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Brighton and Hove City Council
Overview of the job
This position is essential to the team’s efforts to carry out the Education Capital Programme, especially the annual scheduled maintenance programme, which makes sure that school properties and grounds are maintained in good shape and in accordance with the law.
The principal responsibilities of the position holder are:
- maintaining a record of the school’s current state to enable appropriate prioritisation of maintenance tasks.
- conducting yearly inspections of every school to ascertain whether the building’s condition has changed significantly.
- putting together the annual planned schedule of works to guarantee the effective and efficient utilisation of capital money.
- supervising the development of tenders and approving the project awards for the annual work plan.
- ensuring that every task is done with due consideration and attention to all health and safety issues.
- A designated point of contact in educational institutions for inquiries about legionella and asbestos.
- administration of school term maintenance contracts to guarantee legal compliance.
First point of contact for site managers, business managers, and head teachers on property and land issues pertaining to schools
Please call 01273 293515 or 07970 909 892 to speak with Gillian Churchill, Head of Education Capital, informally.
About the role
Wouldn’t it be nice to work locally in Brighton & Hove rather than commute?
We are seeking a motivated manager to work with our Property & Design Division’s Education Premises Team.
Together with the in-house building surveyors and facilities managers of the Council, you will create and carry out the yearly programme of planned and term maintenance for the city’s maintained school buildings.
You will visit schools on a regular basis to provide maintenance-related guidance and support, as well as to offer suggestions. You will help determine whether land or property has to be acquired or disposed of, obtain permission for leases, licences, and wayleaves, and keep accurate records of school buildings, land, and property. Policies and processes for corporate asset management will benefit from your contribution. In certain health and safety domains, such asbestos and legionella, you will assume the lead role.
You will possess the necessary expertise in property management, budget creation and oversight, teamwork, health and safety, adaptability, effective communication, IT, and organisational abilities, as well as the capacity to function under duress.
Please take the time to carefully study our employment application pages at brighton-hove.gov.uk. They provide you with all the help you need to finish your application and details on what to expect during the interview and after you submit it.
You must upload a supporting statement, complete your employment history and education, then submit your application. The most crucial component of your application is your supporting statement, which will be utilised during the shortlisting process to determine whether you should be awarded an interview and whether you fit the role’s fundamental requirements as outlined in the person specification. Please read our supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) before beginning your application as it contains crucial advice that will improve your chances of being selected for further consideration.
If the aforementioned role is term-time only or requires fewer than 37 hours per week, your starting pay will be pro rata.
Work Permits: If the conditions of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System are met, we might be able to secure a work permit for this position. For additional information about the Skilled Worker Visa, please visit Gov.uk.
To find out more about our principles and the advantages of working for the council, go to our Why Work Here page at brighton-hove.gov.uk.
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Read about our anti-racism policy, our fair and inclusive initiatives, and the efforts we are making to promote a diverse workforce at brighton-hove.gov.uk to learn more about our dedication to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can reach their potential.