Plumpton College is a medium sized organisation with over 3000 students, a turnover of £18m and a rich and diverse business portfolio aligned to the needs of the land based and rural sector across the South East. The college has a clear strategic plan, excellent resources and a drive for continuous quality improvement.
Reporting directly to the Deputy Principal, the Estates Manager Health is responsible for the development and maintenance of the college facilities and its estate. This is a cross-college role with significant responsibilities which support the overall customer experience, the maintenance of exceptional safety standards and the continual development of the College’s reputation as an exemplar facility.
The successful candidate must have proven experience of buildings and facility management as well as a successful track record in delivering small scale building and refurbishment projects. Line management experience as well as the ability to drive efficiencies in resource utilisation is also essential.
As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as upto 7 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking.
Job role includes:
Essential criteria for the post:
Basic working hours are from 08.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday but some flexibility will be required to meet the needs of the business. This is an all year round post. There will be some evening and weekend working required to support faculty activities, and whole college recruitment and promotional events.
The candidate appointed to the post will automatically become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme and pay contributions as determined by annual salary levels. The pension scheme includes life assurance cover and the college will also pay a contribution towards your pension. There is also free car parking and a competitively priced dining room service.
Equality and Diversity
Plumpton College is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and is dedicated to pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practices and eliminating unfair discrimination on any basis. This means that no job applicant will receive less favourable treatment than another on grounds of gender, marital status, age, racial origin, disability, sexual orientation or political or religious beliefs.
Criminal Record Check via the Disclosure Procedure
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 gives individuals the right not to disclose details of certain old offences when asked about their criminal record as they may be defined as ‘spent’. There are exemptions to this if the individual is offered a post which involves contact with children or regular work at an establishment exclusively or mainly for children.
The post you have applied for falls into this category and, therefore, requires a criminal background check.
If a job offer is made, you will be asked to apply for a DBS Disclosure Certificate. The Disclosure Certificate will contain details of current and “spent” convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings held on the Police National Computer, excluding certain specified old and minor offences.
The DBS Disclosure will also indicate whether information is held on government faculty lists of those individuals who are barred from working with children or vulnerable adults (if applicable).
The post-holder cannot begin employment with the college until the DBS Disclosure Certificate is received and considered by the Principal.