School Premises Manager

  • Market related
  • Finsbury Park, Greater London, England
  • Permanent

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated School Premises Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations and maintenance one of our schools in Hornsey, North London. The Site Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, cleanliness, and functionality of the school site while managing a team of support staff.

The role is full time (on a shift rota early/mid/late) and there will be weekend work available too.


  • Facilities Management: Supervise the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the school buildings, grounds, and equipment to ensure a safe and conducive environment for students, staff, and visitors.
  • Team Leadership: Manage, train, and schedule a team of custodial and maintenance staff, fostering a positive and productive work environment. Delegate tasks effectively and ensure the team adheres to safety protocols and procedures.
  • Inventory and Supplies: Maintain inventory records, order supplies, and equipment necessary for the maintenance and operation of the school facilities within budgetary guidelines.
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, conducting regular inspections and implementing corrective measures where necessary. Coordinate with relevant authorities for inspections and certifications.
  • Emergency Response: Develop and implement emergency response plans, including procedures for fire drills, inclement weather, and other emergencies. Act as a point of contact during emergency situations and ensure staff are trained accordingly.
  • Contractor Management: Liaise with external contractors, vendors, and suppliers for facility-related services, ensuring quality workmanship, adherence to timelines, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Communication: Collaborate with school administration, teachers, and staff to address facility-related concerns promptly. Maintain clear and open communication channels regarding maintenance schedules, repairs, and any disruptions to school operations.


  • Proven experience in facilities management, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively manage a team.
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and regulations related to building maintenance.
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications for record-keeping and communication.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Certification in facilities management or a related field is a plus.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Additional certifications or vocational training in facilities management, engineering, or related fields preferred.

Apply now or get in touch with Emma Dobson on 01772 954 200 for more information!


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy.

  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained.
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK.
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.


Emma Dobson Recruitment Consultant

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