Employer: Avanti Services Limited
Location: London/Leicester/South-West (with regular travel)
Salary: Grade 11 – MG1, £38,810 – £53,562 per annum, depending on experience
Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday, 5th January 2022 at 12 noon

Job Description

To help us on our journey we are looking for a Regional Estates Manager to join our team.

Avanti Services Limited supports the Avanti Schools Trust which is a fast-growing Multi Academy Trust currently running schools based in London, the midlands and in the South West of England. All Avanti schools provide pupils with an outstanding education rooted in the inclusive and distinctive Avanti Schools ethos of educational excellence, character development and spiritual insight. This role will be based in the Trust Head Office with regular nationwide travel and will be supporting the Head of Business Services.

As our Trust Estates Manager, you will:

  • Act as the regional estates lead reporting to the Head of Business Services on all Estates and H&S issues, developing, maintaining and implementing policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and providing appropriate advice across the hub to ensure operational safety.
  • Provide the execution of the Estates and Premises strategy, business planning, operational continuity, capital programmes, and asset management for the Trust.
  • Ensure that the delivery of the Estates and Premises strategy supports the Trust business operating model, is scalable and effectively supports growth / expansion plans, ensuring that we are leveraging the economies of scale to enable even greater investment in children’s education.
  • Help in identifying and shortlisting the capital spending requirements via the acquisition and successful application of all capital grants that are available to the Trust
  • Ensure that the day-to-day execution of site upkeep and grounds maintenance is undertaken to exacting safeguarding standards, to the satisfaction of key stakeholders, and that budgetary and governance compliance is adhered to.
What will you do?

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school and Trust
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please download the Job Description.

What are we looking for?

  • HND/Degree in relevant discipline or appropriate experience at senior level. Several years experience working in a relevant discipline i.e. Senior Facilities role / facilities management experience in a school or similar environment eg, multi-site, multi-regional
  • IOSH/NEBOSH qualification or the ability to attain, and extensive working knowledge of premises Health & Safety.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Full clean driving licence
  • NVQ 4 OR equivalent qualification desirable
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications

Please see the Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for the role.

Why should you apply?

You will be working in a fantastic environment. Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

You’ll be entitled to 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays)

NEST pension scheme

Development opportunities

Further information

Pre-employment checks
Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.
Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion
We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.
Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

To apply please send a up to date CV, completed GDPR form and personal statement to [email protected]

Please ensure your personal statement details why you are interested in applying for the role, giving clear examples of experience to demonstrate your capabilities. Remember to include relevant experience (skills you have gained outside paid work, e.g. voluntary and community work).

You must refer to the Job Description and each point in the Person Specification, focusing on the essential criteria

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Job Description and Person Specification