Location: Grateley House School

Salary: £28,000

Hours: 40 hours a week, 52 weeks per year

Job Role

A Site Manager carries the responsibility for the management of the domestic repairs & maintenance upkeep of the premises, minor projects within the site complex and all compliance needed for the running of the site.

You will also be responsible for carrying out emergency and compliance checks.

You will be working with young people with a range of developmental and behavioural issues.

Role and Responsibilities

· To ensure that all parts of the school environment are safe, welcoming, clean, hygienic, in good repair and sensitive to the needs of the students being looked after

· To provide, high professional standards of record keeping, and reports related to the site.

· To participate in and undertake regular audits of the quality systems as necessary. To undertake regular inspections and address matters which fall below the required standard.

· To ensure compliance with all current and prevailing national regulations and inspection standards, relevant to core functions, for this type of establishment.

· To ensure compliance with all current and prevailing national regulations for Environmental Health and the standards of the regulatory body for inspections

· To take responsibility, and manage Maintenance, to provide effective and pro-active leadership, guidance and management.

· To be responsible for the effective deployment of staff on a day-to-day basis. Devising and maintaining work rotas to implement those duties.

· To liaise closely with the Regional Estates Manager on larger projects and seek the Estates Manager’s regular assistance with technical matters on repair, maintenance or improvement projects.

· To identify projects around the facility that will improve the image, functionality, operational or educational efficiency use of the facility for staff, students or visitors.

· To ensure that projects are completed within program and budget and that areas occupied by contractors/suppliers are left in good condition.

· To assist, when required, in the preparation of budgetary estimates.

· To manage onsite teams effectively and address any work based standards.

Candidate Profile

You should have a sound knowledge of property maintenance and repairs such as plumbing, electrics, and carpentry. You should be confident in using power tools and do so safely.

Although previous experience of working with children is not essential you must be able to act as a positive role model. You will display a kind, tolerant nature and show the right temperament to work in this environment. You will assure you to maintain a tidy, safe workspace at all times.

Experience within the childcare sector would be highly advantageous.

Uniform and personal protective equipment will be provided as required.

Ideally, candidates should have a specific trade that they specialise in (Joinery, Plastering, Plumbing etc) however this is not required if the candidate has adequate all-round trade abilities.

Current, clean driving licence


Cambian is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.



Job Reference SYS-2261


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