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Premises Manager  - Scale 6 £24,313 + Special Schools Allowance £507 Full time

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College in Halifax has been judged by Ofsted in five successive inspections, as an outstanding Special School most recently in November 2017.  The school caters for 185 pupils aged 11-19 with a wide range of learning and physical disabilities. Our numbers continue to rise.  We are a two site school with our Sixth form based at Spring Hall in Halifax.

We are keen to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Premises Manager based at Skircoat Green who will be responsible for the management and development of the premises, site and associated facilities. The successful candidate will be skilled in carrying out reactive repair and maintenance work, including routine monitoring and testing of the school’s hydrotherapy pool for which training will be given. It will be necessary to have a flexible approach and a self-motivated, positive attitude with the ability to manage own workload.

You should have a thorough understanding of current Health and Safety legislation and COSHH regulations. You will play a vital role in the daily running of all site related matters including the provision of maintenance, janitorial, cleaning and security service. You will ensure the school building is well maintained and represent the school when dealing with contractors and suppliers. Applicants will ideally have experience of working in a maintenance role possibly in a similar environment or within the construction industry. The role may require split-shift working and will include some opening and closing of the site as well as assistance with occasional lettings and school events. Emergency call outs are considered part of your duties. You will be required to undergo training appropriate to the role. There will also be some support of students with SEN undertaking simple vocational skills and a need to drive school vehicles.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is hard working, flexible and proactive in keeping our site safe and attractive;
  • Can use their own initiative and work independently;
  • Has good practical maintenance and DIY skills;
  • Has a good understanding of Health and Safety procedures as they relate to School premises, in particular Health, Safety, Fire Safety and COSHH regulations;
  • Has excellent communication and organisation skills;
  • Has good computer skills;
  • Will act as a key holder, including call out for the alarm.


This post offers many opportunities for professional development in a secure and supportive environment. The postholder will be expected to live on site in a 2/3 bedroomed bungalow at a nominal rent.

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and young people and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check.  

Visits to the school are welcomed and will be possible on either  2nd May at 1.30 pm  or 8 May at 9.30 am

Please email Trish Hoyle, School Administration Manager if you would like to visit.

Job packs are available on the school website or by email to Trish Hoyle as above and completed forms should be returned by email quoting post reference number no later than 12 noon on  Monday 13 May 2019.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019.

Email application requests will not be dealt with until Monday 29 April due to the Easter holidays.

Please return completed form with a job description & personnel specification to the Directorate of Schools and Children’s Services, Personnel Team, Northgate House, no later than 12 noon on Wednesday one week prior to publication.

Please see the 5 documents below in relation to this post.