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Trust Facilities Manager

Contract type: Permanent, Full Time 37 hours per week (full time), full year


Location: Based at The Kingsway School with travel to other Trust schools required.


Required from: Immediate start


Salary:  Scale 5 NJC Band MB4, points 34 – 40,  £40,478 – £46,549


Closing date : Thursday 9th February 2023 (5pm)

Interview date : Tuesday 14th February 2023


Education Learning Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, educating over 3500 pupils from age 2 to 16 in the Greater Manchester area.  We are very proud of our inclusive ethos to Collaborate, Empower and Achieve and provide over 450 employees with an inspiring and innovative place to work, with exceptional training and development opportunities. 

As a Trust employee you will receive excellent benefits including a highly competitive salary, well-regarded pension scheme, fantastic career development opportunities and support for your health and wellbeing with our award-winning employee assistance programme.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and ambitious individual who has an excellent work ethic to join our central team as Trust Facilities Manager.  We are a growing multi-academy trust that can offer the right person the opportunity to develop professionally in a supportive environment.  Based at The Kingsway School in Cheadle, you will be required to work across various school locations.  

The role is key to ensuring that the MAT is making the best use of its building resources and is compliant with all relevant health and safety and other facilities related regulations.


The Facilities Manager will be responsible for:


  • Providing professional and strategic leadership to the Estates Team whilst supporting the growth of the Trust in conjunction with the Executive Team.


  • Leading the facilities function for the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT).


  • Project managing all material capital projects, including planning permission, contract management, cost control and liaison with external consultants, contractors, architects, DfE and Local Authorities.


  • Leading the facilities team based across multiple sites, working with key stakeholders to provide high quality advice and support on facilities management and compliance to Trustees, Senior Leadership Team and budget holders within the primary and secondary schools that are part of the MAT.


  • Leading the development of facilities management and health and safety systems and processes.


  • Leading on facilities related procurements for the organisation.


Candidates must have at least three years’ experience of leading and managing a facilities team and similar experience in Health and Safety managemnt, project management,  procurement, and contract management.


You must hold a Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Management (Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management) or similar facilities management qualification and relevant Health and Safety Qualification


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices. This is in line with statutory guidance including Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002.


All offers of employment are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and vetting checks.   It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We are committed to fulfilling our Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.


We expect the successful candidate to have the necessary standard of spoken English, as described under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty that requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English (or English or Welsh in Wales).


Candidates should apply by completing the ELT application form, CVs alone will not be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).


Please return applications to the attention of Jill Jones, HR and Compliance Manager.


If you would value an informal discussion about the post, please contact Richard O’Connell, DFO on 0161 428 6286 or via the above email.

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