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Estate Manager


Bridge House is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school situated close to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl in the Western Cape. The school is situated on 28 hectares of land with facilities housing three schools (Pre-Primary, Prep and College), four boarding houses and extensive sports facilities.
The school is seeking to appoint an:

Estate Manager

Starting Date: February 2022

The areas of responsibility will be:

  • Buildings and grounds – upkeep, maintenance and development
  • Management of the buildings and grounds maintenance budget
  • Strategic – long term vision, improving facilities in an innovative and creative way
  • Projects – procurement and contract management
  • Managing risk – fire and security.
  • Serve on the OHS committee.
  • Function and events support

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least five years’ experience in managing an estate. Preference will be given to school estate managers.
  • Be a role model with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and support a team.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Afrikaans and be computer literate.
  • Have excellent record keeping and administrative skills
  • Think and engage strategically.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure with superb planning and coordination skills.

The key purpose of the position will be to:

  • Ensure a well-maintained and safe environment for the activities of students and employees, focusing on using best business practice to improve efficiency and functionality, by reducing operating costs whilst increasing productivity. Importance is placed on the ability to maintain and improve the service ethic and to “go the extra mile”.

Please forward your curriculum vitae, together with a letter of motivation and the names of three contactable referees, to Please state the post for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2021

Estate Manager Bridge House School is an equal opportunity employer. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. An application will not necessarily entitle the applicant to a response, appointment, or interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Bridge House School reserves the right not to proceed with filling the post.

Bridge House, 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 it 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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Bridge House, Franschhoek Valley, Western Cape
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