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Estates Project Manager

Leigh Academies TrustMedway

Leigh Academies Trust has a brand new opportunity available and are seeking to appoint an experienced Estates Project Manager, joining the team from March 2021. Due to the growth and expansion of the team, the position of Estates Project Manager will work across the estate on the delivery of projects focussing on capital work and supporting the work of the Estates Services Team. The successful candidate will have varied responsibilities including;

  • Capital building works including programme and budgetary management
  • Technical support and management assistance with the FM Maintenance contracts.
  • Health, safety and regulatory compliance
  • Premises management and development
  • Offering technical support to the wider Estates team
  • Ensuring each academy is maintained to a standard fit for purpose and that buildings adhere to statutory compliance regulations.

The ideal candidate will have a building surveying or related qualification and prior experience of working in a similar role.

For a full list of responsibilities and the person specification, please refer to the job description attached to the bottom of this page.

Remuneration: This position offers a starting salary of £41,291 per annum, rising to £45,446 subject to successful performance management, plus 25 days annual leave + bank holidays.

Advert closing date: Monday 18th January 2021

Application shortlisting date: Wednesday 20th January 2021

Interview date: To be conducted on Wednesday 27th January 2021.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in further detail, please contact Sue Crocker (Estates Director) on If you require further information on submitting an application, please contact the Talent Team on

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our  Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.  This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments.  Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team -

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.


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