Current Vacancies

Site Manager

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic person, who has a range of practical skills, to join our successful school team to keep our site clean, healthy and safe, supporting our journey to outstanding.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, be highly motivated, organised, full of initiative, and common sense, with a proven ability to work effectively under pressure, dealing with multiple tasks to meet time deadlines. You will need to be a team player, be pro-active and take pride in the school. Good relationships with children and adults are essential.

We will need you to be able to work in partnership with our school team to:

  • -Manage the whole school site, grounds and building
  • -Take responsibility for security, be a key holder and be available for emergency call outs out of hours
  • -Ensure all Health and Safety legislation is adhered to
  • -Liaise with and supervise contractors on site
  • -Undertake a range of minor repairs, maintenance and decorating to a high standard
  • -Work in a flexible manner for the needs of the children and the school
  • -Take pride in helping to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and health and safety at all times and support us in developing our beautiful school grounds and outdoor learning provision
  • -Share our whole school vision and make a difference to the children and community we serve
  • -Carry out simple record checks and maintain Health & Safety records
  • -Have basic IT skills and be confident using email
  • -Show initiative, be proactive, have good organisational and time management skills
The successful candidate will be required to undertake regular training to help them to carry out their role successfully and to comply with health and safety standards.

We can offer:
  • -A superb school family and environment
  • -A dedicated, supportive and friendly staff team
  • -Access to appropriate professional development
  • -Access to Simply Health

The post is Monday to Friday, working split shifts (6.30am- 9.30am and 2.00pm-6.00pm), 52 weeks per year. Hours will total 35 hours per week.

The salary for this role is £26241 per annum (Grade G, SCP 23, £27741 FTE for 37 hours per week)

For more information and to apply please download our application form and candidate pack below. Completed application forms should be returned along with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 to before the closing date. 

 Any general enquiries should be addressed to:

Telephone number 01204 333 222
Closing date: Monday 16th November 2020 @ 07:00am                                   
Interviews: Tuesday 24th November 2020


Essa Foundation Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.   All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Baring check.


General Catering Assistant- Essa Primary 

​We are looking for a General Assistant to work as part of the Catering Team at  Essa Foundation Academies Trust. Whilst this role is predominantly based at Essa Primary, you could be deployed to work at any establishment within the Trust. You will be assisting the Catering Manager to cater for all students and staff and so this is an important role where you can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our young people. 
The ideal candidate will hold a level 2 qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking, as well as recent catering experience in a similar role. Catering experience within a school environment is desirable. The successful candidate will also need to have up to date food hygiene training (or willingness to achieve).
The hours of work are 23.5 per week, 9.45am-2.30pm Monday to Friday, during term time plus 2 days.
The salary is Grade B, Scale Point 4 (within the range 3-4), £18993per annum FTE (actual salary £10,082 pa approx for term time plus 2 days).
For more information and to apply, please complete an application form, which can be downloaded below. Please return your completed application form along with a covering letter explaining why you feel you are suitable for this role by email to CVs will not be accepted.
If you would like to speak to someone about this role, or organise a visit prior to submitting an application,  please email or call 01204 333 222, extension 2003.
Closing date for receipt of applications 7.00am Thursday 26th November 2020.
Interview date: Friday 4th December 2020


Essa Foundation Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.   All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Baring check.

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