking to appoint an Area Site Manager to oversee our Academies in the London and East region, including St James the Great, Newlands Academy and the Pioneer School.

As part of the Regional Estates team, you will have an operational and supervisory role, managing the academies' School Facilities Managers across the 3 sites.

The Area Site Manager has an operational role which is focused on ensuring the safe, economic and effective operation of the Trust buildings and grounds within the area of control.The Area Site Manager is expected to set and maintain high professional standards at all times and promote and adhere to the Trust's values to be unusually brave, discover what's possible, push the limits and be big hearted.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of premises management or building management,
  • Be highly motivated, organised, full of initiative, and common sense,
  • Have a proven ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • You will have the ability to lead and relate well and build positive relationships with staff and key stakeholders.

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they've ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

AET Staff Benefits

Career development and training: AET offers a wide range of statutory and developmental training to help you succeed in your career.
Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

Closing date: Sunday 26th November 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Information about the School

We are a successful, purpose built, mixed special school providing for children and young people between the ages of 3 – 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties.

With the exception of those pupils occasionally admitted in the Foundation Stage on an assessment basis all pupils have a statement of special educational need, falling principally into the categories of severe and complex or profound and multiple. A smaller number of students have moderate learning difficulties and a significant number have an additional diagnosis of autism.

The school experiences a variable pattern of referrals and admissions and whilst it is usual for children to be admitted at the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 age there are a significant number of children that are admitted at other ages. Admissions also take place regularly throughout the school year.

Although the catchment area for the school extends beyond the geographical boundaries of Basildon the vast majority of pupils live in the local area.

In January 2009 the school moved to new purpose built premises, which were further extended in September 2011 to provide even more specialist spaces. The school now has facilities that are second to none within the UK and we are regularly visited or consulted on matters of special school design.

Our vision is to continue developing and improving the quality of provision available to our students and our Academy Council, parents and staff are enthusiastic and committed to the proposed plans. We believe that our proposals will enhance the education and quality of life for the children and young people currently in the school and lead to better outcomes for them in adult life.

Our most recent successful Ofsted inspection recognised that we are an Outstanding school, commenting 'The quality of education for pupils with profound and multiple special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is excellent. Pupils thrive in this high-quality learning environment. '

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Laurence Johnson
Pioneer School
Ghyllgrove, Basildon
Essex, SS14 2LA
Telephone: 01268 243302
Email: ljohnson@academiesenterprisetrust.org

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