Head of Estates

Kent Permanent £51,000 - £55,000
  • Opportunity to work for one of the largest academy trusts
  • Must be experienced with capital and building works programmes

About Our Client

Our client is a one of the largest academy trusts in the south east of England. As Head of Estates, you will be leading a small professional team on a broad range of projects and professional works, across a number of buildings/premises.

Job Description

  • Support the Director of Finance & Operations, and Directors of Education in major capital building projects.
  • Lead and manage the Estates team, allocate work streams to team members and line manage the team.
  • Take the lead on planned maintenance and capital investment in the property portfolio, developing an agile strategic approach to reactive and planned preventative maintenance.
  • Lead on management, budget formulation, monitoring and implementation of the Trust's annual planned maintenance and improvement capital works programme.
  • Develop and implement Estates performance measurement initiatives that will provide KPIs that can be reported to senior management
  • Lead on related Health and Safety matters relevant to the Estates department.
  • Ensure safe systems of work are in place with regards to works carried out by external contractor

The Successful Applicant

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a chartered professional qualification in a property-related discipline
    e.g. architecture, building, surveying or property management.
  • Hold membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully managing planned and reactive maintenance, capital and building works programmes and building projects.
  • Proven ability to make effective results-driven decisions based on relevant data and information.
  • Full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use.

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary, with regular pay reviews.
  • A wide variety of opportunities for professional development.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Laptop and smart phone.
  • 25 days (+ 2 days discretionary Christmas leave) per annum.
  • Free on site parking.
  • Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible.
Kevin Leksina
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+44 207 269 6242

Job summary

Facilities Management
Estate Management
Public Sector
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Consultant name
Kevin Leksina
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 6242
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