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Estate Manager

Northampton School for BoysNorthamptonshire

Estate Manager

Northampton School for Boys is a heavily over-subscribed Academy for boys aged 11-18, with a mixed Sixth Form.  There are presently 1610 students on roll, of which 496 are in the Sixth Form (including 156 girls). The school runs a thriving Teacher Training Programme as well as being a strategic and delivery partner for the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub. All aspects of the school were graded as outstanding in its latest Ofsted inspection. The school has an exceptional reputation for the breadth and depth of its extra-curricular programme and was recently ranked by a leading publication as the number one State School for Sport in Great Britain, based on competitive results. NSB enjoys similar national reputational success in dance, drama and music. The NSB Trust has also been awarded a new Free School (11-16) in Northampton by the Department for Education which is currently going through local council planning.

A vacancy has arisen for an energetic, practical skilled person to join NSB to lead a high achieving Estate Team. The team comprises of an Estate Manager, a Deputy Estate Manager and three site attendants. Some evening or weekend work may be required depending on the needs of the school. 

The school sits within a fantastic Estate and benefits from outstanding accommodation due largely to the generosity of donations received from former students to the school most notably Sir Humphrey Cripps. This includes the state-of-the-art Cripps Theatre and the Edward Cripps Human Performance Centre, comprising of a 25m swimming pool and a fantastic Dance Studio and fitness suite. The upkeep of the extensive grounds is contracted out under the direction and oversight of the Estate Manager.

The school is immensely proud of its heritage and accommodation and as such this is a hugely important position in the school. Facility and people management, value for money contracting of external services and a ‘hands on’ and proactive attitude are key elements to being successful in this post. The position also entails working closely with other managers within the school, the school’s external Health & Safety consultant and the Estate, Health and Safety Committee of the Governing Body.

Prior experience of successfully managing facilities within the Education Sector would be desirable, however we welcome applications from other candidates with suitable experience in a Facilities Management role or who believe that they are ready to step up. There will be an expectation that the successful applicant will hold or will complete a NEBOSH or equivalent qualification on appointment. There may, in the future, be NSB trust wide opportunities for the successful applicant in Estate Management following successful completion of the Free School project.

Hours:       Full Time Permanent 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary:       Points 29 to 36 of the NSB Support Staff pay range- £32,910 to £39,880pa

(starting point in range will be negotiated at interview)

Start Date: On appointment following any due notice and subject to satisfactory clearances

Application packs and further information are available in the vacancies section of our website at or contact 01604 230240. 

Closing Date:  Thursday 9th December, 12 noon

Interviews: Thursday 16th December

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.

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