Premises Manager Job in Baldock, Hertfordshire at Brandles School – Part of Larwood Academy Trust

Baldock, Hertfordshire, Full Time £15k - £20k

Brandles School
Premises Manager Required

Starting April 2021 or sooner

Our mission is simple : To provide life-changing experiences for our students that equate to outstanding educational provision.

Can you become part of our team?

Brandles School is a dynamic, exciting, and progressive secondary special school with an innovative and constantly evolving curriculum for boys with social, emotional, and mental health related difficulties. We joined Larwood Academy Trust in Feb 2020.

We wish to appoint a Premises Manager who is a passionate, dedicated and determined member of staff who can build excellent relationships with staff and students, for April 2021 or sooner.

All our pupils have Education Health Care Plans but thrive in our nurturing and well-structured environment. You will need to be resilient and ready for the challenges that we face with our students.  We value our staff and being part of a cohesive team is essential for us, as we are a small and friendly school.

All staff are trained in the use of Hertfordshire Steps as a behaviour management system and there are several staff incentive programmes that recognise and support our dedicated staff, including:

·         Varied CPD opportunities that enhance knowledge and skills.

·         Staff well-being scheme and support for further training,

·         Excellent ICT provision,

·         Free Medicash membership. This equates to cash back for various routine medical appointments such as eye tests and dentistry etc. as well as a range of discounts in many shops. Staff can opt to add family members and children whilst in full time study are included for free.

·         Our own independent pay scale which is higher than national scales

If you are up for the challenge, we would love to hear from you.

We need the right person for our school and this role. Your attitude is the key driver, rather than your background and formal qualifications. If you do not have experience of working in special needs, please note that this is not a disadvantage.

The initial contract would be for a fixed term, with great potential for a permanent position.
Working hours – 37 hours per week
Ideally 52 weeks per annum, with annual leave entitlement.
However we would consider the option of term time plus several additional weeks per annum for the successful candidate.
Grade H3 – H4 ( Larwood Academy Trust payscale ) £19,344.36 – £21,106.92 gross pa
NB. Actual salary will be pro rata depending on final agreed working weeks pa, and experience level of the successful candidate.

Start date April 2021 or sooner if possible.

Closing date for applications : Monday 22nd February 2021
Interviews will be arranged : week ending 26th February 2021.

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact Mrs Kathy Jenkin on 01462 896351 to arrange an appointment with Mr David Pearce, Head Teacher.

Brandles School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and all staff are carefully vetted. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS checks.


Larwood Academy Trust - Vision and Ambition Following its inception in Nov 2016, Larwood Academy Trust has set out to create an outstanding educational pathway for pupils with social, emotional, and mental health related issues. Any pupil who joins the Trust (at any time) will experience teaching, support, care, and experiences that allow them to flourish, and achieve way beyond what previous expectations may have been for them.  They can take pride in their membership of such a journey. The Trust recognises the very challenging circumstances that many pupils are in when they arrive and via quality teaching, care, and support, we can proudly say that we change lives. Our structure is such that we can offer a pathway for special educational needs that can incorporate primary and secondary ages, a range of needs including autism, and a broad spectrum of provision that enables change, and re-engagement with education and success that has never been experienced before. We can succeed, where due to a range of issues, other placements have failed. Overall, we aim to be the best type of this provision in the country.