Estates & Facilities Manager

University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust, Head Office: Walsall Campus, Gorway Road,…
UWMAT Grade 7 SCP 29 - 33 £44,863 - £48,847
25 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
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Full Time, All Year Round, UWMAT Grade 7 £44,863 - £48,847 (pending pay award)

Based at UWMAT Trust Offices, Walsall Campus, WS1 3BD

UWMAT is a medium sized Multi Academy Trust, sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton with its central team based at Walsall Campus, near Junction 9 of the M6. In this newly created role, your base will be in Walsall although there will be a requirement to travel across the Trust estate.
Reporting to the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, you will be responsible for establishing a comprehensive Estates Central Service for the Trust which is now ready for the next phase of its development; growth. This exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an inspirational and experienced leader to provide expert direction as the Trust Estates & Facilities Manager. In this role you will play a key role in seeking out and implementing efficiency gains and financial savings whilst managing key Trust contracts. You will also ensure standards to comply with legal, statutory and other regulations through policies, guidelines and best practice. You will support the implementation of the Trust strategy for the Estates Management function to maximise performance within agreed budgets and timescales.
We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of Estates and/or Facilities management with a strong knowledge of best practice in this area. In addition to this you should have excellent communication/interpersonal skills, ability to prioritise workload and show initiative, as well as a flexible approach to work. Your ability to maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders including Headteachers, Directors and Contractors will be crucial in this role. With line management responsibility for the Estates & Facilities Business Partner and working closely with site staff across the Trust Estate (2 secondary and 10 primary academies) your leadership experience will be key in developing their skills and knowledge. Experience of working in schools/or a multi academy trust is not essential for this role.
The Trust is committed to continuous professional development and offers the following benefits:

• Employee Assistance Programme
• Access to Occupational Health
• Access to the University of Wolverhampton Campus including discounted gym membership
• Free car parking
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Employee benefits scheme via Sodexo
• Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
Due to Covid-19 some elements of the recruitment process may take place virtually.

For an informal chat with the Chief Financial and Operations Officer, please email leaving a contact number.

The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We therefore expect all staff and volunteers to work to and within school policies and procedures, including safeguarding, child protection and health and safety.

This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 8th December 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 14th December 2021

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