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Facilities Manager
  • Employer: St Nicholas Catholic High School
  • Reference: SEC/22/186658
  • Published: Tue 05/04/2022, 8:29 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 26/04/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary between £25,293 and £28,649
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Nicholas Catholic High School, Cheshire

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Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager

37 hours per week, full year

8am – 4pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am –3.30pm Friday

Grade 7 (SCP 17-23) £25,293 -£28,649

 Closing date: Tuesday 26 April 2022, 9am

Please note - St Nicholas Easter holidays are between Thursday 14 and Tuesday 26 April.

The Governors of St Nicholas Catholic High School wish to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to undertake the vital role of Facilities Manager. The role, reporting to the Strategic Business Manager, will have overall responsibility for leading the site team effectively and maintaining high standards of cleaning, facilities maintenance and improvements, security and health and safety management of the school site, both internally and externally.  The successful candidate will be skilled in a specific trade or buildings maintenance in general, to ensure compliance with current legislation relating to site safety and premises management.  Experience of working in a related area/school site would be advantageous.

Experience of leading and managing both in house staff and contractors in a front facing customer environment is required.  The successful candidate must have a flexible approach to the role and be willing to carry out a wide variety of tasks to meet the operational needs and demands of a busy high school environment, demonstrating personal drive to plan and complete tasks to the required timescales and quality standards.  They must be able to work as part of a team and possess good interpersonal skills when dealing with various school stakeholders including students, the general public, parents/carers and staff.  A full valid driving licence is also an essential requirement.

Please refer to the attached job description and people specification for further details, also available from our school website https://st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk/

St Nicholas Catholic High School is a mixed catholic secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in Northwich, Cheshire, and caters for approximately 1,250 pupils.

The school opened as a secondary modern in 1965, becoming a comprehensive school in 1972. It is a voluntary-aided school.

Values and vision

As a Catholic School, Gospel values permeate all the work undertaken in St Nicholas Catholic High School.  Pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of education in their own fulfilment as well as for the betterment of society. 

The school aims to nurture students’ faith through liturgical celebration, and provides pupils with opportunities to take part in retreats. St Nicholas welcomes the views of parents, and considers them to be central to the successful education of their children. 

The school’s Mission Statement summarises what the institution is aiming for: “We aspire to embrace the Gospel and its values, celebrating uniqueness and diversity. Our learning, within an enterprise culture, is based upon trust and respect which define our relationships within the world family. Everyone Matters.”

“St Nicholas Catholic High is an Ofsted rated good school. There has been a rising trend of attainment since the previous inspection and data provided by the school on current performance suggest that this has not only been sustained but, indeed, improved upon. 

“Learning and progress are good for most groups across the school, including for those students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Students' achievement is therefore outstanding.”

Safer Recruitment

Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As a result, we would like to highlight that all appointments are made subject to:

Procedure for Application:

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy please complete the application form, including names and addresses of two referees, and submit a concise letter of application. This should include the following information:

  1. A brief outline of what you have achieved in your present post
  2. A statement about why you want this job.
  3. An indication of the strengths and expertise you could offer the school.
  • All points should address the detail in the person specification and other points made within the information sent to candidates.
  • Please note, we only accept applications completed on the Catholic Education Service Application Form with a covering letter. Please do not send CVs or open testimonials.
  • Please ensure that the application form is completed in full. In particular, you must ensure that a full work history is provided and that any gaps in your employment are fully explained.
  • The referees cited in your application form must include your current or most recent employer. If your last employment was in a school, we would expect a reference from the Headteacher and/or Deputy/Assistant Headteacher.
  • When seeking references, we will request information about your suitability to work with children.
  • If you are shortlisted, any anomalies in your application will be discussed with you at interview.

Completed applications should be returned to the HR Officer, Mrs Dawn Crosthwaite at d.crosthwaite@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk to arrive no later than 9am on Tuesday 26 April 2022

Interviews are planned to take place during the following week, w/c 02 May 2022.

Please note that we are happy to arrange visits to school by prospective candidates before short-listing has taken place. Also if you wish to have an informal discussion about the post in advance of your application, or if you require any further details, please contact the Business Manager, Mrs Fleur MacCready at f.maccready@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk or on 01606 706000.