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Head of Estates Operations

£52,000 - £58,000

UK / South West

Estates & Facilities Management



Rob Cullum
07973 193 785

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 maintained schools.&nb


Job Description

REF: 16825
Posted: 04 April 2022
Closes: 24 April 2022

Head of Estates Operations

£52,000 to £58,000 per annum (plus excellent benefits)

The Management Recruitment Group are delighted to be partnering with Yeovil College to appoint their new Head of Estates Operations to lead the development of the estates and facilities function across the college.

Having served the local community for over 130 years, Yeovil College has been at the forefront of providing an outstanding educational environment for its 4500 full and part time students. It is an exciting time in the college’s history with the announcement of additional funding which in turn has allowed the college to redevelop its campus. With ambitious plans in place, the college plans to invest over £30m into the campus over the coming years, to renovate, redevelop and replace buildings on its site and create a best-in-class learning environment for their students for many decades to come.

The Head of Estates Operations is a new position created within the college. As part of the College Management Team, you will be tasked with taking strategic and operational responsibility for the estates and facilities function across the college site, including the design and implementation of an ambitious estate’s masterplan. You will lead and influence a team of dedicated professionals to ensure that a best-in-class service is delivered as well as ensuring that regulatory compliance is achieved across the board. You will use your commercial acumen to identify additional revenue streams for the college and use your outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to build high-profile relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Your eye for detail and excellent project management skills will enable to you take the lead on estates and facilities programmes, ensuring that key targets are hit, and deadlines are achieved.

The successful candidate will have a strong and proven track record of leading an estates and facilities function across a comparable, live, high-footfall site. You will have the experience of delivering not only operational projects, but also the conception, implementation and delivery of strategic plans and processes – demonstrating outstanding project management and delivery skills. Your communication skills will be world-class, and you will have strong leadership skills but also be personable and focused on developing people. Experience of identifying and implementing funding streams within an education establishment is desirable but not essential, however having a strong commercial acumen and high levels of credibility is a must.

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 24th April 2022.

1st round interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 2nd May 2022.

The Management Recruitment Group and Yeovil College 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.