Head of Estates

Job Title: Head of Estates
Client: Bury Grammar School
Location: Bury, Lancashire
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 Depending on Experience
Closing Date: Successfully Filled by Caithness Consulting
Reference: BGS02
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Bury Grammar School is seeking to appoint an experienced Head of Estates who will be responsible for the management of all aspects of maintenance and works across the entire estate, who will liaise with the Bursar and other key leaders within the school to ensure that all staff and pupils attending the school do so in a safe and functioning environment.

The School has in place a small estates team that the Head of Estates is responsible for, comprising a Facilities Officer, Compliance Officer, various Tradesmen, Grounds People and Cleaners.

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Our Client, Bury Grammar School is a forward-thinking, vibrant, and modern family of schools. Founded in 1570, it is an independent day school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years from all backgrounds. The Founders’ ethos was to create a school where children from all backgrounds would thrive, and that is still true today. It is a leading academic school with a big heart and having celebrated its 450th anniversary in 2020 it is looking to the future with confidence, openness, and optimism.

The current campus was established in 1903 and is located in a leafy, 45-acre estate in Bury, Lancashire which includes 20 acres of buildings and 25 acres of playing fields. The School have added to the estate in almost every decade since, ensuring that it provides a sense of grandeur and tradition along with leading-edge architecture and facilities to pupils.  The estate allows the School to offer extensive sporting and enrichment activities to all its pupils and provides an ideal learning environment for all academic subjects.

We are looking to attract a degree or equivalent level qualified professional in engineering, surveying, building or facilities management who has experience of property management and maintenance. Candidates should have an understanding of the legal and financial aspects of estate management, major and minor property projects, and transactions. You will be a well organised project manager with strong planning, resource management, budgeting, and people skills who is able to inspire and motivate others and who is capable of turning a vision into results.

It essential for the Head of Estates to have experience of a similar role within a large complex campus.