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Site Manager–St James Academy - Dudley Academies Trust

Dudley Academies Trust
St James Academy - Dudley, West Midlands
Grade 6 - £26,421.00 to £28,770.00 per annum (37 hours per week / All year round
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Dudley Academies Trust is looking to appoint Site Manager to lead our existing Site Team at St James Academy to carry out a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with building maintenance, repairs and small works on the Trust building stock as required.

The post holder will be responsible for the overall provision of security, maintenance and statutory testing across the academy including arranging and overseeing the maintenance and cleanliness of the school buildings and grounds. Also responsible for the management of the Site team including planning shifts, schedules, training and all work plans.

This is an exciting time to join St James Academy and Dudley Academies Trust. For the third consecutive year, the school is oversubscribed and this year, the school achieved its best ever examination results. Not only did outcomes exceed those in 2019 but St James also did better than 2022, bucking the national trend. It is clear that St James is an academy that is rapidly improving and its dynamic, aspirant culture will ensure that the school goes from strength to strength.

The Trust recognises that our staff are our most valuable asset and investing in our people is a key strategic priority for the Trust. A common and extensive programme of staff development operates across the Trust, this is extended to senior and middle leaders, aspiring leaders, teaching and support staff and non-qualified teachers.

Closing date –  Wednesday 24th July 2024 - we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date advertised.

Interviews to take place week commencing Monday 12th August 2024.

 All successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and children and adults barred list checks, where the applicant will be employed in a regulated activity. 

Dudley Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, including disabled, and black and ethnic minority applicants.



Dudley Academies Trust was formed in September 2017, uniting four secondary schools under the sponsorship of Dudley College of Technology, which is one of the UK’s leading FE colleges and rated ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted. The schools are: Beacon Hill Academy, Pegasus Academy, St James Academy and The Link Academy. The Trust, when combined with the sponsor, annually supports 8,500 young people aged 11 to 19 years old and employs almost 1,300 staff.

The Trust has a strong emphasis on providing the very best educational experience for pupils so they can experience both academic and personal success. It has a strong central team that works across the schools to ensure that our aspirations for them are put into practice. We believe that our investment in people, technology and our estate makes the Trust an attractive employer for anyone who wishes to work in a progressive, environment where achievement is valued.

Our Chief Executive, Jo Higgins, joined us after a career in school leadership in South Yorkshire, where she led Penistone Grammar School for ten years. She also contributed to the borough wide school improvement system in Barnsley and she led the application process for a cross phase MAT of eleven schools.

As a school leader, Jo is motivated by the conviction that all young people should be able to access outstanding provision, irrespective of their starting point in life. As part of her previous work she has driven rapid school improvement, and brings this experience to help strengthen each school's performance.

The vision for Dudley Academies Trust is that our family of schools will be the first choice for young people and parents in north and central Dudley. We will achieve this through:

  • innovative teaching and learning supported by a team of expert practitioners who work across our schools
  • access to the latest available learning technologies
  • a relentless focus on aspiration
  • a rich, broad and varied curriculum, meeting the needs of learners of all abilities
  • providing clear pathways to educational advancement and employment
  • instilling positive values in our learners through a system of Values Driven Expectations that rewards achievement and good behaviour
  • developing a culture in which our staff can contribute, develop and thrive.
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01384 363091
C/O The Broadway
West Midlands

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