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Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 27 12:22

Post by weavinguk » Sun, 27th Aug 2017, 12:22pm

Post by weavinguk by weavinguk Aug 2017 27 12:22

Hi all,

Have any of you had an interview with a test. The position a is a site manager job in a primary school.

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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 27 18:25

Post by Smngst » Sun, 27th Aug 2017, 6:25pm

Post by Smngst by Smngst Aug 2017 27 18:25

Hi. I had to walk round the school and look for health and safety issues.

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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 27 18:53

Post by adonis2 » Sun, 27th Aug 2017, 6:53pm

Post by adonis2 by adonis2 Aug 2017 27 18:53

Smngst wrote:
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Hi. I had to walk round the school and look for health and safety issues.
But was there some issues that were staged, or did you pull them apart. (not always a good career move) [Disappointment.png]

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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 28 16:10

Post by Skoolkeeper » Mon, 28th Aug 2017, 4:10pm

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Aug 2017 28 16:10

Never had a interview for a site manager, but many for a Caretaker, as for any test, No, just general common knowledge and a can do attitude= a jack of all trades master of none, as they say, but to be fair its all H&S, Child protection, what experience you have had, I think there is something in the guide section that is for interviews, good luck anyway. [Success.png]

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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 29 08:11

Post by jcc90 » Tue, 29th Aug 2017, 8:11am

Post by jcc90 by jcc90 Aug 2017 29 08:11

I've had a few interviews for site manager, the most common test is prioritising a list of jobs that you would do first-last. then just an interview of common questions about safe guarding and health and safety.

One if the jobs I didn't take because it was further away than I thought I had to change a code on the keypad door locks.

These were all primary schools.

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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 29 09:42

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 29th Aug 2017, 9:42am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Aug 2017 29 09:42

My one and only interview for site manager was ended by the then HT asking how I could improve the site without spending any money. Walked it.
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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 29 10:23

Post by steph » Tue, 29th Aug 2017, 10:23am

Post by steph by steph Aug 2017 29 10:23

I had to fit a handle to a drawer with screws that they knew were too short. Got the job because I didn't just say I couldn't fit the handle.

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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 29 10:43

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Post by Dragonrider by Dragonrider Aug 2017 29 10:43

steph wrote:
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I had to fit a handle to a drawer with screws that they knew were too short. Got the job because I didn't just say I couldn't fit the handle.
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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 29 11:01

Post by beagle » Tue, 29th Aug 2017, 11:01am

Post by beagle by beagle Aug 2017 29 11:01

I had to walk around the school, then from what I saw I had to draw up a maintenance plan. After that I had to do a risk assessment of the foundation playground and finally draw up a summer holiday cleaning plan.

My interview was conducted over 2 days,12 were invited to the Maintenance plan day, these were shortlisted to 6 for the RA and cleaning plan and formal interview day. We were not told what to expect, just that there would be tasks to complete.

I used to work in a large secondary school but since getting a job in a primary I am much happier.

Good luck with your interview.
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Re: Site manager interview tests

Aug 2017 29 11:17

Post by Handyman » Tue, 29th Aug 2017, 11:17am

Post by Handyman by Handyman Aug 2017 29 11:17

In my interviews it has mainly been prioritisation tasks. Sometimes had to do RA. At one school they did ask me to change a lamp and empty a sink trap - a really blocked up one in the science labs. Nothing too taxing, I think they were mainly looking at attitude. I know one school asked for applicants to put some flat-packed furniture together.

To be honest I am a bit surprised how straightforward some interviews are, have seen some schools base the whole thing on the application form and a half hour chat.

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