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Estates & Facilities Manager

  • £38,000 - £40,000
  • Permanent
  • Bristol, UK
  • 17827

The Downs Preparatory School is a successful co-educational, independent, day school for pupils aged 4 to 13 years, situated 5 miles from Bristol, Clevedon and Portishead. The School and its thriving Nursery, accommodating children from six months to pre-school, comprises of a mix of Grade 2 listed buildings and newer developments which is set within 60 acres of glorious parkland.  

We strive to employ outstanding individuals, as ultimately, they will largely determine the success of the children and the School in the future. Our staff are dedicated, passionate, and innovative. They enthuse, stimulate and excite our pupils in their learning. They are excellent role models who promote good manners, civilised behaviour and traditional values. They embrace the service philosophy of the school that is one of genuine superior customer care and we are looking for someone to embrace these traits and ensure excellent presentation of the estate and its buildings at all times.

The Estates & Facilities Manager will be responsible for providing dynamic and effective leadership for the Estates and Facilities department including Maintenance, Grounds, Gardening, Transport, Cleaning and Events & Lettings. You will lead on the planned maintenance schedule for the entire estate, as well as working closely with the Bursar in relation to the Estates strategy. In addition, you will manage health & safety compliance for the School. 

The successful candidate will possess good interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to prioritise effectively. In addition, you will have an strong working knowledge of planned and reactive maintenance either in a similar client side/end user environment or with a service provider. 

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description, please contact Melanie Pye ( at the Management Recruitment Group.  

Closing date for applications:     Sunday 26th March 2023
Interview date:                               Tuesday 11th April 2023

The Management Recruitment Group has been retained, as our exclusive advisor for this appointment and any third party or direct applications will be forwarded to them.

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all employees to share this commitment. All employees must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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