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Site Controller

Pines School
£21,334 to £24,892
The Pines School, Hanworth Road, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
39 hours per week. (37 plus 2 hours overtime) Monday – Friday (Saturday as required) plus an extra 30 hours per month for the salary quoted (approximately 7 hours per week). Annual leave (taken in school holidays) – 22 days per year, 27 after 5 years’ service..
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/07/2019 at 12:00 PM
Pines School

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, well organised, skilled and professional person to be our Site Controller. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic and be able to carry out high standards of premises care and maintenance, with a positive proactive attitude to health and safety for the whole school community and a solution focused outlook. The Site Controller is responsible for the supervision and security of the site, including dealing with out-of-hours emergencies. Applicants are expected to evidence good “DIY” skills, initiative, common sense and the ability to work independently. Good verbal and written, IT and communication skills are also necessary together with physical fitness.

Required to start as soon as possible with a shadowed handover until 28th June 2019. Full role responsibility commences on 1st July 2019.

The Site Controller reports directly to, and is managed by, the School Business Manager. The Site Controller will be responsible for management of the cleaning service within the school, liaising directly with employed cleaners and contractors. The Site Controller will also liaise direct with building contractors.

This is a residential appointment so please bear this in mind when applying as it is essential that the new post holder take up residence in the onsite house.  The house has recently undergone a substantial renovation and has a new kitchen, main bathroom, all new flooring and been internally redecorated. The new Site Controller will be the first occupant since the renovation works have been undertaken. The rental cost is 10% of basic salary per month.

This post is subject to the Bracknell Forest Site Controllers Scheme which means that the post holder is required to work up to 30 hours extra per calendar month for the salary paid. Overtime has to be agreed in advance and will only be paid once the extra 30 hours have been worked. Some infrequent Saturdays will need to be worked and for this no overtime will be paid but the hours will be taken from the 30 aforementioned. Please ensure that you read the Site Controllers Scheme and are aware of the requirements before applying for this role.

If you are passionate about working alongside young people, enjoy variety in your role and thrive on working in a busy environment, this is a great opportunity for you.  

Working as part of a team is a crucial aspect of the role, so you must have a flexible attitude to react to different situations throughout the school day and the ability to use your own initiative.

The successful candidate will join a supportive, friendly and committed team of staff. A full induction programme is offered alongside good professional development opportunities.

We are looking for a Site Controller who:

  • Is experienced at working within a school or similar environment  
  • Is enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated
  • Is friendly, caring, hardworking with high expectations
  • Is able to demonstrate knowledge of health, safety and hygiene procedures and precautions
  • Is aware of COSHH regulations, applying knowledge gained as appropriate
  • Can demonstrate good communication skills with all types of stakeholders
  • Can demonstrate previous experience and “DIY” skills to identify, monitor and carry out minor repairs, maintenance and redecoration
  • Will have experience of managing external contractors on site
  • Will have the ability to prioritise their workload and will be able to demonstrate high standards and expectations along with a can-do attitude.

In return we can offer you:

  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A team of committed, talented and motivated staff.
  • A culture which encourages collaborative working and sharing of best practice.

Visits to the school, prior to application, are essential.

The school has extensive grounds, a large staff car park and is easily reached by car and bus.

Previous experience is desirable and induction and support will be provided.

If you feel you would enjoy the opportunity that this role would offer, we would be delighted to hear from you - please contact Mrs White, School Business Manager if you have any queries and to organise a tour of the school. Tel 01344 426413 option 6 or email sbm@thepinesschool.org.uk

Applications will be considered upon receipt and you are urged to apply as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held as soon as a suitable applicant applies.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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