The Loddon Foundation is home to 30 children who all have severe autism and complex learning difficulties. The school provides 52 week care and education provision for our children and young people. The children range between the ages of 8-19 years old and we are situated on site in Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire.
We are seeking to appoint a full time Site Manager to lead our maintenance team. The main purpose of the role is to manage, organise and provide a wide range of facilities services to the school, resulting in a safe, welcoming environment for children, staff, parents and visitors.
The Loddon Foundation currently operates across two main sites, The Loddon School in Sherfield-on-Loddon, and Field House Barn (our training facility) in Sherborne St John although the majority of maintenance work is located on the school site. We also have a fleet of vehicles, an indoor swimming pool, and 10 acres of land including a paddock and run a smallholding with farm animals. Our buildings range from a Victorian rectory to state of the art new builds.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the security of the school site; the supervision of contractors; maintaining a tidy and safe site; preventative, reactive and planned maintenance for all locations, working with School and Charity Leadership team members and working directly for the Principal and Vice Principal – Finance.
Applicants will ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in a maintenance role, preferably in a similar environment, coupled with having worked for at least two years in a managerial or senior supervisory capacity. Being well versed in current Health and Safety law would be advantageous and a licence to drive a mini bus is essential. You should have good interpersonal skills, be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work to provide a first class service. The role will involve the operation of machinery and some physical work.