Estates Manager - Primary Academies, Croydon

Closing date:New this week

Harris FederationCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: January / February 2020 - Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £35,000 Based on experience and expertise + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an experienced estates manager to join our central team in the newly created role as Estates Manager for our primary academies. This is a new and exciting role created due to the growing number of primary academies within the Federation, and the successful applicant will join a small specialist team and play a key role in our central estates management, leading on all aspects of facilities and property management across a cluster of existing and new Primary academies.

Your opportunity

Reporting to the Estates Manager, you will lead on all aspects of site and building management across our primary academies, providing support to academy site managers in relation to upkeep, care, maintenance and health and safety of academies sites. The role will support Principals and academy site managers on all staff issues including recruitment, performance management and training.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.       

What we are looking for

We are looking for an individual with experience and a genuine interest in school premises management. With knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and requirements, the postholder will need to possess general maintenance experience and the ability to deal with external contractors. This role would likely an individual with:

  • Experience of successfully managing premises staff, preferably within an educational establishment.
  • Good communication skills, be able to work well within a team and be prepared to deal with occasional emergencies occurring outside normal working hours. 
  • Ability to monitor and report on structural faults/repairs

Whilst experience is important we are looking for someone who is motivated and keen to learn and develop their skills and experience. Training can be provided for any gaps in knowledge.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
  • Performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

About the Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is paramount to what we do. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation, which is why we have continuously set out to transform standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining us. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.  Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.    

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.  


Applications will be reviewed as and when received and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact 

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

More about Harris Federation
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 253 7777
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The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit educational charity with almost 25 years of education experience in and around London. Our primary, secondary, all-through and sixth form academies have an international reputation for delivering a step chang...