Estates Manager - Shebbear College

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time

Required to start as soon as possible.

Shebbear College is looking for an experienced Estates Manager to lead the Maintenance and Grounds Team and manage all aspects of the school’s 85-acre site and property, including upkeep, care, maintenance, security and health and safety in line with statutory and regulatory requirements. The future incumbent will manage the refurbishment, expansion and other building advancements as required. Reporting to the Bursar, the Estates Manager is a pivotal part of a support team providing a reliable platform from which outstanding education is delivered.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual who has the ambition and skills to form part of an effective team to drive the school forward with a collegiate approach, following the recent ‘double excellent’ outcome from ISI in September 2021.

Shebbear College is a small independent day and boarding school of around 300 pupils, for boys and girls aged from 4 - 18. Set in 85-acres of countryside between Dartmoor and Exmoor, it is an idyllic location in which to work. Class sizes are smaller than average throughout the school and we pride ourselves on knowing every pupil as an individual, recognising their potential and helping them to achieve their best, whatever that may be. This is what makes us special and stands us apart from other schools.

Benefits of Service
• Working in a small friendly school in a stunning rural location, we will offer a competitive remuneration package;
• A competitive salary and will be dependent on qualifications, skills and experience;
• Free lunch and refreshments during term-time;
• Health and Wellbeing Centre on site during term time;
• Free use of the school facilities such as gymnasium.

PLEASE NOTE: Shebbear College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment including regular training attendance.
The successful applicant will be offered the post subject to receipt of satisfactory written references, proof of appropriate qualifications, proof of identity, a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, an overseas police check, if required, and confirmation of the right to work in the UK. Please refer to the Recruitment Selection and Disclosures Policy and Procedure on the school website.

Further details about the school and an application form, job description and person specification are available from
All applicants must complete the Shebbear College application form (please ensure that your referees include your current or most recent employer) and should be returned, along with a covering letter (one side of A4), by email to (preferable) or by post to HR Department, Shebbear College, Shebbear, Devon EX21 5HJ.
We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.
Please apply by noon on the closing date.
Early applications are encouraged and Shebbear College reserves the right to close the recruitment process earlier than advertised, should a high volume of suitable applications be received.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationWest DevonDevonTorridge
  • Work Postcode

    EX21 5HJ

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEducation SupportManagement & Senior ManagementManual (Caretaking/Cleaning/Driving/Catering/

  • Salary Details

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required