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Job Ref No. ECC5470-235 Position Type: Caretaker/Site Managers Pay Range: Scale 7 points 18b - 24
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 17th June  

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Premises Manager at Manningtree High School

Pay Scale - Scale 7, points 18b - 24 (negotiable dependant on experience)

Location: Manningtree High School, Colchester Road, Lawford, Manningtree CO11 2BW

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Hours / Week: 37 hours per week

Working Weeks: 52 weeks per year

Contract type: Permanent

We are looking for a Premises Manager to join our school team.

Working with the Director of Operations, their key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a facilities management programme, including planned, preventative and reactive maintenance
  • Assisting with the management of large capital and refurbishment projects
  • Preparing and managing annual maintenance budgets
  • Regularly reviewing annual facilities contracts and establishing relationships with key suppliers
  • Establishing an effective system to secure the premises during and outside school hours
  • Ensuring that the premises and grounds are maintained to a high standard
  • Overseeing the provision of Waste Management services
  • Ensuring that there is a suitable regime of statutory health & safety compliance

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of relevant health and safety requirements, security and emergency procedures and reactive, routine and planned preventive maintenance. Substantial experience of premises management and managing site and cleaning staff is equally important.

This is a "hands-on" role and duties will include routine repairs and maintenance of the building fabric, general DIY and estate duties.

Applicants must have good DIY skills, initiative and practicality, a positive approach to teamwork, good written and verbal communication skills and physical fitness, as some lifting and porterage is required. A full, clean driver's licence is required and if currently without full D1 minibus entitlement, a willingness to undertake the necessary training is expected, as well as any other relevant training. Applicants must be IT literate in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

The Premises Manager will ensure the provision of a fit for purpose, efficient and effective site and facilities service, and a safe, clean and pleasant environment for staff, students and visitors which supports teaching and learning.

This is a full-time post and will include some evening and weekend working.

Manningtree High School is characterised by:

  • A tangible sense of community.
  • A culture of respect.
  • Enthusiastic, polite and well-behaved students.
  • Hardworking, positive and motivated staff who are proud to work at the school and support each other.
  • Ambition for the flourishing of our staff as well as our students.

How to apply:

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our academy, visits to the school are encouraged. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact the Director of Finance and Operations on 01206 392852 or email

Completed application forms should be sent directly via e-mail to as soon as possible. Early applications are welcomed, and Manningtree reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates immediately, withdrawing the advert once a successful appointment is confirmed.

Manningtree High School and Alpha Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check by the DBS.

Information about the School

Manningtree High School is a warm and welcoming learning community. We are ambitious for our students and our staff.

The school is situated close to areas of natural beauty on the Essex/Suffolk border. We have a comprehensive intake who travel from a wide area around: we are consistently oversubscribed.

The continuous improvement of teaching and learning is important to us and we want to recruit staff who love their profession and are energised by helping young people gain knowledge and skills. Our students are well behaved and enjoy belonging to MHS. Pastoral care is a real strength.

The school was last inspected in 2018 and our ‘Good’ status was confirmed. We have continued to develop strengths in curriculum delivery, design and assessment since then.

On the 1st September 2019 Manningtree High School became a member of the Alpha Trust, joining the Gilberd School, Colchester County High School for Girls, Home Farm Primary School and the planned Trinity School in that Multi Academy Trust.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Katie Mears
Manningtree High School
Colchester Road
Lawford, Manningtree
Essex, CO11 2BW
Telephone: 01206 399624

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