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Premises Manager

Location: BUCKFASTLEIGH, DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 23,000-25,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-330707

The Role
Management of the school site, provision of maintenance and security services on school premises thereby ensuring a safe working environment. Management of caretaking/cleaning support staff including the allocation and monitoring of work and performance appraisal as well as overseeing contractors on site.
Main duties:

  • Management of the caretaking and cleaning teams through appropriate supervision and delegation.
  • Responsible for the management of the day to day duties of the caretaking/premises team.
  • Assist in the strategic maintenance of Estates.
  • To assist Business Manager in actioning any planned maintenance program in place.
  • Responsible for delivery of the security of premises and their contents; the post holder must be available for emergency call out.
  • Aiding where necessary in the opening/closing of the school. Ensure site is secure and alarmed correctly.
  • Oversee the continuous inspection of the school for damage and vandalism, making good immediately any defects and reporting to the Business Manager.
  • Forward planning of work in accordance with the requirements of the weekly/termly events schedule.
  • Practical skills essential to include decorating, plumbing. Capable of producing work of a high standard in a number of practical skills areas.
  • Responsibility for control of consumable materials.
  • Monitoring continuously the School’s compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Promoting the School’s image.
  • The post holder must have a current, full (not provisional) driving license

Duties and responsibilities

  • Security of premises
  • Maintenance
  • Cleaning tasks (assisting caretaking staff as required)
  • General duties
  • Administration
  • Other duties as required

Essential Requirements

  • Level of education equivalent to 5 passes at GCSE (levels 9-4/A-C)/NVQ 2 or demonstrable relevant experience
  • Able to demonstrate good practical knowledge and experience in trade works
  • Experience of legionella, fire regs/safety
  • Experience of legionella, fire regs/safety
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of managing a large building
  • Ability to demonstrate good leadership/supervision skills
  • A team based approach to work
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships at all levels
  • Able to communicate effectively with staff, children, contractors and parents
  • Commitment to work flexibly to meet the business requirements
  • Have a methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Able to display an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • Due to the nature of the role, the ability and willingness to work at and travel to different sites from time to time is essential


  • Trade qualification relevant to the role
  • H&S qualifications
  • Leadership qualification or demonstrable relevant experience
  • Undertaken training including Legionella awareness, Asbestos awareness, IOSH
  • Have a methodical approach to problem solving

Daily hours to be discussed at interview – Hours to change to meet circumstances

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