Estates and Facilities Manager, Birmingham

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King Edward's SchoolBirmingham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 13 (£41,982 - £44,107) plus benefits. Accommodation available
Contract term: Permanent

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are seeking to appoint an Estates and Facilities Manager to take responsibility for the maintenance and safety of buildings and specialist facilities, situated on the shared site in Edgbaston, Birmingham. 

The role requires a dynamic manager, with strong communication skills and high levels of technical awareness, experienced at managing multi-disciplinary teams of internal maintenance operatives, tradesmen and external contractors to ensure a first class maintenance service is delivered and that improvement projects are completed to specification, on time and within budget.

The successful candidate should also have demonstrable experience of working with a range of stakeholders. Experience of working in an educational setting is desirable, but not essential for the role.

The Estates and Facilities Manager will report to the Schools’ Bursar, but will also have direct liaison with the Senior Leadership Teams in both Schools. 

This position is physically demanding and involves accessing scaffolds, roofs, lifting and carrying (occasionally up and down stairs), moving furniture, and carrying cleaning products and equipment. Therefore, it is essential that the successful applicant has excellent health. This role may also on occasion require the post holder to assist with their team to carry out manual handling tasks.

Terms and conditions 

Job title: Facilities Manager

Reporting to: Bursar

Salary: Grade 13 (£41,982 - £44,107) plus benefits. Accommodation available. 

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Type of position: Permanent, all year round

Holidays: 22 days holiday a year, 8 bank holidays and 4 concessionary days

Benefits: School fee discount, defined contribution pension, lunch in term time, free parking, (a house on site is available)

Start date: September 2018

The post holder will be required to work 37 hours per week. This may include weekend working, as well as a requirement for the post holder occasionally to be available to work on Closed Days and Public Holidays to meet the needs of the Schools, specifically including special events in the school calendar such as Open Events and Speech Days which fall at evenings and weekends. 

How to apply

To apply for this role, forward a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (available for download at: and a covering letter outlining why you feel that your skills and experience would equip you to take on this role, by email to: 

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 25th June 2018. 

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 2nd July 2018.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact
    Zoe Robinson, Bursar, by email: 

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.




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More about King Edward's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 472 1672
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King Edward’s School is an independent boys’ secondary school with sixth form, located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. There are approximately 850 pupils aged 11-18. The school shares its site with King Edward VI High School for Girls – the schools are sep...