Head of Estates (Temporary)

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  • Job Reference: TR/000199
  • Job Title: Head of Estates (Temporary)
  • Location: London
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £40,000 or Equivalent Rate
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Posted 4 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Maxwell Stephens client, an educational establishment, are currently recruiting for a Temporary Head of Estates.

Working Hours: 28-35 hours per week.

You must be immediately available as this is a temporary position for a period of 2-3 months.

Main Duties  

The Head of Estates is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the facilities provision including: buildings maintenance and refurbishment; delivery of hard and soft services; environmental sustainability; security; statistical returns and Health and Safety. They must ensure the teaching and clinic buildings are managed and maintained efficiently and effectively and conform to all relevant legislative requirements. A key strategic priority for the School is the diminishing lease and potential building redevelopment and/or relocation, a project in which the Head of Estates will play a key role.


  • Educated to at least degree level or hold a or relevant professional qualification
  • Experience of facilities management, preferably within the Higher Education sector
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, building services, contract management
  • Competent in the use of MS Office packages with intermediate Excel skills
  • Experience of budget management
  • Project Management skills
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience of reviewing facilities strategy and implementing effective change that leads to innovative ways of working and deliver value for money
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Experience or knowledge of overseeing compliance with current Health & Safety requirements


  • NEBOSH qualification or equivalent
  • Experience in working in the healthcare or higher educational sector
  • Qualification in Facilities Management
  • Experience of managing outsourced services
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Up to date Legionella Management training

Apply Now

If interested, please call the friendly team at Maxwell Stephens on 0207 118 4848 OR send your CV across to cv@maxwellstephens.com today!