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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

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Full-time equivalent salary

Between £44,428 and £47,420

Pay scale

Grade 10 Scale Point 31 - 34

What skills and experience we're looking for

Learning without Limits is a Trust with high ambitions for its learners and we are excited to be appointing to a brand-new role of Estates & Compliance Manager, to help us on our journey and to strengthen our estates service. You will be based from our central office located at Lancaster Academy, with a requirement to spend the majority of your time at our academies. Hybrid & flexible working is also negotiable.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the role will provide professional oversight of premises, compliance and act as the responsible person for health and safety across our Trust. This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional to shape the estates function in our Trust, to deliver outstanding service, drive consistency, improve systems and processes and deliver on large scale capital projects with the Chief Operating Officer. The role will further develop and deliver the Trusts estates strategy.

You will be tasked with keeping up to date on all legislative changes that apply to our sector, as well as seeking and embedding best practice across all our academies.

To be successful in this role you will bring with you a proven track record in influential estates management with multi-site operational experience, a high level of emotional intelligence and professional curiosity enabling you to create highly effective teams and interface with a large number of diverse stakeholders bringing people with you on our journey. As an expert in the field, you will have a deep understanding of the level of responsibilities, accountabilities and statutory duties that are fundamental to this role. You will be a strong role model who rolls up their sleeves and gets stuck in with day-to-day operations, when required.

Supported by an ambitious Executive Team, the Estates & Compliance Manager will play a pivotal role in enabling our academies and our academy-based site teams to truly flourish and succeed, so whether you are currently an Estates Manager or an aspirant estates professional with the relevant qualifications and experience – we would love to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Access to the highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Favourable annual leave entitlement, above the statutory minimum, plus bank holidays.
  • Staff Benefits Package - Access to a huge range of savings from retailers such as Currys, Halfords, Wilko, Asda, Tesco, M&S, Morrisons and many more!
  • Cycle to Work – In partnership with Pluxee, this initiative allows you to make huge Tax and National Insurance savings on the cost of a new bike and safety accessories.
  • Green Car Scheme - In partnership with Tusker, eligible employees can choose a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car that comes complete with motor insurance, servicing, maintenance, replacement tyres and RAC breakdown cover, for a fixed monthly amount.
  • Through both the Cycle to Work and Green Car Scheme, savings are achieved via salary sacrifice which is managed by the Trust and lets you spread the cost to make payments more convenient.
  • Free Financial Support Service from Barclays - support with all aspects of your financial health and wellbeing, and you don't need to be a Barclays customer to use the service.
  • Eye Test Vouchers – Free SpecSavers eye test voucher for eligible staff
  • Annual Flu Vaccine – Free flu vaccine voucher for eligible staff
  • Access to free Counselling sessions following an initial confidential consultation.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free tea and coffee

Further details about the role

Social Media Checks

As part of the shortlisting process, in line with measures identified in statutory guidance relating to safeguarding practice, the Trust will conduct searches on candidates selected for interview, through a third party, on social media in order to identify anything that could give rise to a safeguarding concern in what has been said or done online. Only information relevant to safeguarding concerns obtained from the search will be passed over for consideration during the recruitment process.

Diversity Statement

As an equal opportunities employer, the Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement:

The Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

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About Learning Without Limits Academy Trust

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Established in 2016, our Trust operates schools across Leicester and Leicestershire, working with children between the ages of 2 and 16. We are a Trust that prides itself in working within deprived and challenging areas, determined to improve the life chances of all of the children we work with.

Collaboration is at the heart of all of our activity, and whilst all of our schools work in diverse and often challenging contexts, our school communities pull together to support each other overcome the challenges they face.

We value our students, families and staff. We invest in our stakeholders and work with them to be the very best they can be. We listen to their views and respond to ensure that we continue our quest for constant improvement.

We invest in our staff. Our Continuous Professional Development programme draws on the very best we have to offer within our Trust whilst engaging with local partners in order to ensure our staff are highly trained and highly competent as a result. This investment ensures that we are at the cutting edge of current educational practice and at the forefront of innovation.

We challenge existing practice and constantly search for new ideas and solutions. We are on a constant search for improvement and we walk towards new challenges and ways doing things. We have a culture of innovation that supports the implementation of new ideas and staff get exited about stepping in to the unknown and trying things out for the first time.

We care deeply about making a difference and make every effort to remove barriers that get in the way of us supporting everyone we work with. We celebrate the successes and support each other through the challenges, working together as one family of schools for the benefit of the communities we serve.

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