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Premises Manager - Linden Lodge School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Hours: Full Time
Working Pattern: 36 Hours Per week, 52 weeks per year
Required: April 2020
Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for visually-impaired children and young people aged 2 – 19 years. We are constantly building and growing our provision. The school is currently seeking a co-ordinated, pro-active and highly skilled Premises Manager to join our team.
We have a three acre campus in Wimbledon with good transport links (8 minutes’ walk from Southfields underground station on the district line and well positioned for 493 and 39 bus routes) containing several purpose built facilities including a swimming pool, residential unit and outdoor space for which the postholder will be responsible for overseeing.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone with extensive DIY experience as well as experience of being responsible for the care and maintenance of school premises. The successful candidate will have leadership experience and be a key player in ensuring the high standards of compliance are maintained and that facilities are safe and fit for purpose. The postholder will also be able to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification, pro-actively engage with the management team and be able to communicate effectively with multiple deadlines.
Experience of managing a complex site within an education setting would be an advantage.
Our ideal candidate will be:
• An experienced site manager and team leader with relevant facilities management experience
• Resilient, passionate, ambitious and ready to take responsibility for our buildings and facilities
• Highly organised, self-directed reliable and dependable
• Have a range of practical skills and be ready to use them to help maintain our site
• Able to work with and coordinate contractors ensuring that they work safely, to specification and timescales, holding them accountable where they do not with a high degree of independence
• Work to build positive relationships with our lettings customers and other very important stakeholders
• Trustworthy
We can offer you:
• Strong senior leadership with a focused strategic direction
• High quality CPD including an excellent induction package
• A positive and supportive team
• A staff wellbeing programme which includes:
o Employee Assistance programme
o Free local gym membership
o End of term staff awards
o Weekly art and Pilates classes
Linden Lodge School is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression is very important to us. In addition to our Staff wellbeing programme you will be provided with tailored in-house and external training appropriate to your needs and interests.
School Tour: We would encourage applicants to visit the school before applying. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, to arrange a suitable date and time on 0208 7880107 or head@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk
An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.
Completed applications should be emailed to: hradministrator@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk.
Closing Date for all applications: 1st March 2020
Shortlisting: 2nd March 2020
Interview Date: week commencing 3rd March 2020
Linden Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, an enhanced DBS will be required.
CVs are not accepted.
Please note, Linden Lodge reserves the right to withdraw this advert earlier than advertised date if a suitable number of qualified applicants apply for this role.
Linden Lodge School
61, Princes Way,
Wimbledon Park,
SW19 6JB
Tel: 020 8788 0107
Headteacher: Deborah Rix

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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