Estates Director

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GDST is the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK. We educate approximately 8% of all girls at UK independent schools. There are about 19,000 pupils in the 23 GDST schools and two academies throughout England and Wales. All but two of the schools educate girls all the way through, from the age of three or four to 18. The GDST employs 3500 staff with an annual turnover of £200m.

Reporting to the COO, the Estates Director sits on the Executive board with overall strategic responsibility for all estates related activity including delivery of our capital investment programme and all operational estates maintenance.  The Estates Director is supported by an in-house team of 15 technical staff with 8 based in the Head Office FM team.

This opportunity will suit professionals who enjoy operating with autonomy across a large multi-site portfolio where they can develop and deliver an estates vision/masterplan with true innovation and creativity.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrable professional achievement in the management of significant capital expenditure programmes with a strong understanding of operational estates maintenance. With a collaborative working style, you will have extensive experience in leadership and management as the ‘intelligent client’ with the ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.  You will ideally be a Chartered professional in a property related discipline with a wide-ranging background in delivering effective estates operations solutions across a similar diverse, multi-site portfolio.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25th March 2018

For more information, including a briefing pack, please contact our advisors Michael Hewlett or Ben Duffill at The Management Recruitment Group on 020 8892 0115. The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this appointment. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

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