About the role: Leigh Academies Trust is enhancing its Estates team to further support its existing 31 academies and those that will join in the future. Consequently it is seeking to complement its existing team of Academy Estates Managers.
As a member of the Estates team, working within the Medway & Longfield Estates cluster, you will manage key areas of responsibility on behalf of the Estates team, whilst providing an efficient, customer-focused service. This will enable each academy to efficiently and effectively maximise facilities and resources, to achieve the best possible educational outcomes.
Key responsibilities include the following;
Whilst working collaboratively as part of the cluster Estates team, each Academy Estates Manager will be responsible for key areas of responsibility including Hard FM, Soft FM and Operational Support Management, and is responsible for its delivery across a defined geographical area.
For a full list of responsibilities, geographical locations and person specification, please refer to the attached job description below.
This is a full time, permanent opportunity offering a salary circa £30,000 per annum, commensurate with experience.
Application closing date: Midday on Monday 13th December 2021
Shortlisting date: Afternoon of Monday 13th December 2021
Candidates should be available for interview all day on Wednesday 15th December 2021
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. 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 organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. 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.
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Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.
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.