Deputy Estates Director

  • Circa £60,000 per annum, commensurate with experience + performance bonus
  • Strood, Kent
  • The Leigh Academies Trust

Leigh Academies Trust has a rare and exciting management opportunity within our central Estates Team. Due to the promotion of the current post holder, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Estates Director; reporting directly to the Estates Director for the Trust, you will be responsible for leading on the strategic estate and facilities management across the LAT portfolio. You will deputise for the Estates Director, provide leadership support across the Estates function and will provide advice and guidance to the central Estates Team. This is a great opportunity which offers career development, the chance to be part of a growing organisation and the chance to work with highly skilled specialists.

The remuneration offered is circa £60,000 per annum (commensurate with experience), plus performance bonus and 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays which increases based on length of service.

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th January 2021 (noon). All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Shortlisting will be carried out on Wednesday 20th January and candidates will be notified straight away afterwards.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 28th January 2021. If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact the recruitment team at - [email protected]

For further information and to discuss the role informally with our Estates Director (Designate), Phil Whittall, please contact [email protected] to arrange a phone call or meeting. We would encourage all candidates to do this before applying.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021 - Leigh Academy Rainham. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - [email protected]

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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