Are you looking for an opportunity to support us in enhancing the environment within our schools to enable our children to thrive and be at their best?
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and self motivated individual to join us in the role of an Assistant Regional Estates Partner, who will support our Trust and regional estates teams. Working as part of the Trust’s Estates Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising premises teams across schools within the region, ensuring our sites are safe and compliant, well-maintained, and secure. As a Trust, we commit to ensuring our school sites have effective premises and caretaking support to provide a safe learning space for our children.
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
Please note, this is a fixed term contract, until April 2021.
GLF comprises 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 West and Oxfordshire region, which covers the following areas: Camberley, Sunbury, Wokingham, Didcot and Banbury.
The schools within our West and Oxfordshire region include:
Cordwalles Junior School, Hammond Junior School, Lightwater Village School, Lorraine Infant School, Pine Ridge Infant School, Floreat Montague Park, Springfield Primary School, Wheatfield Primary School, Windmill Primary School, Frogmore Junior School, Longford Park Primary School, William Morris Primary School, Hardwick Primary School, Cherry Fields Primary School, Aureus School, Aureus Primary School and Manor Primary School.
Thrive in a Career at GLF
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
- an excellent track record in managing premises and premises teams
- a strong knowledge of buildings maintenance, health and safety and compliance,
- the ability to think both strategically and practically. You will need to be both proactive and responsive, and able to problem solve
- excellent communication skills, and the ability to prioritise a rapidly changing workload.
Location: The postholder 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 as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic, remote working from home will be required.
Hours: This is a full time role based on 36 hours per week split across five days. However, as a Trust we are willing to discuss flexible working arrangements. As in any Estates/Facilities role, some limited weekend and evening working may be required.
Contract: Fixed term contract until April 2021
Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: Monday 14th December, 9am. Please note that we will consider applications as they arrive and may hold interviews/make appointments prior to the closing date.
Interview date: W/C 18th December (or earlier as per the previous point. Interviews will take place via video call).
If you would like an informal conversation to discuss the role before application, please contact Nick Murza to arrange a call. More information about GLF Schools can be found on our website.
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.