A new, exciting opportunity for a Capital Project Manager to join the team at Oundle School.

the Role

The Capital Project Manager will work client side and has responsibility for the programme/project management of the School’s portfolio of capital development projects, working under the direction of the Governor-led Project Development Steering Group and reporting to the Bursar through the Head of Estate and Facilities.

The Project Manager’s responsibilities span a broad spectrum, covering all the areas of project management including – project planning, procurement, financial planning, cost and risk management, time management, quality management, change control, contract administration, safety management and liaison with fundraising development office as well as users.

In essence, the Project Manager acts as the backbone of the entire programme. It is a position of great responsibility, requiring complete and thorough technical knowledge of the construction process coupled with a focus on both programme cost and quality.

They are the leader who conceptualises the construction project, and is responsible for its smooth organisation, implementation and completion, to the satisfaction of the School. This job description aims to highlight the multi-faceted role of the person managing a construction project.

This role is for a fixed term period of 3 years, until December 2027.


Oundle and Laxton Junior Schools have long been associated with the very best of modern independent education, especially boarding. The Schools take seriously their responsibility to pupils so that they can emerge as decent, open-minded adults; ambitious about what they can go on to achieve and contribute. Over 1400 pupils are on roll at the School, of whom 840 are full boarders. Academic results are steadfastly excellent. 

 A team of around 800 staff, both academic and support, ensure an education of the highest standard is in place across the Schools with the efforts of the whole team focused on this fundamental aim.

Living in Oundle

We are fortunate in our location at the heart of a beautiful market town. School and town are part of the same community and our pupils take their place within this community, not isolated from it. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl Theatre.

To apply

Full details of the role, including hours of work and salary, can be found at the “Application Pack” link, below. If you are excited by this opportunity, please complete and return an application form and supplement to the application before the closing date. Please note CV submissions cannot be accepted.

Application closing date: Thursday 23rd May 2024, 9am

If you have any questions about the role, please contact:

HR Department, Oundle School, The Bursary, Church Street, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4EE

Email c/o: opportunities@oundleschool.org.uk or Tel: 01832 277144


Application Pack and Job Description

Application Form

Supplement to the Application Form

Oundle and Laxton Junior School are proud to be equal opportunity employers and we welcome applications from all. Both Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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