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Estate Manager


Highbury is a boys’ Christian preparatory school which offers all-round, relevant and dynamic education within a caring environment, equipping its pupils with values, skills and knowledge to deal with the demands of a changing and challenging world.

ESTATE MANAGER (January 2022)

We are looking for a meticulous Estate Manager to maintain and manage the grounds and facilities.


  • Manage the daily operations of the estate including staff work schedules.
  • Supervise all estate staff, provide training and conduct performance reviews.
  • Prepare short – term and long – term maintenance plans.
  • Manage all maintenance, repairs, and renovations to buildings and estate grounds.
  • Manage the maintenance of the vehicle fleet.
  • Prepare and manage the estate budget.
  • Liaise with event planners, catering services to ensure all functions run smoothly.
  • Liaise with security personnel to maintain a high level of security on the estate.
  • Preparation of sport fields and turf wicket.
  • Undertake admin tasks related to the Estate.


  • At least 5 years’ experience at middle management level.
  • Highly organized with excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Strong planning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of grounds keeping management and operations.
  • High standards with regard to upkeep and ability to identify maintenance requirements.
  • Horticultural knowledge.
  • Knowledge of turf wickets will be an advantage.
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing and electrics.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Knowledge of the Health and Safety Act.
  • Tertiary qualification.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in isiZulu an advantage.
  • Live – in position with the ability to be on call at certain periods, including evenings, weekends and holidays.


Applications with a covering letter, CV and the names and contact details of two references should be emailed to Highbury Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer.

Highbury Preparatory School, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

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Highbury Preparatory School, Hillcrest, KZN
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