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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible.

  • Closing date

    6 October 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    15 August 2022

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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PO1 point 27 - 30.

Projects and Estates Manager job summary

Appointment of Projects and Estates Manager within Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust – A strategic role in the Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust which operates across multiple sites.

Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust was officially formed in February 2018 and is an ambitious and growing trust, in the process of expanding, which currently has four primary schools: Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School, Pudsey Waterloo Primary School, Calverley Parkside Primary School and Armley Park Primary School.

Since forming, Owlcotes MAT has specialised in developing effective collaboration within its family of schools, providing school-to-school support and creating a multi academy trust focused on developing close, supportive and lasting partnerships.

We are now at the next stage of development and expansion and are looking for a highly motivated, creative and innovative person to provide strategic oversight of school estates and to manage estate improvement projects to enable us to develop and fully implement the Trust’s Strategic Plan.

The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO, CFO, Headteachers and site staff to drive capital and refurbishment programmes and be responsible for the Trust estates vision. You will lead on health and safety across the Trust, you will also have management responsibilities for Every, which is the software that drives compliance across our schools.

Ideally you will have experience of site management in an educational and/or a multi-site environment, but more importantly you will have the health and safety knowledge and awareness, a keen interest in schools, experience in managing projects, and the flexibility and determination to make a real difference to our Trust.

Your remit will include:

  • Managing the Trust’s Estate including premises improvements;
  • Ensuring health, safety and security, in line with best practice;
  • Support the CFO in procurement and monitoring of premises-based contracts;
  • Identifying opportunities to secure funding for building projects and enhancement of learning environments;
  • Project management of school refurbishment and building improvement work.

Ideally you will hold a recognised health and safety qualification and you must have a current driving licence and the use of a vehicle.

We need a committed team member with excellent organisational skills – with the ability to work independently, manage time effectively and prioritise workload with high levels of drive and resilience.

Adverts and job descriptions can never provide the full information to candidates and so visits to Owlcotes MAT, to meet the central team and further discuss this unique and exciting role are encouraged. Visits can be arranged at various times during the weeks commencing 19th September, 26th September, and 3rd October 2022. To arrange a visit please contact Joe Wilson: j.wilson@owlcotesmat.org.

Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment and will abide by Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust’s policies and procedures.

The deadline for applications for this role is the end of the working day on Thursday 6th October 2022. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th October 2022.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please see the job description and application form attached to this advert. Please submit completed application forms to recruitment@owlcotesmat.org.

Commitment to safeguarding

Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All adults in school, whether paid staff or a volunteer, have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All adults in our schools must abide by Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust policies and procedure and each school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policy. All successful employment candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
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About Owlcotes Multi Academy Trust

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Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust was established in March 2018 and is currently based in Leeds. We work together, sharing a common purpose of providing an excellent education for all pupils across the Trust and improving outcomes for them.

Owlcotes is committed to developing inclusive schools and to providing high-quality education for all children within our local communities by inspiring innovation, creativity and aspiration through an enriched curriculum.

In Owlcotes' first 4 and a half years, we grew in scale, from two founding schools to four currently, in confidence, and in financial sustainability. All Owlcotes schools have improved in relation to their starting points on conversion. We aim to look to the future and build on our success so far.

The CEO of Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust is Lesley West, Executive Headteacher of Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School. Pudsey Primrose Hill an outstanding school and Lesley has a proven track record of working collaboratively with other schools as part of her role as a National Leader of Education.

Arranging a visit to Owlcotes Multi Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.wilson@owlcotesmat.org.

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