Sherborne Area Schools Trust
TRUST CLUSTER ESTATES MANAGER
Start Date: ASAP – subject to notice period
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 17 th January 2022
Interviews: During week commencing 24 th January 2022
Salary: £36,922 – £42,821 per annum plus access to excellent contributory pension scheme
Contract: Permanent, 37 hours per week, 52 weeks
30 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays
Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) is a strong and ambitious Trust of both primary and secondary schools seeking to ensure an excellent and sustainable 0-19 education for children within our community across West and North Dorset as well as South Somerset. In September 2021 the Trust will consist of over 5,000 children and over 850 staff working in 17 schools.
This is a pivotal new role identified in response to the growth of the Trust and to maintain our commitment to provide high quality and safe learning environments for our students and staff. Ideally, you will have experience of Estates management in an educational and/or a multi-site environment, but more importantly you will have the professional knowledge and expertise, business acumen, flexibility and determination to make a real difference to our Trust.
As a member of the Estates team you will lead and direct site-based teams in a defined geographical area maintaining compliance across sites, whilst managing the Estates helpdesk ticket system, delivering a cost efficient, customer- focused service. The post holders will work closely together to design and deliver costed programmes of planned maintenance to develop the Trust Estates whilst also working on larger capital projects. You will work in collaboration with school Head teachers and the wider Health, Safety and Estate team. You will provide expert guidance and direction to ensure compliance, deliver a responsiveness maintenance service and manage the various Estates projects across the sites.
The successful candidate will:
For a full list of responsibilities and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack.
This is a full time, 37 hours per week, permanent opportunity offering a salary of £36,922 – £42,821 per annum with access to an excellent contributory pension scheme.
The Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust includes schools across Dorset and South Somerset from Sherborne to Shaftesbury towards Blandford and Wincanton. Our area is one of the best areas to live in Britain offering something for everyone. There are easy road and local direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside.
Safeguarding Responsibilities for this post
Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will not include engagement in regulatory activity. It will have minimal contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and the post is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.