Head of Estates and Facilities

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  • Job Reference: REF//FF0976
  • Job Title: Head of Estates and Facilities
  • Location: London
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £85,000 + Package & Opportunities
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Posted 6 days ago

Maxwell Stephens have been asked to recruit on behalf of the client for the role of Head of Estates and Facilities for the educational trust, Future Academies.

Future Academies is a flourishing multi-academy trust, founded with the aim of improving the life chances and raising the aspirations of young people.

They offer a rich and stimulating education comprised of a knowledge-rich curriculum, diverse cultural and extracurricular opportunities, and a strong pastoral support system. All children are welcomed in our inclusive community, and all are challenged to be the best they can be.

Future Academies was established to improve the life chances of young people through an education based on knowledge, aspiration and respect. Their ethos is embodied in these three values and their motto is ‘Freedom through education’.

The believe in freedom to choose, freedom to think well, freedom from prejudice, and freedom to live.

You will develop a strategic masterplan for each school in the Trust, and manage the delivery of major capital projects.

You will line manage the Estates and Facilities Team while ensuring that all the schools are high quality learning environments.


About You

 For this role you will be educated to degree standard in a relevant discipline (architecture, building, engineering, facilities management, project management, surveying or similar) or have equivalent work-based experience.

You demonstrate outstanding line management skills and can implement a ‘one team’ sense across multiple sites.

Alongside this you have experience of major capital project management.

You have in depth knowledge of operational practice and quality standards as well as a sound knowledge of Health and Safety compliance.

As an individual you are positive and enthusiastic with determination to succeed.

What You Will Be Doing

 In this role you will lead, shape and develop a strategic Trust Estates Masterplan and individual estate development plans for each academy, and lead the implementation of these plans within the Trust to deliver the objectives for each individual academy and the Trust as a whole.

As well as this you will lead on estates-related issues relating to land & buildings, freehold & leasehold tenure and other related matters (e.g. sub lettings).

This role will see you provide oversight across all aspects of the estates & facilities function, including health & safety, planned preventative maintenance (PPMs), procurement, building fabric, mechanical & electrical infrastructure, facilities management and cleaning contracts.

Alongside this you will project manage major capital projects, utilising external professional teams as needed. To act as the Health and Safety Coordinator for Construction Design Management projects, and to perform similar roles in relation to asbestos control, legionella and health & safety.

 To Apply

 Maxwell Stephens is expecting a large volume of applications for this role. We’re keen to place the correct person with our client as soon as possible. Therefore, we encourage all interested FM professionals with the experience to successful expedite this role to contact us without delay.

Please call 0207 118 48 48 to speak to one of the Maxwell Stephens team or alternatively you can email your cv to cv@maxwellstephens.com to apply.


Closing Date: Friday 5th August 2022