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SITE MANAGER - FERN HOUSE SCHOOL

Apply by:                          Friday 8th July2022  

Interviews:                      Week Beginning Monday 11th July

Actual Salary Range:     £31,590.00 (Band C ) 

Working hours:              46 – 50 hours per week, 52 weeks per year  

Contract Term:               Permanent 

Job Start:                         1st September 2022 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Fern House School for a Site Manager to maintain and look after our new purpose built SEMH school. You will need skills set to manage a 21st century building.  The building will be operating a BMS System, which controls and monitors the building's mechanical and electrical equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and security systems. The ideal candidate must be flexible (as every day is different), adaptable and hardworking.  You will need to be a well-organised person who can work independently and as part of a team. You need to have good practical skills, as well as the ability to communicate well with others. 

Our grounds include an expansive outdoor area that will incorporate a farm and forest on site. We also have our very own minibus, which all staff have the opportunity to be trained to drive. You would be part of the site team, working across the site, and play an integral part in the responsibility for health and safety across the premises. You will also be part of our wider site management team across the Trust and there is an expectation that you will assist across the Trust as needed for which annual flexibility allowance is paid.

We have embedded values across the school for all staff and children and our ethos of wellbeing is of paramount importance. We promote a healthy work-life balance and support staff to feel heard and valued. All staff are given access to Perkbox- an app that provides discounts on many high street chains. We provide staff with well-being days and an attendance reward schemes.

Fern House School is a special school for pupils aged 5 – 16. We promote and adopt approaches based on attachment theories and neurobiological research to provide our pupils with a supportive framework, which allows them to be heard and understood safely. We understand the importance of building meaningful relationships with pupils and families to nurture growth and development of relational milestones such as, building trust and sharing enjoyment. Care and making connections are at the heart of our ethos, and we work hard to ensure that all staff feel cared for too.
Staff well-being is a school priority, and we ensure that all staff are given lots of opportunity to reflect and share information with their team. We take pride in offering supervision to support our staff with the emotional stresses of working with those who have experienced trauma. 

As part of the ELT Partnership we are strongly committed to providing high quality professionals. We are constantly reviewing our practices to ensure that our staff can focus on what matters: providing a rich environment in which children can learn and thrive. We are able to offer significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues at Fern House and across the Trust We encourage expertise and a staff that supports one another to develop their own practice.
Please visit our website to learn more about Fern House: https://www.fernhouseschool.org

For an application pack please contact Dorina Cunningham, Office Manager by emailing: fernhouse.recruitment@eltpartnership.org