Estates, Lettings and Events Coordinator
£25,409 - £27,852
37 hours per week, all year round.
12th Jul 2023
Do you want to be part of something special, working with amazing people who care deeply about education and each other? Then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.
Whickham School is an exceptional and highly successful, oversubscribed secondary school. It’s a school at the heart of the local community that ensures every young person develops into a well-rounded citizen who is able to make the most of their unique talents and abilities.
We pride ourselves in being a true community resource, with facilities to serve and benefit the whole community. We have new state of the art facilities offering outstanding sporting, conferencing and classroom facilities. We are proud to work in partnership with a number of community clubs, providing facilities for training, competitive matches and events. Additionally we also offer bespoke events packages, to provide our clientele with the flexibility to build a tailored facility lettings package suited to their event needs.
We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and proactive Estates, Lettings and Event Coordinator who can lead on administration and supervision of the school facilities. The successful candidate will need to be an agile thinker, a strong supervisor and well organised to succeed in the role.
The role is full time all year round, although we would consider suitable candidates who wish to job share or work part time. You would normally be expected to remain on site to secure the facilities as a key holder on at least four occasions per week (evenings up to 10:30pm or weekends up to 6:00pm). You would normally have two or more staff you will be supervising during the times we are open for lettings and activities and have a team of staff from which to draw upon for the rotas. A significant part of your role will be in working with hirers in ensuring that everything runs smoothly and in promoting the use of the facilities for prospective users. You will be part of our wider staff team and be an integral part of our activity and events programme that runs throughout the year.
This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who wishes to develop a career in facilities management in a supportive environment.
One of our strengths is our commitment to staff which includes:
- 25 days annual leave per annum + bank holidays, increasing to 30* days + 8 bank holidays (*based on 5 years’ service)
- You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team
- A flexible and proactive ethos
- We will invest in your training and support you in gaining appropriate qualifications
- Generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme)
- Free, on-site parking with EV chargers available
- Access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes (e.g. childcare, bicycle, electric vehicles)
- CPD & development opportunities
- A supportive environment where work/life balance issues are considered carefully
- Access to school fitness facilities out of school hours
- Higher priority for admission of children of staff into the school
More about us
Our Academy vision focus upon developing the following qualities:
- Aspiration- Whickham students set aspirational goals that are ambitious and without limitation.
- Respect- Without compromise, Whickham students demonstrate respect for themselves, others and their environment.
- Resilience- Whickham students persevere with challenges, especially when faced with setbacks.
- Empathy- Whickham students strive to be kind, caring and understanding of each other’s feelings and needs.
Whickham School has 1,700 students enrolled and over 180 highly qualified staff who have high expectations to work hard to realise their potential. Results at all levels are excellent and consistently above national averages.
We are proud of our excellent reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted. Ofsted described: “Pupils thoroughly enjoy learning at this school.”, “Pupils behave exceptionally well at Whickham school.”, “Leaders are considerate of the well being and workload of staff. Staff are very positive about working in the school.”
Behaviour at Whickham School is exceptional and is a basic expectation of all our students. Our school community is built upon mutual respect and this ensures good relationships. This is crucial in effective learning and the creation of happy students and staff. All students are expected to maintain high levels of attendance and meet homework requirements. This is fundamental to achieving a culture of success.
We offer a supportive and welcoming environment where all our team members can make a valuable contribution to our students’ learning journey. Our staffing strategy aims to attract, retain, and develop a high quality, inclusive and engaged workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.
To apply, please upload your application form to the TES by 9am on Wednesday 12th July 2023 via the following link https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/estates-lettings-and-events-coordinator-gateshead-1889547
Whickham School is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
Whickham School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 in our high performing sixth form.Visit School Website