The BSJT has a well-qualified and very experienced Site and Facilities Team led by the Facilities Manager Richard Chambers. Richard has in excess of 40 years’ experience in managing multi-site estates, including project management, maintenance management and health and safety management, leading teams of up to 30 staff members. He has a proven track record in formulating funding bids for the trust via the ACMF/CIF funding, currently managing a £1.5 million pound project involving the replacement of all on site windows and the re-cladding of external concrete panels. He is also managing an expansion project worth some £4 million pounds concurrently.
Gary is our assistant site manager and has worked for the team for 12 years now. He has across the board experience in all the trades including electrical, plumbing, welding, carpentry, general building works and roofing works. The most senior member of the team he prides himself on being able to turn his hand to most things. Also a qualified first aider.
Bev has worked as a site assistant for some 12 years in a primary school environment. Her responsibilities include over sight of the cleaning, site security, monitoring of fire alarms, legionella checks and various other duties including facilitating lettings outside normal occupancy times.
John is the site team's latest addition. With a wide range of skills gained from many years of experience, John provides valuable assistance no matter what the task.
Joan has been with us for some 6 years now and facilitates the weekend lettings and security of the site after the various events. These duties include setting up for the event and clearance beyond the event leaving the school facilities in good order for the following day.
Alan Bidewell is currently carrying out site duties at Hartsbourne Primary school. He has over 45 years of Design & Project management experience from within the building services industry, primarily acquired from both military & civil capital works projects.
The BSJT Site and Facilities Team offer a range of services and Richard Chambers, as the dedicated Facilities Manager who leads the site team, works directly to the Executive Principal. The site team maintain a three-year capital plan for each academy, ensuring that projects are prioritised across the estate on the basis of need. The team also collate and hold centrally all relevant data related to the estate, including condition surveys, health and safety inspections and projected student numbers. The team ensure that all relevant health and safety and site management policies and procedures are followed consistently across the BSJT.
This means that the necessary burden of ensuring each and every school in the Trust meets its statutory obligations when it comes to ensuring their buildings are safe and secure is removed from the respective Headteacher, who can focus on ensuring that excellent teaching and learning takes place.