Building Services Manager

Building Services Manager


GR3 £19,819 - £25,463

36.5 hours per week (split shift) all year round



(Aston Tower Multi-Academy Trust)

Upper Sutton Street, Aston, Birmingham, B6 5BE

Tel: 0121 327 0339 Email:


Chair of Trustees:  Alison Graham

Headteacher: Jonathan Moore


We are seeking to appoint a Building Services Manager to be responsible for the management of the school site including the provision of maintenance, janitorial, cleaning and security services. 


Our well-kept modern premises are undergoing extensive redevelopment making this an exciting time to join our team.


The successful candidate will:


  • Have high standards and take a pride in their work
  • Ensure the site is maintained to an excellent standard
  • Be able to identify and prioritise their own workload
  • Have proven DIY and repair skills enabling maintenance tasks to be undertaken
  • Undertake janitorial and cleaning services
  • Be able to engage and manage external contractors
  • Have an understanding of Health and Safety regulations and work within them
  • Have a commitment to training and professional development


Aston Tower is a popular two-form entry multi-cultural school that serves a community which really values and supports our work.  Our large staff team are skilled, caring and committed; trustees are keen to be involved and are highly supportive. The school is very well resourced.


Please download further information and an application pack from our website or alternatively by emailing


Closing date:  12 noon Friday 1st March 2019

Salary: GR3 £19,819 - £25,463

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019, 12.00pm

Other Information





Completing the application form is the first step in the recruitment process which may lead to an interview and the possible offer of a job.  It is, therefore, most important that you complete ALL sections of the application form which are relevant to you as clearly and fully as possible.  Please do not include a Curriculum Vitae with your application, but try to include all relevant information on the form itself using additional sheets if necessary.  If you are unable to complete the form, you may ask someone to do it on your behalf.  If you have a disability and would prefer to submit your application on tape – you may do so.  Your recording should follow the format of the application form.  The following notes will explain the application form and give some useful advice on how to complete it.  Please use black ink or type since it will be necessary to photocopy your form.


SECTION 1: Vacancy details

This section may have already been completed, but please check that all the details are complete and correct.  If they are not included please refer to the job advertisement to fill in this section.


SECTION 2 & 3: Personal details/General information

Please enter your personal details fully and clearly so that we may contact you about your application.


National Insurance number: If you do not currently have a National Insurance number, please leave this blank.


Right to work in the UK:  Original identification documents verifying your right to work in the UK will be requested, checked and a photocopy will be taken.  If you application is successful and you commence employment, the copy of your identification documents will be retained on file under regulations governed by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act.


If you are related to a Birmingham Councillor, Birmingham School Governor or an employee of the City Council we ask you to tell us so that we can make sure all applications are treated fairly.  Canvassing any Councillor, Governor or employee of the City Council (i.e. seeking to gain an unfair advantage through personal contacts) will disqualify your application.


SECTION 4: Arrangements for interview

If you have a disability, please complete this section so that suitable arrangements can be made if you are called for an interview and/or a work based exercise.


SECTION 5: Education/qualifications

Please enter details starting with the most recent first.  We are interested in ANY form of education you have followed, including any courses which did not lead to an examination or qualification.  We will take full note of any education or qualifications gained overseas or as part of an employment training scheme.  Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of qualifications.


SECTION 6: Training

Starting with most recent first, please include any training gained through work or other activities, which you feel is relevant to the job you are applying for.


SECTION 7: Membership

This section refers to membership of institutes or organisations relevant to the job you are applying for, such as professional, occupational or trade membership.


SECTIONS 8 & 9: Past Employment & Experience

It is ESSENTIAL that you give full details in chronological order, starting with the most recent first, of all employment and other experience since leaving secondary education.  This should include any breaks or unpaid activities such as voluntary work, child rearing, travel abroad, etc. Please ensure there are no gaps in your completed service history before returning your form as this could result in your form being rejected.


We require information on all past or present employment.  If you have recently left university, college, or a training programme and have not yet had a full-time or permanent job, please give details of any other employment that you may have had such as work experience, part-time, holiday work or voluntary work.  Please include your current job title and where applicable school and Local Authority.   


SECTION 10: Retirement/Dismissal

Please ensure you tick the appropriate box and provide details if necessary.


SECTION 11: References

Please give the names and addresses, both postal (and e-mail if available) of two referees.  If you have been or are employed, the first referee should be your current or most recent employer.  If this employment has been within a school, this will normally be your head teacher. 


If you are not currently working with children, but have done so previously, one of your referees should be from your most recent employer, where you were employed to work with children.


Please be aware that if you are currently or have previously worked with children, on either a paid or voluntary basis, the employer will be asked if there are any disciplinary offences relating to children, including any in which the penalty is ‘time expired’.  They will also be asked if they have any child protection concerns and the outcome of any enquiries or disciplinary procedures. 


If you have been unemployed for some time, you should instead, name somebody who knows you well and wherever possible someone able to comment on you in relation to the job for which you have applied.  References will not be accepted from relatives or from people writing solely in the capacity of friends. 


In line with ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’, written references will be required for all shortlisted candidates in order that any relevant issues can be taken up at interview.  Previous employers may also be approached to verify particular relevant experience or qualifications prior to interview. 


SECTION 12: Other relevant information in support of your application

When completing this section you can mention any experience gained through work, school, college, at home, in voluntary work, in work experience or through hobbies.  Think about how you can draw upon your skills and experience, and then match these against the criteria set out on the person specification.  You should avoid bland statements such as ‘I have all the skills and abilities mentioned in the person specification’ and fully explain how you meet the requirements, e.g. if the person specification asks for ‘experience of working with elderly people’, you need to explain when, where and what was involved e.g. ‘I helped to care for my grandmother for 3 years.  She lived in the family home and I helped her to wash and dress each morning.  I also helped with personal care including ………….’ Please provide no more than 3 sides of A4 in total.


SECTION 13 & 14: Data Protection Act 1998 / Confirmation of Details

When completed, read through your application form carefully, checking for errors and omissions.  Ensure that you have signed and dated the relevant areas of your application form to confirm that your details are correct and complete.  Providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected, or summary dismissal if appointed, and possible referral to the police. 


Refer to the closing date and ensure your application is sent to the return address on the form in plenty of time.  Your application will need to be received by the specified closing date.  It is advisable to keep a copy of your application form.  All applications are treated confidentially.


SECTION 15: Disclosure

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975


From 29 May 2013, certain old and minor offences are being filtered from DBS Certificates.

The filtering rules (which will remove certain old and minor convictions and cautions from a DBS Certficate) were developed by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice and introduced with new legislation.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of cautions and convictions can be found at the Disclosure and Barring Service Website –


If you do have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings; before signing section 15 of the application form, you must check the filtering rules to determine if you should declare them or if they are now ‘protected’ and no longer require disclosure.


Failure to disclose any previous convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands or bind-overs that are not protected could result in dismissal should it be subsequently discovered. Any information given, either when returning this application form or at interview will be entirely confidential and will be considered only in relation to this application.


It is essential that you declare details of any relevant offences with your application, indicate this in section 15 and provide details to the Recruiting Manager in a sealed envelope marked ‘Private and Confidential’.


Please be assured that any declaration will be treated in the strictest confidence and full consideration will be given to:


  • Whether the information is relevant to this position;
  • The seriousness of the offence/s;
  • Length of time since the offence/s;
  • Whether this was part of a pattern of offending or one off incident;
  • The age of the applicant at the time and circumstances of the offence and explanation of the applicant.

A copy of the DBS’s Code of Practice is available at  or NACRO can offer advice on disclosing convictions and can be contacted on 020 7582 6500.

Recruitment monitoring


You are asked to complete this section to enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy.  To do this we need to know:

  • your ethnic origin
  • whether you are male or female
  • your age
  • whether you have a disability
  • your employment status


Please help us by ticking or completing the appropriate boxes in this section.  Any information gathered will not identify individuals, but will only be used to measure how we are progressing.  This information will not be used by those in the selection process and is for statistical purposes only.


We look forward to receiving your application.