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  • Application deadline

    11 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£51 - £55k Negotiable

Job summary

Head of Estates

The Kemnal Academies Trust is a large but friendly and forward-thinking education provider and the Estates Department delivers a wide range of commercial projects and professional support across a diverse scope of property types.

We have a genuine, sustainable and thoughtful approach to running our business and we can offer an interesting and exciting portfolio of work with a good work/life balance. All staff are provided the opportunities to become well-rounded and have access to genuine progression opportunities.

We are looking to recruit a full time experienced leader, with a proven track record in managing a large estates portfolio, to lead and develop the strategic direction of estates management and support for the Trust. The role would suit someone who has at least five years post-professional qualification experience and is looking for a new and stimulating opportunity to play a leading role in the future direction of the Trust.

As Head of Estates you will be leading a small professional team on a broad range of project and professional work, across a number of building/premises types and ages, with this specific role having a focus on educational and commercial facilities.

You will undertake a range of leadership, management, professional and project work including strategic direction, programme management, workstream allocation and line management. You will run your own department, as well as support and plan your share of the workload and priorities. Administration support is provided.

For this role, you will:

Be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold a chartered professional qualification in a property-related discipline (e.g. architecture, building, surveying or property management).

Have at least 5 years post-professional qualification experience in a property related role.

Have excellent communication skills and be comfortable interacting with people at all levels.

Hold a full UK driving licence and have the use of a vehicle for business use.

Experience of working in the education sector is desirable, but not essential.

Working for TKAT:

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

-A competitive salary, with regular pay reviews.
-A wide variety of opportunities for professional development.
-Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
-Laptop and smart phone.
-25 days (+ 2 days discretionary Christmas leave) per annum.
-Free onsite parking at TKAT Centre.
-Opportunity to benefit from enhanced rates from Benenden Healthcare.
-Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible.
-Support line to assist with your wellbeing at work.
-Travel/overnight expenses at TKAT rates.
-Free eye tests at Specsavers.
-The option to join our employee discount scheme.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications.

If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

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Trust type
Multi-academy trust
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About The Kemnal Academies Trust

TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust) is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family.

Our ultimate aim is to ensure we drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all.

Our leaders focus on pupil progress and attainment, and regularly share knowledge, insight and experience. We believe passionately in the power of collaborative working and actively promote school-to-school support.

Our pupils are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to inspire learners and change lives as a result our exceptional educational provision.

Head office location

Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, DA14 5AA

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