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Director of Estates & Facilities

  • £70,870 - £77,795
  • Permanent
  • Sutton, UK
  • 17680

The Girls’ Learning Trust (GLT) was formed in September 2015 and consists of three successful and high-performing girls’ schools: Nonsuch High School for Girls, Wallington High School for Girls and Carshalton High School for Girls. All three schools are located in the London Borough of Sutton.

As the largest all-girls multi-academy trust in the UK, we have c4,500 students aged 11-18 and over 500 staff. We have a financial turnover of c£30m and operate over three large sites. Our aim is to empower girls and young women by delivering a first-class education and providing an inspirational start to their futures.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Director of Estates and Facilities. This shared services function will be tasked with leading, developing and ensuring efficient utilisation of the estates and facilities across all our schools.

As a conduit between the schools, you will provide strategic leadership and implement new and innovative approaches to ensure greater efficiencies and the highest quality of delivery – all of which will be underpinned by a strong service ethos.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will ensure the department is aligned to the broader objectives and vision of the Trust, as well as leading on the estates master plan. The post requires strategic vision, management ability and practical experience, and will also carry with it substantial budgetary responsibility. The successful candidate will possess demonstrable experience of leading an estate across a comparable diverse portfolio and will ideally hold a relevant estates, property or facilities qualification.

You will be a strong communicator (verbal and written) with extensive experience of instilling robust and efficient systems and processes to ensure operational effectiveness across a large in-house team. Additionally, the post holder will be expected to provide effective leadership and management on all health, safety and environmental matters. It also holds the responsibility for managing our catering contract that spans the Trust.

For a confidential discussion and/or further particulars, please contact our retained advisors Melanie Pye or Hayley Mintern

The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

The Girls’ Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all employees to share this commitment. All employees must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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