Site Supervisor (Maintenance Operative) - Montgomery Academy

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Academy: Montgomery Academy

Salary: £20,092 – £21,748 FTE

Closing date for applications: 5 July 2021, 9.00am

Montgomery Academy

Site Supervisor (Maintenance Operative)

Salary:            Points 7 to 11 on the NJC Pay Scale currently £20,092 - £21,748 (£10.44 - £11.30 per hour)

Contract:        Permanent, 37 hours per week. Full Year

Start Date:      September 1st, 2021

Who are we?

Montgomery Academy is a rapidly improving school with good leadership and determined to deliver the highest quality education.

Montgomery Academy is situated in Bispham, north Blackpool. We are proud of our reputation for securing both high quality academic achievement and providing the best possible learning opportunities and support for our students. These high standards are built upon foundations of mutual respect, collective values and the firm belief that learning counts and people really matter. The school is energetic, inclusive and continually seeking ways to improve the opportunities as well as draw the best talents, expertise and experience for students and staff alike. 

The Academy’s sponsor is FCAT, the Fylde Coast Academy Trust, a growing and developing Multi Academy Trust which is committed to “promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership”. You would be joining the ‘family of schools’ within FCAT which will provide outstanding opportunities for future professional growth and potential promotion. Furthermore, the Academy is also part of the Fylde Coast Teaching School which delivers high quality courses on teaching and leadership as well as the opportunity for colleagues to network and share good practice to improve opportunities for young people across the region. We are determined to build upon this further and are looking to appoint like-minded professionals to join us on our journey of continuous improvement.

Montgomery Academy has been on a journey of improvement since April 2016 when it came out of Special Measures.  It is currently Requiring Improvement though had a very positive Section 8 inspection in May 2019 where we told to continue embedding the strategies we had already put in place.  Leadership was described as a strength of the academy.  The reputation of the academy grows year on year with the proportion of parents putting us as first choice rising by 30% this year.  We are developing a culture amongst our students of self-regulation specifically being safe, mature, ambitious, respectful and thoughtful.  In the last year, we have celebrated serving our community for 60 years since Field Marshall Montgomery officially opened the school in 1959.  All staff, students and parents/carers form the Montgomery Family and our family-ethos is the cornerstone of our continual improvement.  So you would be joining a much improved school with a positive and forward looking agenda. We are all optimistic about the future for the school.



Purpose of the role

To assist in the maintenance, cleaning and security of the school premises and site, ensuring a safe working environment and to assist in the smooth running of the school as directed.


General Duties

  • To act in accordance with the academy and FCAT’s Policies and Procedures.
  • To act as a role model, to encourage and promote non-discriminatory behaviour and ensure equality and diversity is sustained within our academy.
  • To ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations and maintain confidentiality in your working practices each day.
  • To adhere to FCAT’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures to ensure that the duty of care for all staff, including yourself to protect children and young people is maintained.
  • To contribute to the provision of an effective environment for learning.
  • To support the promotion of positive relationships with parents and outside agencies.
  • To attend skill training and participate in personal/performance development as required.
  • To take care for your own and other people’s health and safety in line with school and FCAT policies and procedures.


Key Duties

  1. Ensure that buildings and the site are secure, including during out of school hours and take remedial action if required;
  2. Take responsibility for one of the key areas of Maintenance / Cleaning / Testing & Auditing
  3. Act as a designated key holder for the school premises; providing emergency access to the school site
  4. Operate and regularly check systems such as heating, cooling, lighting and security (including CCTV and alarms);
  5. Undertake minor repairs (i.e. not requiring qualified craftsperson) and maintenance of the buildings, site, furniture and fittings
  6. Arrange emergency repairs and regular maintenance and safety checks as directed;
  7. Oversee onsite maintenance contractors, checking that work is completed to required standards and within required timescales;
  8. Undertake cleaning of allocated areas in line with specified standards when required
  9. Monitor consumables and stock and order supplies;
  10. Undertake general portage duties, including moving furniture and equipment within the school;
  11. Perform duties in line with health and safety and COSHH regulations and act where hazards are identified, report serious hazards to line manager immediately;
  12. Undertake regular health and safety checks of buildings, grounds, fixtures and fittings, (including compliance with fire safety regulations) and equipment, in line with other schedules;
  13. Be flexible and follow a rota system ensuring the school has site team cover at all times; (Occasional weekend work may be required)
  14. Maintain accurate and up to date records
  15. Any other duties as directed by the line manager.


Individuals in this role may also:

  1. Ensure the operation and maintenance of specialised equipment following training, for example sports / theatrical equipment;
  2. Supervise the work of cleaning and premises staff;
  3. Facilitate lettings and carry out associated tasks, in line with local agreements;
  4. Complete and email reports electronically 
  5. Be a designated first aider and perform first aid duties as required and in line with training


Indicative knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Expertise in minor maintenance and repair;
  2. Knowledge of policies and procedures for security, alarm systems, health and safety, minor repairs & maintenance, supervision of contract and cleaning staff;
  3. Experience of communicating with school staff and external contractors (for repairs and maintenance). 
  4. Computer skills; email, word processing and spreadsheets

What can we offer you?

Annual appraisal, access to comprehensive CPD and career development opportunities.

A challenging, ambitious and supportive place to work.

Please visit our websites to learn more about our Academy and Sponsor FCAT:

How to Apply

For further details and an application form please contact:

Andy Doyle on 01253 356271 or email at

Or visit the FCAT website:

Closing time and date for applications is 9am on Monday, July 5th, 2021

Shortlisting to take place on Monday, July 5th, 2021. An email will be sent to successful candidates, please check your SPAM/JUNK email for this.

Assessment and Interview Day on Thursday, July 8th, 2021  

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.



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