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Operations and Lets Manager

Merchiston Castle School, City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 24/10/2021 at 5:30 pm

Merchiston Castle School
294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

Sophie Revesz
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0131 312 2138

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Merchiston Castle School is seeking to appoint an experienced and proactive Operations and Lets Manager to oversee the planning and management of the School estate and infrastructure. This is an accommodated role to start in December 2021/January 2022. As Scotland’s only independent boarding school for boys, Merchiston’s genuine focus is on the needs of each pupil and understanding how to help him thrive. With the support of our caring community, each boy is encouraged to unearth his talents, pursue excellence and flourish in myriad ways.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in the School’s Leadership Team, providing expert strategic and operational advice, and overseeing the safety, maintenance and development of the School estate. They will lead the Estates teams of staff, liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders. They will maximise the safe and appropriate use of School facilities in order to enhance the School’s offerings.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

We can offer a highly competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous pension scheme, fee reductions, high quality free lunches and a range of other additional employee discounts.

For further details of the position, information about the School and application and recruitment procedures, please visit our website:

Please e-mail your completed Application Form, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Self-Declaration Form to

Applications will be considered as they are received and shortlisted candidates may be invited for interview prior to the official closing date. Merchiston reserves the right to appoint ahead of the closing date and thus early applications for this role are advisable.

Interested candidates can contact the Bursar, Philippa Axon at, should they wish to discuss this post further informally.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 October 2021, 5pm. The date for first round of interviews will be confirmed thereafter.

About the School

Merchiston is a boys’ school in Scotland offering the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension.

Merchiston takes pride in specialising in the education of boys and has an impressive record of helping boys excel far beyond their expected results at GCSE/IGCSE and A Level. Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing environment, where they will learn to like learning more.

With an ethos based on traditional values, Merchiston encourages self-reliance and independence, as well as respect for and tolerance of others.

The main objective is to motivate pupils to try their hardest and to strive to achieve the highest levels possible in all areas - firstly academic, then cultural, sporting, leadership, and simply living together as a community.