The masterplan is produced by a working party comprising a number of Governors, Trustees of Sevenoaks School Foundation and senior staff including the Head, Bursar and Director of Property.
The scheduling and sequencing of the projects in the masterplan and large maintenance/refurbishment projects is agreed by the governing body, with advice from the Bursar and the Director of Finance. It is the responsibility of the Capital Projects Manager to manage the planning and execution of masterplan projects that have been given the green light by the governing body to proceed. In doing so the Capital Projects Manager will work closely with the Bursar.
If and when time allows outside of progressing masterplan projects, the post holder will also support the work of the Estates department by taking on the management of one or more of the larger maintenance or refurbishment projects. The post is advertised due to the upcoming retirement of the current post-holder, who previously served the school as Bursar.
• Take over from the Bursar the management of the project to build the £10m new boys boarding house, which is due for occupation in August 2019.
• Take the lead in the post-project processes for the Science & Technology and Global Study Centre (the building which will be completed in the summer of 2018).
• In forthcoming capital projects, and working closely with the Bursar, undertake work connected with the selection and appointment of the architect and other members of the design team, and maintain excellent relationships with those appointed. This task would include the preparation of deeds of appointment, with the necessary support of the school’s legal advisors.
Contract and Salary
This is a full-time all-year round role based on 40 hours per week. Note that it will sometimes be necessary to undertake work outside of normal hours to help monitor extended or unusual activities on site (e.g. the early delivery of a crane to site), or to meet project or reporting deadlines. A competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful candidate.
For full details please download the attached job description.