Estates Controller - Operations and Revenue
Leigh Academies Trust

Job reference: 003625

Location: Leigh Academies Trust

Closing date: 16/06/2021

Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum but commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Business Operations

Hours per week: Full time

Start Date: As soon as possible

About the role: Leigh Academies Trust has a rare opportunity and are seeking to appoint an Estates Controller to work across our 29 academies, joining the team as soon as possible. As a leader within the central Estates management team you will strategically lead Soft FM contracts and a team of Cluster Estates Managers in maintaining a compliant and sustainable estate whilst driving income generation initiatives. The Estates Controller will enable each academy to efficiently and effectively maximise facilities and resources, and achieve the best possible educational outcomes.

Key responsibilities include the following;

  • Lead on procurement and strategic management of Soft FM services including, but not limited to cleaning and catering;
  • Line management of Cluster Estates Managers;
  • Support the Estates Director in the creation, maintenance and communication of centralised processes and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain data led analytics and monitoring of Estates department deliverables;
  • CEO for LAT Enterprises CIC;
  • Lead on Trust events and special projects;
  • Support members of the Trust Executive Board and other Estates department colleagues in all aspects of the Trust’s strategic direction.

For a full list of responsibilities and person specification, please refer to the attached Job Description below.

This is a full time, permanent opportunity offering a salary circa £50,000 per annum and is commensurate with experience.

Application closing date: Midday on 14th of June 2021
Shortlisting date: Afternoon of the 14th of June 2021
Candidates should be available for interview all day on Thursday the 17th of June 2021

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team -
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.


The closing date for this job has now passed.