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Head of Estates Operations

£60,037 - £65,603

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: 15824
Posted: 05 February 2021
Closes: 28 February 2021

London & South East Education Group was formed in 2018, encompassing our College (with its eight campuses), multi-academy trust (with its seven schools) and two apprenticeship companies. This new over-arching organisation reflects our growth since merger and position as the leading educational provider in South East London.

We serve over 13,000 learners across a growing school and further education estate, ensuring over 75,000sqm of space is open, operational safe and compliant, whilst delivering capital reinvestment and renewal projects currently running at over £50m. We are rationalising our estate….we are building whole new colleges….we are driving environmental sustainability…..and we are of course maximising our income to reinvest in our existing buildings through a long-term masterplan lens – it’s an exciting time! We are on a journey of transforming our Estate team to support our ambitious plans and as part of this investment are seeking to appoint a Head of Estates Operations.

As part of a newly expanded team, the Head of Estates Operations will report to the Group Director of Estates and will take lead responsibility for the high-quality provision of a broad range of estates and facilities management functions, delivered through internal teams as well as external contracts and delivery partners. The broad remit includes estates maintenance, grounds management, cleaning, security and reprographics across a growing portfolio of 8 college sites and 11 school sites.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of leading a customer-focused estates and facilities operations function across a large, complex multi-functional estate portfolio. You will have a track record of implementing performance improvement and change programmes to drive a consistently high-quality facilities operations provision. The role calls for an individual with excellent leadership and stakeholder management skills, and who is highly motivated, positive and resilient.

LASEEG values its staff and offers a positive, flexible and inclusive working environment together with a compelling overall package including progressive pay bands, a generous pension scheme (LGPS), remarkable annual leave entitlement (43 days annual leave plus public holidays and Christmas closure) and support with training and development. To learn more please visit our candidate brochure at

For a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor Rob Cullum ( / 07973193785) at The Management Recruitment Group. Applications should consist of a CV and should be sent to

Closing date for applications is 28th February 2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 15th March 2021.

London South East Education Group actively welcomes individuals from all backgrounds to be a part of our cohesive community of teaching, learning and working.

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