School Premises Manager, Oxford

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The Swan SchoolOxford

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 9, full time (37 hours per week) - £26,999
Contract term: Permanent

The Swan School, Oxford

School Premises Manager

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a founding member of The Swan’s team, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. 

The Swan School, which opened in September 2019 as part of the River Learning Trust (RLT) is Oxford's first new secondary school for over 50 years. When fully subscribed it will have approximately 1200 students on the roll, of whom around 300 will be in the Sixth Form. Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School provides a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos is academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students are inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.  

As Premises Manager for The Swan, you will help to provide a good learning environment for all our children by ensuring that the buildings and facilities are maintained to a high standard.  You will be responsible for the planned and day-to-day maintenance of all school buildings and facilities, alongside operational management of premises staff and external contractors.  As we move into our brand new, state-of-the-art home in Marston, you will have the unique opportunity to be part of managing the school's transition to the new site.  This will include working closely with the main site developers and senior staff at RLT to learn how the new facilities work and plan for the smooth transition of both staff and students.

The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player who is keen to get involved in different aspects of school life and learn new skills.  Significant development opportunities will arise as the school grows.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about this post, please contact Jean Fraser, School Business Manager via or on 01865 416070.

Applications for this post should be made through the TES recruitment portal.  Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.  The closing date for applications is Friday  17th January at 9am.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd January; shortlisted candidates will be notified on Monday 20th January.

The Swan School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Swan School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500.  Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, OXFORD OX2 7EE United Kingdom

More about The Swan School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Raymund Road, Marston, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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