Head of Estates and Facilities

£40,000 - £45,000

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Rob Cullum
020 3962 9900

Rob joined our estates and facilities management team in 2018 to head up our further education specialism where he will be managing the full range of interim, permanent and search appointments. Rob brings over 15 years’ recruitment experience in managing and delivering collaborati


Job Description

REF: 15630
Posted: 12 October 2020
Closes: 01 November 2020

CHAT Academies is a family of 5 mixed-age schools based across London, providing a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for its 2,500+ students to learn and thrive. CHAT Academies is a progressive trust at the heart of the community with the sole purpose of running local schools to help to give children in their area an enriching and inspiring educational experience, where they can thrive both academically and socially.

As one of London’s fastest growing multi-academy trusts, CHAT Academies are looking to appoint a forward thinking, dynamic Head of Estates and Facilities who will work across all academy sites and play a key role in the academies expansion plans. Working in partnership with the trust’s leadership team, the Head of Estates and Facilities will have the responsibility of ensuring that all the schools are safe, secure, accessible and welcoming for visitors and members of staff, as well as making sure the environments are at the highest quality so that students and the trust can develop and achieve their potential.

As well as being responsible for all buildings and premises within the Trust, the Head of Estates and Facilities will lead on Health and Safety, which includes the security and welfare of its students, staff, and visitors. This is an exciting time within the Trust as there are plans for further expansion, and this position plays a key role. The Head of Estates and Facilities will develop, implement and lead on a MAT-wide estates development strategy, managing and planning key maintenance and all capital works across the estate – including the tendering, letting, implementation, and snagging of all projects, and the management of contracts and contractors alike.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate a strong working background within estates and facilities, coupled with the experience of leading on projects and working to strict financial and time-sensitive deadlines. The person will be an outstanding communicator with excellent people skills, someone who can develop, motivate, and lead a team, build relationships with staff and external companies, and really drive and embody the visions and values of the Trust. Holding relevant professional accreditation within facilities and estates is essential, along with IOSH/NEBOSH certification. However, showing a willingness to learn or undertake training is a highly desirable quality.

For a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Rob Cullum of The Management Recruitment Group at or on 07973 193 785. The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

Closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 1st November 2020.

The Management Recruitment Group aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you, please browse the other vacancies on our website. We also welcome speculative applications.

CHAT Academies - Head of Estates and Facilities