Head of Estates Programme Management

Uppingham School, founded in 1584, is a leading co-educational independent boarding school based in the heart of Rutland. The estate covers 125 non-contiguous acres, almost one mile apart at its extremities and interspersed by town housing and retail properties.  It includes 59 acres of playing fields, 14 acres of gardens, and a built estate of 80 buildings, whose combined external footprint is 775,000 sq ft, and of which 23 are listed (Grades I – II).  Buildings include teaching blocks, assembly buildings, boarding houses, staff housing, administrative and technical accommodation, and sports facilities. 

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Head of Estates Programme Management will act as the lead on the coordination and overall delivery of the estate strategy and investment programme, including new development, maintenance and sustainability projects and other programmes across the School  portfolio.  Key responsibilities will include leading on reporting on estates activities; contract procurement and supply chain management; cost planning and forecasting; and strategic scheduling across a diverse range of projects and programmes.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a programme and commercial management role, ensuring governance and assurance as well as risk management across a project and estate management environment.  You will have strong reporting and presentation skills and experience of procurement and supply chain management in the construction and estates industry.

The role calls for an individual with a proactive and highly motivated disposition and who will embrace the exciting challenge to running a programme management function across a diverse estate. You will be a collaborative team player who works positively to integrate systems and processes across the Estates team as well as working with internal and external stakeholders.

Closing date for applications:        Sunday 4th February 2024
1st stage interviews                      w/c 19th February 2024

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job description, please contact Melanie Pye (melanie.pye@schoolsleadership.com) or Eshe Muhammad (eshe.muhammad@schoolsleadership.com). 

Schools Leadership has been retained, as our exclusive advisor for this appointment and any third party or direct applications will be forwarded to them. Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all employees to share this commitment. All employees must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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