March 28, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
The Site Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all matters relating to the continuous operation, maintenance and cleanliness of the buildings, grounds and equipment
£38,223 - £42,403 Annually (Actual). Overtime of £4,416 in addition to salary to reflect the additional 3 hours per week
Working Pattern
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date
April 12, 2024


40 hours per week all year round

The Site Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all matters relating to the continuous operation, maintenance and cleanliness of the buildings, grounds and equipment are proactively managed in such a way that ensures a high-quality site service is provided at all times thus ensuring the safeguarding, health, safety and general well-being of all those accessing the site.

By working with the Trust Estates Manager, the Site Manager will also support the development of the premises through site development projects and liaising with the building contractors in relation to any snagging or other contractual matters arising.

In the first year, the school will open to 187 students and this will rise to 1,200 11-18 students and an additional resource base of 35 students when full. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a small and dedicated school team, to get to know our very first cohort of students and to help them through their learning journey at the school to achieve their potential.

In the early years, we are looking for staff who are willing to be flexible to support the needs of students, and other stakeholders, and to meet the operational needs of the school. This will initially involve a split shift for the successful candidate, likely to be working 7-11 and then 1:30 to 5:30, however this is subject to discussion and agreement.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Flexible and sensitive to the needs of a wide range of users with complex and varied needs.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of Legislation and Regulations relating to all aspects of site management e.g. to fire, health and safety, Legionella, security, COSHH and Safeguarding.
  • Competent at basic building repairs and maintenance and grounds maintenance and able to effectively delegate and monitor work of others (as the team grows).
  • IT literate, able to use computer-based packages to track compliance and converse with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active, keen to be involved and to provide our students with a learning environment in which they can take pride.

We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Experience in customer service.
  • Experience in a similar role, preferably within a school or college setting.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, procurement frameworks.
  • A Health and Safety qualification (desirable).
  • Line management experience.
  • The ability to develop positive and caring relationships with children.
  • A high level of professionalism, with respect for others, and a positive attitude towards the day to day workload.
  • A commitment to their own personal development.

The school will be a part of the successful Maiden Erlegh Trust who currently operate eight other schools in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. The Trust has a reputation for driving high standards and excellence in all its schools, with a strong track record of outcomes and improving OFSTED grading.

Our People Development Curriculum provides professional development pathways for every role within the Trust, both teaching and support staff, through which staff can tailor CPD to their own needs.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.


Further information about some of the staff benefits that Maiden Erlegh Trust offers its employees, can be found on our website.

Staff Wellbeing is very important to us. As a staff member of Maiden Erlegh Trust these are just some of the examples of how we show our appreciation to staff.

  • We operate a system of ‘ME days’ allowing staff to request an additional day off per year to attend special events such as children’s sports days and graduations, family and friends' weddings.
  • CPD is available for all staff at all levels.
  • Free flu vaccinations are offered to all staff.
  • Free eye tests are provided for eligible staff.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided for staff regularly, including on many INSET days and as a thank you throughout the year.

If you believe that this is an environment where you can thrive, develop and substantially contribute to an exciting future for our students, then you are encouraged to explore further by contacting for a more detailed discussion, if required.

If you would like to have an informal chat with our hiring manager about this post, please email

Closing date: 9am, 15 April 2024

Interviews: 17 April 2024

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as the Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and successful references. 

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