Site Manager, Notre Dame Catholic Girls’ School

START DATE: ASAP (Ideally May 2024)
LOCATION: Notre Dame Catholic Girls’ School
HOURS/WEEKS: 36 hours per week, 52.14 Weeks
SALARY: Grade PO1 SP 28-31(£38037 – £40503) based on above / dependent on experience and qualifications with a higher salary considered for an exceptional candidate

We are looking to appoint a Site Manager who is flexible, reliable, enthusiastic and hardworking, to join our vibrant team at Notre Dame Catholic Girls’ School. The Site Manager is a key member of the school team and has a vital role to play in the management and maintenance of the school buildings and grounds; providing a safe working environment. The Site Manager will closely work with the Headteacher and the MAT Estates Operations Lead to prioritise, plan and schedule works.

We Offer

  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • A school with a strong commitment to all staff.
  • A community which is on a rapid journey of improvement with a commitment to being even better.
  • 29 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part-time and term-time contracted support staff)
  • The opportunity to work in a team where your skills, enthusiasm and hard work will be appreciated.

Do not be put off applying for a post if you are not a practising Catholic. We welcome applications from colleagues who are supportive of the values of a Catholic School.


Notre Dame is part of the South East London Catholic Academy Trust ( and new colleagues would be expected to share our mission of creating a family of schools that together, through shared support and challenge, strive to provide an authentic Catholic education where all children will be empowered, inspired and flourish. 

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Site Security

  • Act as keyholder for the school site, locking and securing all access and egress points and setting the alarm at the end of every day.
  • Be on the school’s keyholder list and respond to the school’s security alarm if required.
  • Take resonsibility for ensuring all contractors are properely signed in/out and have left the building at the end of the school day.
  • Ensure all keys are labelled, organised and kept secure.
  • Ensuring the site remains safe and secure throughout the school day to safeguard the school community.
  • General site supervision, including prevention of trepass, ensuring that unauthorised parking does not occur, and, in conjunction with the Headteacher, ensure the safe use of the school site at all times.

Health & Safety/Compliance

  • Ensure fire doors are unlocked and are not blocked whilst staff/students/contractors are on site.
  • Act as a fire marshall, including responding to the fire alarm, checking the fire panel and liasing with the emergency services.
  • Ensure that major emergencies: fires, electrical and gas issues are reported immediately and site users are safeguarded eg: by evacuating the premises and assisting emergency services.
  • Respond to incidents eg: ensure bursts, leaks, flooding, equipment/plant breakdown and breakages are dealt with promptly and safely as appropriate.
  • Carry out regular safety checks of the school buildings, fittings and fixtures. Undertake minor repairs where necessary or obtain quotes for remedial works when required.
  • Ensure statutory maintenance checks are completed and logged on the school’s Compliance Tracker, laising with the Headteacher promptly for any actions required.
  • Manage the ‘Planned Maintenance and Statutory Checks’ compliance tracker, arranging for servicing and works to be carried out in a timely manner.
  • Maintain tidy and organised workspaces and storage areas.
  • Safely operate and maintain all machinery and equipment in accordance with the maufacturer’s instructions.
  • Ensure the safe and secure storage of all toxic and flammable substances in line with COSHH.
  • Ensure spillages, sickness an other noxious substances (eg: animal faeces) are dealt with promptly.
  • Ensure the school site is safe in adverse weather, eg: clearing ice/snow and gritting.
  • Input risk assessments and follow risk management protocols.
  • Ensure safe working standards are observed at all times and adhere to and promote the school’s policy and procedures in relation to health and safety.
  • Follow the school’s procedures relating to manual handling and lone working.

Site Hygiene and Maintenance

  • Deal with maintenance issues as required eg: blocked toilets, change lightbulbs, remove graffiti and undertake minor repairs.
  • Responsible for daily/weekly/monthly checks of school facilities and equipment to ensure they are maintained in working order.
  • Manage replenishment of consumables throughtout the building eg soap, sanitiser, toilet rolls and tissues.
  • Manage stock levels eg: consumables, as above and place orders as required in line with available budgets and school financial procedures.
  • Undertake portering duties when required eg: moving deliveries to the intended departments, recycling paper and confidential waste and moving furniture.
  • Provide customer service to colleagues eg: organising the moving of equipment and furniture and hanging displays.
  • Promote and adhere to recycling and environmental initatives set up by the school and local council and ensure that the bin stores are kept in good order.
  • Liaise with the cleaning contractors eg: communicating areas which need attention.
  • Report external issues eg: vandalism, defects in fences or hard surfaces to the Headteacher promptly.
  • Organise minor grounds maintenance as required eg: clearing leaves, unblocking drains and gutters, sweeping playgrounds.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work additional hours by agreement eg: maintenance work during school closure, school events.
  • Communicate effectively with the Headteacher and MAT Estates Operations Lead to ensure the safe and efficient running of the site.
  • Attend meetings and discussions which contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Adhere to the staff Code of Conduct, dress code and other policies relating to staff.
  • Demonstrate a record of excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health & safety , security, confidentiality and data protection reporting all concerns to the appropriate person as agreed.
  • Treat all information acquired through employment, both formally and informally, in confidence.
  • Be aware of and support diversity; acting as a positive role model to students.
  • Appreciate and support the work of other professionals.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Participate in first aid training as required.
  • Participate in the school’s performance appraisal scheme in order to develop and enchance personal and service performance.
  • Use IT as appropriate to support your role.
  • Support the distinctive Catholic ethos of the school and MAT.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Head teacher.


Notre Dame Catholic Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo a child protection screening to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Want to come and see us?

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contract the school office – by email to make an appointment with the Headteacher.

HOW TO APPLY: For our application form please contact the school office via

For more information about Notre Dame Catholic Girls’ School please visit our website:

CLOSING DATE:                       Friday 3rd May 2024 @ 12.00pm.

Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage. Notre Dame reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.   

CONTACT DETAILS: Ms B Byrne,  Headteacher

Please note: We do not accept applications via agencies