Estates Manager

Trust Estates Manager 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm. Grade G – Step 1 - £41,562 plus 25 days holiday.

Wildern Academy Trust comprises of Wildern School and Boorley Park Primary School with Deer Park School (a further 7-form entry secondary school) opening in September 2021. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a positive, organised and self-motivated individual with a wide range of skills to manage, maintain and develop the multiple school sites (buildings, grounds, materials, equipment and staff) so that optimum use can be made of them for school and community purposes.

Ideal skills:
• Experience of site management in an educational and a multi-site environment
• Health and safety knowledge and awareness
• Business sense
• Flexibility
• Keen eye for detail
• Strong organisational and interpersonal skills
• Determination to make a real difference to our Trust
• Confident building relationships with suppliers and team members

Due to the nature of the role, strong financial acumen is key, with the ability to control costs and project manage with budgets to tight deadlines.

You will be taking lead in a varied role, developing planned major maintenance projects as well as:
• Supporting site teams.
• Spending time working in our Schools across the Trust
• Managing the Estate
• Ensuring health & safety and security are in line with best practices

A current driving licence and the use of a vehicle is essential.

We need a committed team player with the ability to work independently, manage time effectively and prioritise workload with high levels of drive and resilience. In return we can offer you a competitive salary, the opportunity to join the local government pension scheme and a strong sense of shared moral purpose to make a difference to the lives of young people.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

Make this position something special. If you are seeking something to push your skills and enjoy a variety in your role, then we welcome your application.

Application Procedure:
Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Closing Date: 5pm Sunday 28th February 2021
Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 15th March 2021

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.

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