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Lead Estates Project Manager

Leigh Academies TrustMedway

About the role: The LAT Estates team is looking to appoint an outstanding individual to join its Central Estates team and lead on the planning, and delivery of all capital and maintenance projects across its 32 academies. Consequently it is seeking to appoint a Lead Estates Project Manager to join the team in October 2021.


The Lead Estates Project Manager will play a key role, alongside colleagues from the wider Estates team ensuring each academy is maintained and developed to support the trust\'s educational vision. They will work across the estate on the delivery of projects focussing on capital works across a wide spectrum of deliverables from refurbishments, space repurposing, lifecycle replacement of building services, roof replacements, extensions and new build projects.


Key responsibilities include the following: 

  • Capital work delivery - Deliver the LAT capital work programme as directed by the Deputy Estates Director from concept to completion 
  • Condition survey management - Support the Deputy Director in the specifying and delivery of Academy condition surveys 
  • Technical support - Responsible for technical advice to the central team and Cluster Estates Managers on building fabric & civil engineering maintenance and repair requirements 
  • Bid writing - Identify and bid for funding to develop and improve the academy buildings and infrastructure

This is a full time, permanent opportunity offering a salary circa £50,000 per annum, commensurate with experience.


Application closing date: Wednesday 8th September 2021

Candidates should be available for interview all day on Wednesday 15th September 2021


Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document. 


As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.


Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.


All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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