Facilities Manager

The Opportunity

Prince's Mead is a happy and thriving co-educational IAPS day preparatory school in Hampshire, with over 290 children on roll.

Set on a beautiful site near the City of Winchester, the school is housed in an impressive Grade II listed Georgian manor house with spectacular views over the Itchen Valley.

Prince’s Mead School aims to recruit a proactive, flexible and driven full-time Facilities Manager (please refer to the attached Job Description). This crucial role will work directly to the Bursar and will ensure the effective day-to-day functioning of the Operations Team and have oversite of all areas of facilities, estate, IT, transport and Health and Safety. The candidate must be able to multi-task, have a positive attitude and a commitment to maintaining procedure and the School to the highest standard.  

This role will require out of hours call out work and some weekend work (arranged in advance as overtime/TOIL) and require a certain amount of flexibility, particularly where seasonal peaks in the school calendar have an impact on the complexity of site use.  

This does not change the core job but does require individuals to be prepared to undertake/help out with duties of a more general nature and outside of normal working hours. The role requires agility in order to adapt to the day-to-day demands of a busy and high achieving Prep School. 

At Prince’s Mead, we believe in educating the whole child in order for them to become well-rounded, happy and fulfilled individuals with excellent academic results. Everything we do is informed by our firm belief that learning should be challenging, enriching and fun. We see education as a transformational process that guides pupils towards academic achievement, independence, collaboration, leadership and a readiness to take the next exciting step to senior school and beyond. 

As an equal opportunities employer, Prince’s Mead is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. 

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Prince’s Mead. 

Prince’s Mead puts at the centre of its operation the safeguarding of the pupils of the school. There is a commitment to keep safeguarding at the forefront of every employee and volunteer’s mind. We encourage a culture of challenge, not just to act when there is a need, but also in the way we think, to ensure the risks of harm to the pupils’ individual welfare are minimised. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Job applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening and pre-employment checks will be carried out; references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies. 

Successful applicants must complete mandatory pre-employment training in safeguarding and other key areas before the commencement of employment. 

We comply with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) code of practice and have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, both of which are available on request. If shortlisted, you are required to declare any relevant convictions, adult cautions or other matters which may affect your suitability to work with children. As a result of amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions order 1975) in 2013 and 2020, some minor offences are now protected (filtered) and should not be disclosed to potential employers, and employers cannot take these offences into account. 

Please send applications to recruitment@princesmeadschool.org.uk using our own school application form, attached, together with a covering letter of no more than one page of A4.

How to apply


  1. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 4th April 2024, with interviews taking place on Tuesday 9th April 2024

  2. Applicants are asked to complete the school’s application form, as well as a covering letter (no more than one side of A4).  

  3. Prince’s Mead is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. 

  4. At the short list interview, applicants will be interviewed by the Bursar, as well as another member of Staff. 

  1. Please email your completed application form and covering letter to recruitment@princesmeadschool.org.uk 

Job Summary

Closing date:
Prince's Mead School
£40,000 - £43,000
Prince's Mead School
Worthy Park House
Kings Worthy
SO21 1AN