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Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

Site Manager

Closing date: 17/06/2024 at 17:00

Job Start Date: July 2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Ark Support Scale (Outside London) 8, £30,295 - £36,648)

Hours of Work: Full Time, 36 hours per week, 52 weeks a year

Location of Role: Southsea

Job/Person Summary

Ark Ayrton Primary School and Ark Ayrton Nursery are well-established, sought-after settings in the heart of Portsmouth.  The school has been graded as ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted and as part of the Ark network of schools, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We are a 2-form entry school with a nursery attached with 500 pupils attending across both school and nursery.  We also have over 90 members of staff.

We are now seeking to appoint a highly motivated and committed Site Manager on a full-time contract to join our amazing team.

As our Site Manager, you will be proud to lead the team responsible for ensuring our Academy is a safe, inviting and positive learning environment for our children, staff and visitors. You will also advise and proactively work with leaders to uphold and realise our vision and ensure the school runs as efficiently and effectively as possible following good sustainable principles. 

You will be responsible for the management and operation of all premises-related functions at the academy including buildings and grounds maintenance, security, cleaning, health and safety, lettings of our facilities and managing contractors.

The site team includes: The Site Manager, Caretaker and 5 cleaning staff. Our site is extensive given our location in the heart of the city. We have a variety of original buildings, purpose built pre-fab buildings and a big car park at the front. Additionally, we are very fortunate to have large grounds which wrap around the site. We have begun developing these but there is still much to do to maximise their potential which is very exciting!

The ideal candidate will have:

We can offer you:

By joining the Ark schools’ network, you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts.

Application Procedure


Safer Recruitment

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role. Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.  We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

About us

Address: Somers Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 4LS

Telephone: 023 9282 4828

Website: www.arkayrtonprimary.org/

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