This job expired on 15 March 2024

  • Job start date

    1 May 2024

  • Closing date

    15 March 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    25 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£44,428 - £49,498 (NJC SCP 36 to 41)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for:

  • A professional with substantial estates management and facilities background/health and safety qualification, plus significant experience of running a multi-site operation
  • Ideally someone with experience working in the education sector
  • A degree or equivalent experience in Building/Building Services or Facilities Management is desirable
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, managing, influencing, guiding, and mentoring to achieve and deliver the required strategies
  • Experience of line managing and leading a team

You will work in partnership with Headteachers, School Business Managers and Site staff in each of our academies. You will have the ability to drive refurbishment and capital programmes and be responsible for the Trust Estates Management Plan that incorporates the above. Additionally, you will support School Business Managers and Site staff in all aspects of property upkeep, maintenance, compliance, security and health and safety.

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, business acumen, flexibility and determination to make a real difference to our Trust.

You will support the Chief Finance Officer in procurement and monitoring of premises-based contacts. As we secure the need and funding for premises and building improvements, you will project manage this work and we will look to you to identify opportunities to secure funding for other initiatives going forward.

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

If you are seeking a fresh challenge, enjoy variety in your role and are looking for an opportunity to make a difference, we would welcome your application.

Please contact Mark Randall, CEO, if you would like further information about the role: mark.randall@enhanceacad.org.uk

What the school offers its staff

Enhance Academy Trust is a growing Church of England MAT based in Wakefield and Kirklees. We currently have thirteen Primary academies and a Post 16 Creative and Performing Arts free school within the Trust. This newly created specialist role will join our Central Team and be the main point of contact for all estate matters across the Trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

Enhance Academy Trust has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all.

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About Enhance Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

Enhance Academy Trust is a Church of England Multi-Academy Trust comprising of thirteen primary schools located across Wakefield and Kirklees and a post 16 performing arts free school.

The Trust works very closely with its academies and encourages them to help each other whilst at the same time allowing them a reasonable amount of autonomy. It has kept to this model whilst expanding and wants to continue to follow similar principles in the future.

Our vision is to deliver improved educational outcomes and learning skills to enable our young people to live well in the world around them. We also aim to allow our academy leaders and staff to develop the individual character of our academies so they can best serve their local communities.

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