Estates Manager

John Taylor MAT
Grade 11 (SCP 39 – 43)
37 hours per week (permanent and working whole year)
Salary range: £41,675 – £45,591

John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) is seeking to appoint an Estates Manager who will contribute to the strategic and operational planning of school premises and facilities within the Trust (4 secondary and 10 primary schools). This is a new post and an exciting opportunity to work with us to ensure the Trust makes best use of available resources to develop and improve its premises and facilities offer to schools, whilst ensuring a high quality, consistent and compliant service is provided.

The role will provide support and strength to the Trust and existing school-based premises staff and would suit someone who has experience of site management in an educational or other multi-site environment. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong background in premises management (including contract management and procurement), health and safety knowledge and awareness, have good communication, organisational and negotiating skills and have the ability to lead and inspire teams and individuals.

This is a stand-alone position responsible to the Chief Operating Officer and will require an experienced professional who shares our values and ambitions and is comfortable to deliver a diverse range of skills.

The postholder will be based at the Trust Offices but the role will involve travel between our schools so a clean driving licence and daily access to a car is essential. Your remit will include managing premises development, including health and safety and site security, together with responsibility for the selection and monitoring of catering, cleaning, utilities and other contracts to ensure best practice and best value is achieved.

This will be an exciting opportunity if you are someone who enjoys working with a variety of people across multiple settings. The successful candidate must be able to rise to the technical challenge, but it will be equally important that they are able to communicate successfully with leadership and operational colleagues positively and supportively, enabling the best possible outcomes across the Trust.

Closing date for applications: 10am 30th January 2020
Interview date: 6th February 2020

Interested?

Please download and complete an application form and return it to: hr@jtmat.co.uk.

Further information and application packs are available to view or download from our website jtmat.co.uk . Please note that CVs are not accepted, only fully completed application forms should be submitted for shortlisting to: hr@jtmat.co.uk. If you have any specific queries not addressed in the application pack, please contact the Chief Operating Officer: b.mahoney@jtmat.co.uk.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced disclosure and barring service check is a requirement of this post. A copy of the trust’s ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view by visiting the website: http://www.jtmat.co.uk.