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Head of Estates and Facilities

£65,000 - £75,000

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Rob Cullum
020 3962 9900

  MRG’s Education Practice specialises in the full spectrum of senior non-academic leadership appointments both internationally and in the UK.  Working across a wide range of schools and colleges encompassing independent, further education, multi-academy trusts and maint


Job Description

REF: 16076
Posted: 01 June 2021
Closes: 05 September 2021

Ark Schools

Head of Estates and Facilities

£70,000 - £80,000 per annum (plus excellent benefits)

The Management Recruitment Group are delighted to be partnering with Ark to appoint their new Head of Estates and Facilities to play a pivotal role in the overall development and management of the Ark estate, and to lead on both operational and strategic facilities planning across the organisation.

Ark is an education charity that exists to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life. From working with just one school, Ark has since grown into a network of 38 schools in four geographical regions in the UK - and is now recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country.

Ark are now looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Head of Estates and Facilities to oversee the management and development of the Ark estate, and lead the team, focusing on the development of the three-year strategic priorities to ensure that the service to Ark schools is exceptional. The Head of Estates will have full oversight of the capital developments of the estate, including a focus on sustainability projects, efficiency standards and modernisations to services. The Head of Estates and Facilities will also have full responsibility of all health and safety and compliance aspects for the Ark estate, ensuring all documentation is kept up to date against both regulatory and statutory requirements and effective reporting is undertaken and delivered. They will be accountable and responsible for planning, implementation, procurement, and delivery of a high-quality services across the whole estate. The Head of Estates and Facilities will ensure that robust plans are in place to ensure that school buildings continue to be high-quality and inspiring to Ark staff, students and visitors.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate a strong working background of leading an estates and facilities function across a comparable size, high footfall, and live estate that has similar characteristics of those found at Ark. This experience will need to be coupled with a strong knowledge and capability of planning, implementation, and delivery of strategic and operational initiatives. Ark are very proud of their values and visions, and are very people orientated – the successful candidate will need to embody this, and have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. These core skills are essential for the new Head of Estates and Facilities to be a success in this wonderful opportunity.

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 5th September 2021.

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.