Estates Manager, Kent

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Brook Learning Trust (BLT)Kent

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Start date: January / February 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £33,000 - £39,000
Contract term: Permanent

JOB TITLE: Estates Manager

RESPONSIBLE TO: Finance Director

HOURS: Full time, 37 hours per week, 27 days annual leave

SALARY: Kent Range 10, Points 33-39 (£33,082 - £38,913) 

LOCATION: Brook Learning Trust, Kent (Office base to be agreed)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 16th December 2019 at 10:00am

Suitable candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.

The Role

The Brook Learning Trust is looking for an Estates Manager to lead the strategic estate and facilities management for our three Academies, and provide advice and guidance to the central executive team and academy Principals.

You will have responsibility for the safe and efficient management and operation of all Trust estates, including security, health and safety, upkeep, care, and maintenance, in line with statutory and regulatory requirements. 

You will be responsible for all budgets relating to premises management across the Trust, and a key part of your role will be to drive improvement in all aspects of Estate Service. You will also manage refurbishment, expansion and other building advancements in terms of bidding, developing, procuring and implementing building projects

You will also oversee the management of the PFI contract at one of our Academies, and have line management responsibility for site managers at our two non-PFI academies. 

For a full list of key responsibilities and requirements, please read the attached job description and person specification. 

The Brook Learning Trust Academies

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have three schools in our family of academies: The High Weald Academy based in Cranbrook, The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge, and the Ebsfleet Academy in Swanscombe.

As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Brook Learning Trust as the Estates Manager, where you will play a key role in supporting our schools in their aim to become the school of choice in their local area.

Our central Trust team is based at The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook. The office base for this role will be agreed with the successful post holder, however there will be a requirement to regularly and frequently visit all trust sites to meet operational requirement.

The role attracts excellent employee benefits including reduced gym membership, employee assistance programme, free on-site parking and membership of the local government pension scheme. 

How to Apply

Please use the TES Quick Apply button and complete the form no later than 10:100 am on Monday 16 December. You should be able to demonstrate  ability to meet the key responsibilities and requirements set out within the attached  job description and person specification.  

Alternatively you can download and complete a Brook Learning Trust Support Staff Application form that can be found at

Please email the completed form to by the closing date of 10:am on Monday 16 December 2019

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment.  All post are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

More about Brook Learning Trust (BLT)
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o The High Weald Academy, Angley Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2PJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1580 712 754