Elmwood & Penrose are schools which teach students who have additional needs.  We are based in Bridgwater, Somerset.  We are all empathetic and have an awareness of the challenges our students face in their lives.  We have re-organised two special schools onto three sites.  We believe that our students need to experience the rights of passage to different buildings as they get older.  Penrose, the primary school, is based in Albert Street, Bridgwater and is a maintained Trust school.  The secondary school, Elmwood, is co-located with Robert Blake Science College on Hamp Avenue, Bridgwater and is a PFI.  The Jean Rees Centre 16-19 provision is based on the campus of Chilton Trinity.

Are you looking for your next challenging and exciting opportunity?  Our governors wish to recruit to the below vacancies,

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Elmwood & Penrose Federation Premises Manager - Permanent Position

Grade 12 - Spine Point 22 - 26

Salary Range: £21 ,074 - £23,866

Full time 37 hours per week all year round. To start as soon as possible

Elmwood & Penrose Federation are seeking to appoint a motivated, organised and reliable Premises Manager to help lead us through a very exciting time for the Federation as we are expecting to be moving to a new larger special school within Bridgwater in September 2020, we are currently fully engaged in the design process of the new school.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all premises related issues, including site security, buildings maintenance, health and safety procedures and practices. They will be responsible for the premises management of both Penrose School and the Jean Rees Centre, alongside liaison with the Facilities Management Company at Elmwood School to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Federation.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Managing and delivering both a reactive and preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Leading, managing and motivating a staff team, including carrying out appraisals.
  • Assessing and mitigating identified risks.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety issues (including COSHH).
  • IOSH or NE-BOSH certified (or willingness to be trained to this level).

They will be a master key holder for the Federation, need to be able to drive and have their own vehicle and be willing to move between different sites throughout the day. They will be responsible for a team of 2 caretakers and 3 cleaners. There is a need to be flexible and available to attend out of hours to attend to urgent security or maintenance issues and to open and lock the building for pre-arranged lettings.

Elmwood & Penrose Federation is a small Federation of two special schools which is split over three separate sites within Bridgwater. Penrose School is situated on Albert Street, it is a small primary phase special school for children with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. Elmwood School is a secondary phase special school and is co-located with Robert Blake Science College on Hamp Avenue. The Jean Rees Centre is a specialist Post 1 6 Centre which is situated on the Chilton Trinity site.

Closing date: Monday 4 March 2019

Shortlisting: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Interviews: Monday 11 March 2019

Visits to the Federation are encouraged.

To request an application pack or to arrange a visit to the federation, please contact Mrs Sue Pring.

'Believe You Can'

Elmwood & Penrose Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references. 

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