Site Superintendent

Updated: Feb 2

Leeds City Academy

37 hours per week - All year round

B1/B2 point 4 – 7 £18,933- £20,092

Accountable to: Premises Manager

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 academy and one of four schools within the White Rose Academies Trust, a Trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The academy had a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding. Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language. Please apply if you wish to work for a Multi Academy Trust which values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class. Due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, our recruitment processes have been extended, enabling candidates time to secure the vital balance of expectations of their current work, their own and their family’s welfare with producing a high-quality application. Shortlisted candidates are likely to be interviewed using a combination of task(s) and a formal interview process, completing on-line or remotely. Prior to the interview day, candidates will be provided with expert support in preparing for and completing set tasks.

General Duties and Responsibilities: Security

  • Lock/unlock the academy buildings and areas

  • Undertake regular compliance checks as per Estates Manager Schedule 2

  • Undertake security checks and identify security risks and implement solutions

  • Monitor fire safety equipment and carry out fire drills in accordance to statutory legislation

  • Operate and respond to alarm systems where appropriate, outside of any specialist monitoring brief.

  • Monitor CCTV or surveillance equipment where appropriate

  • Liaise with police, security and surveillance contractors as per Premises Manager instructions

  • Undertake lettings and carry out associated clerical tasks

  • Provide emergency access to the academy site


  • Undertake appropriate repairs e.g. redecorating, fixing, minor plumbing, changing light bulbs, unblocking drains etc.

  • To organise and carry out various maintenance duties to ensure that the general upkeep and maintenance of the premises and grounds is satisfactory, as per specific schedule for the academy.

  • To carry out building improvement work e.g. erecting shelves, notice boards, bookshelves etc.

  • To be responsible for the operation of a preventative planned maintenance programme and for routine inspections of the buildings, fixtures, fittings, furniture, premises and grounds to assess for minor work or repairs required to be carried out to maintain safe and satisfactory conditions

  • Operation of Building Management System and maintenance of heating plant and lighting systems

  • To oversee and monitor the electrical testing of portable electrical appliances and to maintain the appropriate records

  • Undertake cleaning duties as required within the academy and grounds, including graffiti removal and litter-picking

  • Coordinate deliveries to the academy site

  • Monitor performance of contracts and record performance against specified standards

  • Liaise with contractors and undertake client role in connection with premises-related contracts

  • Ensure that satisfactory levels of caretaking, cleanliness and hygiene are achieved and maintained through the whole of the academy site Part of the White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students achieve ‘World Class’ status. We're securing our 2025 vision for World Class by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire. We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students. The Trust employs over 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as World Class within five years. The White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group, other members include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The Group provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond. Closing date: Monday 22nd February 2021 Shortlisting date: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 Interview date: Thursday 25th/Friday 26th February 2021 Start date: ASAP For more information, please visit our website at . To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date Monday 18th February 2021 - 9.00 am. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s. The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENT TO ATTACH YOUR APPLICATION FORM AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT TO YOUR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM WHEN EMAILING YOUR APPLICATION TO US.

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