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Site Manager


Site Manager

  • Reports to: Managing Director. This post is part of the Leadership Team.
  • Contract: Permanent, full time
  • Salary: £28,000 per annum pro rata
  • Location: Embercombe EX6 7QQ, Devon
  • Basic accommodation (caravan on site) is available if desired by the suitable


We are looking for a Site Manager for our 50 acre rewilding site and retreat centre, who is
proactive, pragmatic and an enthusiastic team player. The post would be perfect for someone who
is interested in Embercombe’s ethos and has skills both in project management and in practical
repairs. The role-holder will have experience in site management of both buildings and land and
will be responsible for day-to-day repair work and maintenance across the site as well as the
management of our health and safety requirements, external supply contracts, on-site facilities
and related expenditure. The role holder will be able to respond and adapt to the changing
needs of the organisation, while making quick and effective decisions inline with a limited

About Embercombe

  • Embercombe is Devon’s leading eco-retreat.
  • It is a place to reconnect with nature, each other and oneself.
  • It offers self-development programmes in nature, rewilding education and venue hire.
  • The site comprises of five main buildings, including kitchens, showers, tools workshop.
  • Yurts, caravans and cabins are accommodation for about 70 participants, volunteers and staff.
  • The land is 50 acres of meadow, forest, a lake, a medicine garden and its rewilding process is
    managed by our Rewilding Lead.

Job Purpose

To provide a consistently excellent, and cost-effective site management service to the staff,
volunteers, customers and visitors of Embercombe.

To provide a safe learning, working and living environment at Embercombe.

This role includes health and safety, maintenance planning and practical repairs, for both
buildings and land.

Key Outcomes

The functioning of Embercombe site as a welcoming, well-maintained, attractive, safe and
efficient place in which to work, learn and experience nature.

Delivery of a consistently good site management service within the context of a very limited

The implementation of good standards of good health and safety practice in meeting regulatory
and operational requirements.

Principal Tasks

  • Carry out day-to-day basic works: 
    • The upkeep, repairs and replacement of buildings including accommodation, caravans,
      offices, kitchen, tool workshop and main programme areas
    • Electrical repairs, upgrades and replacements
    • Plumbing, water supplies and compost toilets
    • Maintenance and repairs of site outdoors infrastructure ( e.g fences, gates,
    • Maintenance and upkeep of vehicles
    • Bins, recycling and compost management
  • Carry out day to day land based basic works:
    • Cutting back vegetation, mowing, trimming hedges
    • Maintaining pathways and roads
    • Maintaining the orchard and our small medicine garden (currently being created)
    • Ensuring adequate firewood supply
  • With Managing Director and ad hoc consultant advice, implement a comprehensive and
    effective, risk-based health and safety regime in accordance with all relevant legislation, and
    commonly accepted good practice at Embercombe. As part of this regime, carry out risk
    assessments for all activities on site and complete regular site checks.
  • Procure, manage and coordinate all site-related supply contracts; these include (but are
    not limited to): utilities, telephones and printers, refuse collection, rates, and insurance.
  • Design, in collaboration with the Managing Director, and implement an effective, costed,
    and responsive short term and long-term plan for maintenance, upgrade and renewal. This
    includes, but is not limited to facilities maintenanc, vehicle maintenance and upkeep, on-site
    sewage system maintenance, waste, recycling, compost and vermin control.
  • Manage one/two part-time maintenance assistant volunteer(s) (including task management and
    skills development)
  • Monitor financial expenditure tightly against approved budgets
  • Act as first point of contact for out-of-hours incidents, on a rota with the team
  • Oversee the coordination and implementation of one-off projects on site as required.
  • Work with the Rewilding Lead to create a long term site management plan
  • Be an ambassador for Embercombe and its partners and associates, promoting and modelling
    our work and values to all on site
  • Be aware of and sensitive to the nature of courses, programmes, retreats and experiences
    that are hosted at Embercombe and adapt work scheduling accordingly

Please see the person specification on our website.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

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