Estates Facilities Manager, Highgate,North London

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Highgate SchoolHighgate,North London
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa £50,000 - £55,000 p.a. depending on qualifications, skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent

The role requires a proactive, flexible manager experienced at managing multi-disciplinary teams of tradesmen in delivering a cost effective and efficient repairs service using the latest techniques and technology across a diverse selection of property types on a fully occupied campus style estate.

 The core team of directly employed tradesmen is supported by an external supply chain of building contractors and services engineers engaged to deliver small to medium sized refurbishment projects and carry out the statutory testing of critical building services assets. The candidate must be able to demonstrate experience of robust and productive management of this type of resource ensuring value for money is achieved, programs are adhered to, the outcomes of statutory testing is readily evidenced and that follow up recommendations are implemented.

In conjunction with the Estates Director and the Estates Team Administrator the candidate will also lead on the introduction of a Computer Aided Facilities Management system currently under review by the Department to assist in the management of its statutory compliance obligations. This will include module design and scope definition, data migration, testing, soft roll out, launch and on-going maintenance. There will be a need to cooperate and liaise with other stakeholders in the School to ensure their needs are captured throughout the procurement, delivery and mobilisation phases of system implementation.

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Closing date is midday on 04 February 2018 but applications will be considered on receipt


Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, our Founder, was granted Letters Patent to found ‘a grammar school…for good education and instruction’. Today Highgate is a flourishing coeducational independent school which includes the Senior School for pupils aged 11-18; the Junior School for pupils aged 7-11 and the Pre-Preparatory School for pupils aged 3-7. There are currently in the region of 1,700 pupils at Highgate and the School employs approximately 550 full-time or part-time teaching and support staff.

The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.

Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.

Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

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