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Head of Estate Management

Head of Estate Management

The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK who educate approximately 19,000 pupils across 23 GDST schools and two academies throughout England and Wales. The GDST employs 3,500 staff with an annual turnover in excess of £200m across the schools and at the Trust Office based in Victoria.

The Estates Department 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.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Head of Estate Management will take the lead role in estate management across the GDST portfolio successfully ensuring that each of the schools receive a proactive and customer-focused estates services and that investment is effectively prioritised.  You will lead and motivate a team of Estate Managers who will act as the estates business partners and trusted advisors to their assigned portfolio of schools.

The successful candidate will be experienced in estate planning, programming and delivery of strategic maintenance and compliance programmes as well as minor works projects. You will be an experienced leader with strong people management skills, capable of working on technically complex estates portfolios.

The individual will have a proactive and highly motivated disposition and embrace the challenge of leading and motivating a customer-focused estates management team across a diverse estate portfolio.  A collaborative team player, who will work closely with the wider Estates team all the Trust’s stakeholders.

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.

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 21st July 2019.

c. £70,000 plus excellent benefits

Head of Estate Management

London, UK
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Published on 26 Jun 2019