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Head of Estates and Health and Safety

  • £67,372
  • Permanent
  • Tadworth, UK
  • 18030

Head of Estates and Health & Safety
£67,372 plus excellent benefits
Tadworth, Surrey

The Children’s Trust is seeking to appoint a Head of Estates and Health & Safety to lead all aspects of estates and facilities management and health and safety across its diverse campus estate portfolio.

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care through our national specialist centre at our beautiful 24-acre site in Tadworth, Surrey, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. 

Reporting to the Director of Resources, the Head of Estates and Health & Safety holds a vital role and is a key member of the Operational Leadership Team (OLT) with responsibility for oversight of The Children’s Trust Estate and Health & Safety that in turn, will enable staff and volunteers to work safely and effectively at our national specialist site, and at our charity shops across the South-East.

The Head of Estates and Health & Safety takes full ownership of the strategic direction of the estate including development and delivery of the Estates Strategy, ensuring it reflects organisational demand and priorities and providing professional guidance to senior leadership on optimisation, efficiency, and development of the estate accordingly.   The role will lead a multidisciplinary team to ensure a sustainable estate that is a desirable place for staff to work and children and young people to live, learn and receive therapy and care whilst upholding a safe and compliant environment with assets managed and maintained to best practice and statutory requirements.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual that has a proactive, transparent and collaborative approach, who is people and service focused, and who has a track record of delivering high-quality, service-led estates and facilities provision across a diverse and complex estate portfolio.  Excellent leadership skills are crucial given the need to lead and motivate a diverse team of estates, facilities, customer service, H&S and projects professionals.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated candidate to take a key senior role with leading charity, whilst enabling the crucial work of an organisation that makes a significant and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of children and families.

The candidate brochure can be viewed at

For a briefing discussion, please contact our appointed recruitment partners Jane Schofield ( / 07355 093 389) and Charley McCarthy ( / 07355 093 390) at MRG.  Applications, consisting of a CV and supporting cover letter outlining a rationale for applying for the post, should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 21st May 2023.

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests.   We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups.
The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see:

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