The GDST is the UK's leading network of independent girls’ schools, with over 3,500 staff, and nearly 19,000 students between the ages of 3 and 18. ?As a charity that owns and runs a network of 23 schools and 2 academies in England and Wales, reinvesting in education. Founded in 1872, the GDST has a long history of pioneering innovation in the education of girls and is the UK’s largest educational charity.
The Estates Team acts on behalf of the Trust to manage all property-related matters to ensure the Trust’s interests and its Estate are developed and maintained to agreed standards. As part of our continued investment into providing the best possible estate provision to our schools, we are seeking to appoint an Estate Manager to strengthen the team.
Reporting to the Head of Estate Management, the Estate Manager will play a leading role in the provision of high-quality, customer-focused estate management provision across the GDST portfolio. Working across a designated portfolio of schools, the Estate Manager will act as the estate business partner and trusted advisor to each of the schools within their portfolio whilst leading on the planning and delivery of estate investment programmes including refurbishment, decarbonisation, long-term maintenance and compliance projects.
We are seeking an individual with significant experience of leading refurbishment and strategic maintenance programmes across a diverse multi-site estate portfolio. You will have a highly customer-focused mindset, with high levels of enthusiasm and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience of working across a broad range of property types would be advantageous, as in this role you will get the chance to work across a diverse portfolio of buildings, from state-of-the-art new facilities to listed and historic buildings, supporting activities spanning student experience, teaching, sport, the arts, recreation and events.
The GDST offers a range of excellent benefits including generous pension and annual leave entitlements, significant fee remission, a range of health, wellbeing, professional development and financial benefits together with a flexible, progressive and inspiring working environment.
The candidate brochure can be viewed here.
For a confidential conversation please contact our advisors Nick Coppard (07896 079 495 / firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ben Duffill (07976 125 010 / email@example.com) at MRG. Applications should consist of a CV and a covering letter and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is 4th February 2024.
The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.