Head of Estates and Services, Northamptonshire

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Wootton Park SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa 40,000 (point 44)
Contract term: Permanent

About Us

Wootton Park School (WPS) opened in 2016 with two Reception and four Year 7 classes. We continue to grow exponentially year on year until the school is at full capacity with 1260 learners in 2022. 

Currently housed in a first rate, bespoke modular building, due to be extended in June 2019, we will move into our £20 million state-of-the-art permanent school building in 2020. 

WPS offers a first-rate and unique learning environment, ensuring high levels of academic achievement and personal development for all, while promoting the value of public service and building a stronger society. As an all-through (4-19) school, we believe this brings a significant number of benefits to learners and staff, and we seek staff who share this vision with us. 

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Estates and Services to lead a team of 11 staff members and to advise on estates strategy, manage all aspects of the School's properties and services including upkeep, care, maintenance, security, catering, health and safety and facilities management in line with statutory and regulatory requirements. 

This position will be required to maintain refurbishments and other building advancements in terms of bidding, developing and procuring and to act as the School representative with suppliers to the estate, profession advisers (buildings) and contractors. 

The position is a full-time all year round post, hours of work are flexible - some work outside core hours will be required. 

What We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate will be totally committed to securing the best outcomes for all our school and its learners and will ‘go the extra mile’ to do this. 

You must be a proactive and strong problem solver, resilient, committed to high standards, maintain a positive attitude, possess excellent communication skills and have a proven record of managing change and an ability to make things happen.

A strong background in project management is essential. 

Our quest for excellence, must also be combined with our unwavering commitment to care and support. Therefore, anyone seeking appointment to this role must demonstrate warmth, humour, resilience, and above all, emotional intelligence in order to uphold the values of our school.    

If you are inspired by this exceptional opportunity to join our exciting journey to excellence, we want to hear from you!

What We Can Offer You

- An opportunity to innovate

- A staff well-being programme

- Highly engaged work colleagues

- Exemplary learner behaviour and engagement

How to Apply

An initial discussion and a school site visit and discussion about the future plans of the School is welcomed.

Applications will be accepted via TES only, CVs will not be accepted. 

References will be applied for at the shortlisting stage. 

Application closing date 25th February 2019.

Interviews will be held the week following.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy before the application closing deadline on receipt of sufficient applications. 

Other Information

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

WPS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

For further information on our School please either go to the school website http://www.woottonparkschool.org.uk or email hrservices@woottonparkschool.org.uk.

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More about Wootton Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Wootton Hall Park, Wootton, Northamptonshire, NN4 0JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 931139
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