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Building Services Manager

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Victoria School, Bell Hill, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 1LD
Salary
£25,119 to £31,364 pro rata, subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
7 May 2024

Job Details

Required: As soon as possible.

Hours per week: 36.5, 10:30am to 18:30pm (please note that occasionally some weekend and out of hours work will be required)

Contract type: All year round

Victoria School
Bell Hill
Birmingham
B31 1LD
Telephone number: 0121 476 9478

Email: recruitment@victoria.bham.sch.uk

Thank you for your interest in this post. This position will be based on the Victoria School/Victoria College campus (Northfield).

The successful candidate will be a committed, reliable and self-motivated person, who is able to form positive relationships with a range of stakeholders. As the Building Services Manager you will work closely with the Site Manager and share responsibility for the security, safety, maintenance and cleanliness of the estate ensuring a welcoming and safe environment for our whole school/college community. This role will include co-ordination and management of external contractors and a requirement to undertake reactive repairs and maintenance across the campus.

Key Requirements:

• be hard-working and flexible and able to meet the physical demands detailed in the job description

• able to demonstrate the practical skills required to be able to undertake a range of general grounds maintenance, decorating, repairs and property maintenance issues

• the ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a wider team

Responsibility for key holding and responding to out of hours alarm call-outs (on occasion) is a requirement of the position therefore a flexible approach to work hours is needed. Although based at the Victoria campus the successful candidate would be required to support other nearby settings in the federation when required.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Informal visits can be accommodated. Please contact Luke Beardsmore (Site Manager) via the Victoria School office on 0121 476 9478 to arrange this.

For an application pack please email Victoria School directly at: recruitment@victoria.bham.sch.uk or download from the Victoria School website

Interview date: week commencing 13 May 2024.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

BCC is a Living Wage employer.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

 

 

 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Telephone
0121 675 7070
Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
GB

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