Estates Manager

£45,000 - £50,000

UK / Greater London

Real Estate, Asset & Property Management / Estates & Facilities Management



Ben Duffill
020 3962 9900

Specialising solely in recruitment management consultancy at middle to senior and executive management level, Ben has successfully planned and executed recruitment campaigns across the higher education, scientific research, local and central government, NHS, public landmark attractions,


Job Description

REF: 16078
Posted: 28 May 2021
Closes: 30 June 2021

Estates Manager (3 posts)

c. £45,000 to £50,000 plus excellent benefits

London, with travel

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. As part of our continued investment into providing the best possible estate provision to our schools, we are seeking to appoint three Estates Managers to strengthen the team.

Reporting to the Head of Estate Management, the Estates Managers will play a leading role in the provision of high-quality, customer-focused estate management provision across the GDST portfolio. Working across a designated portfolio of schools, the Estates Managers will act as the estate business partner and trusted advisor to each of the schools within their portfolio whilst leading on the planning and delivery of estate investment programmes including refurbishment, long-term maintenance and compliance projects.

We are seeking an individual with significant experience of leading refurbishment and strategic maintenance programmes across a diverse multi-site estate portfolio. You will have a highly customer-focused mindset, with high levels of enthusiasm and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Experience of working across a broad range of property types would be advantageous, as in this role you will get the chance to work across a diverse portfolio of buildings, from state of the art new facilities to listed and historic buildings, supporting activities spanning student experience, teaching, sport, the arts, recreation and events.

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

For more information, including the Candidate Brochure, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 20th June 2021.

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.

GDST - Estate Manager