Head of PMO

  • £80,000 - £80,000
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 17183

Head of PMO

c. £80,000 plus excellent benefits


The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the UK’s leading family of independent girls’ schools. We educate approximately 19,000 pupils across 23 GDST schools and 2 academies throughout England and Wales. With an annual turnover in excess of £200m, the GDST employs 3,500 staff across the schools and at the Trust Office based in Victoria, Central London.

The Estates Team acts on behalf of the Trust to manage all property related matters to ensure the Trust’s interests and its Estate are developed and maintained to agreed standards. 

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Head of PMO will act as the lead commercial expert within the Estates Directorate with regards to capital investment, including new development, maintenance and sustainability projects and programmes across the Estate portfolio.  Key aspects of the role include leading on reporting on estates activities; contract procurement and supply chain management; cost planning and forecasting; and strategic scheduling across a diverse range of projects and programmes.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a programme and commercial management role ensuring governance and assurance as well as risk management across a project and estate management environment.  You will have strong reporting & presentation skills and experience of procurement and supply chain management in the construction and estates industry.

The role calls for an individual with a proactive and highly motivated disposition and who will embrace the exciting challenge of leading a Programme Management Office across a diverse estate management function. You will be a collaborative team player who works positively to integrate systems and processes across the Estates team whilst interfacing with Trust stakeholders.

The GDST offers a range of excellent benefits including generous pension and annual leave entitlements, significant fee remission, a range of health, wellbeing, professional development and financial benefits together with a flexible, progressive and inspiring working environment.

The candidate brochure can be viewed at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/45691/

For more information please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgpeople.co.uk / 07976 125 010) or Nick Coppard (nicholas.coppard@mrgpeople.co.uk / 07896 079 495) at MRG.

Closing date for applications is 4th September 2022.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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