Head of Estates

Northampton CollegeNorthamptonshire

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: In the range of £44,796 - £49,430 per annum (Dependent on skills, experience and qualifications)

Reporting to: Director of Finance & Corporate Affairs

Primary Location: Northampton, Booth Lane Campus

Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 22 September 2021

Interview Date: Monday 4 October 2021


About Northampton College

Northampton College is proud, as the leading provider of further education in the South East Midlands region, to have been ranked, in the 2018/2019 National Achievement Rates Tables (NART), as 7th out of more than 200 colleges for 16 to 18-year old education and training.  As a College, who have been rated by Ofsted as ‘good’ with outstanding features, we are committed to developing the professional and technical skills of our students, who are the workforce and leaders of the future.

The College has a culture of high expectations and high achievement, with 95% of students passing their qualifications and 94% progressing into employment or further study.  The expertise, professionalism, and commitment of all our staff is critical to the students’ and College’s success as we strive for excellence in everything we do and our ambition to be an outstanding College.    


The age range of buildings date from the early 1992 to 2021 and are highly technical embodying the latest Mechanical and Electrical equipment including BMS controls systems, Air Handling Units, Fan coil units and Chiller systems. We have up to date energy saving fittings and are very proactive saving and efficiently using energy.


The Team

The Estates Team are very proud to support Northampton College’s culture of high standards and are carefully structured to give our students and staff an outstanding working and learning environment. We are a professional committed workforce who focus on high quality in everything we do. We are a friendly team who believe in the college values and supporting our colleagues and all users of the College.

The Role

The primary focus of this role is to provide leadership and management of the Estates Team, ensuring the highest standards of professional practice and conduct and establishing effective service delivery.


The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualities will include:

  • Building Trade Qualification (level 2)
  • A good all-round knowledge of building systems and maintenance
  • Ability to identify issues and corrective solutions
  • Proven Management skills
  • A self-starter with attention to quality and detail 
  • Flexible in working requirements 
  • Able to multi-task


Rewards and Benefits include

  • 43 days annual leave, comprising 32 personal days, pro rata (1 September – 31 August), including 8 bank holidays and 3 closure days. The College reserves the right to designate up to 3 closure days per holiday year 
  • Discounts through membership of the NUS, ranging from Student Prime (Amazon), to eating out, fashion, beauty, entertainment, technology and travel
  • Eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined contribution scheme including an employer contribution rate of 18.6%)
  • Access to continued professional development
  • Free car parking
  • Gym facilities
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Support Helpline 
  • Enhanced maternity/shared parental and paternity schemes
  • Paid Compassionate Leave - up to five working days paid absence (in a rolling twelve-month period) on compassionate grounds in the event of bereavement or serious illness of a close relative) 

If you would like to be a part of our successful team please go to https://www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk/working-for-us.html for further details on how to apply. 


Job share will be considered for this post 

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check



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