We are looking for an exceptional and qualified Estates professional to join our highly experienced Estates team.
This role is ideal for someone wanting to be part of a Multi Academy Trust, where the over-arching focus is to deliver the best outcomes and experiences for our children, students, colleagues and their families.
GLF has so much to offer to you, including an enhanced benefits package and the option for agile/remote working.
Reporting to the Estates Director, and working as part of the Trust Estates team, you will be responsible for managing a team of associate staff across 16 schools initially. You will be ensuring our sites are safe and compliant, well-maintained, secure and that our schools have effective premises and caretaking support. In addition, you will be involved in Estates development project work, and the delivery of Estates training to school leaders.
As part of the Estates team, you will have the opportunity:
- to work alongside a respected team that continually focus on school improvement
- to further develop your skills and expertise
- to contribute towards the success of a growing forward-thinking MAT
We comprise 41 schools over 5 regions and 7 LA's with 34 primaries and 7 secondaries. Each region has access to a regional team that support our schools financially, operationally and with all HR/people matters. We are looking for someone to join us within our East and South region, which covers the following areas: Wandsworth, Croydon. Caterham, Merstham, Salfords, Crawley and Horsham.
Please see the job description and person specification for full details of the responsibilities of the post and the requirements of the successful candidate.
Thrive in a Career at GLF
GLF Schools is a large Multi-Academy Trust, currently with 41 primary and secondary schools in the south of England. We are now looking to appoint an experienced and capable Regional Estates Partner in our East and South region to manage compliance, maintenance and school premises operations across our school estate, and help provide outstanding learning environments to our 15,000 students.
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams.
Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.
Our offer includes:
- Continuous Professional Development
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Flexible Working
- Staff Wellbeing
- Career Pathways and Talent Management
- Staff Benefits
- Community and Collaboration
- Valued worker scheme
What we are looking for
The successful candidate will have:
- a Health and Safety / Risk Management Qualification (NEBOSH, IOSH or equivalent) or ability and willingness to undertake one.
- an excellent track record in line managing premises and premises teams
- a strong knowledge of buildings maintenance, health and safety and compliance
- the ability to think both strategically and practically. They will need to be both proactive and responsively reactive
- excellent communication skills, and be able to prioritise a rapidly changing workload
- good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively (remotely and in person)
You will be nominally based at one of our schools in the region (by agreement) but will be required to travel between school and office sites, and will need to have their own transport. Please note that a proportion of the working week can be carried out remotely.
Salary: £43,000 (Leadership 1)
Hours: Ideally we are looking for a full time candidate (36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year). However as a flexible employer, we are interested in hearing from any applicants that feel that this could be the opportunity for them. Please note, some weekend and evening work may be required.
Annual leave: Based on the full time opportunity, the annual leave entitlement is 24 days per year plus bank holidays
Anticipated start date: Early December 2020
Closing date for applications: EXTENDED Thursday 5th November - 12pm
Interviews date: TBC (interview to take place via video call)
If you would like an informal conversation to discuss the role before application, please contact Nick Murza on 020-8716-4987 to arrange a call.
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.