Please note this is a Trust wide role, and not solely for Cherry Fields Primary School.
Flexible working + Staff benefits + Pension scheme (LGPS)
We are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile and positive team player able to join our Estates Team in the role of Facilities Contracts Officer.
Reporting to the Estates Director, and working as part of the Trust Estates team, you will lead on the setting up, management and mobilisation of specified facilities and maintenance contracts across the Trust. You will collaborate with the Business & Operations Procurement team contributing to the outsourcing of new Trust-wide facilities contracts.
This is a fixed term contract for 12 months, and during this period, your primary focus will be on the mobilisation of the Trust’s external cleaning contract. The responsibilities may also include other facilities contracts as capacity allows.
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
This will be a hybrid post, with opportunities to work from home and at one of our base offices in Banstead, Horsham, Camberley and Banbury,
What we are looking for
We are looking for someone who has:
- A minimum of two years experience of managing facilities service contracts
- Experience of developing relationships with contract providers and leading service review meetings
- Experience of managing quality assurance in a service contract context, including setting, monitoring and achieving KPIs, and holding providers to account
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills
- Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate with key stakeholders
Join Our Community
GLF Schools operates 42 primary and secondary schools in 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England. This year we are celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi-Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils.
Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within our schools. We believe that every child can achieve the highest academic standards with a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity and serves the needs of their local community; we are committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education.
Our Employment Offer
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish
- Access to our highly competitive pension scheme (LGPS)
- Flexible working options
- Generous holiday allowance
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Career pathways and talent management
- Access to a staff benefits portal
- Community and collaboration working model
Salary: c. £40,000 dependant on experience
Hours of work: 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 right opportunity.
Start Date: As soon as available
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Interview Date: TBC
For an informal discussion about the role with our Estates Director, Nick Murza, please contact the main GLF Schools telephone number to arrange this.
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. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. 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