Head of Facilities and Estate Management
Are you keen to secure a Head of Estates position within a vibrant and forward-thinking organisation?
Access Creative College is the leading ‘creative college’ and offers study programmes across a range of creative subject areas including – Music Performance, Music Technology, Events management, Artist Development, Creative Media, Games Design and VFX together with a progression route to Higher Education programmes. We also support a large network of subcontractors offering a varied curriculum in subjects such as Performing Arts, Sports Coaching, Music Technology, A-Levels and Traineeships.
Our premises portfolio includes Creative Industries delivery centres in London (Shoreditch), Birmingham, Manchester, Lincoln, Norwich, York and Bristol. Co-located sports coaching venues and facilities together with administrative and client facing offices. The business enjoys a strong financial position and continues to provide significant investment in our estate, providing an environment that mirrors industry; giving students real-life situations; and the opportunity to learn in state of the art facilities.
Position: Head of Estates
Location: Manchester with national travel
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £38,000 to £42,500 per annum dependant on experience
About the role:
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Estates to manage the day to day running of our property portfolio and play a key role in its future development, Working closely with the Director of Estates and Resources, being a member of the Senior Leadership Team and heading up a small team you will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of exciting projects as well as playing a key role in the management and upgrade of existing sites.
Your role will ensure that all areas related to Estates and Health and Safety are managed efficiently and effectively and that all company premises are compliant with legislation, best practice and company policies, procedures and standards. You will also be supporting Centre Managers and Resource Managers with estates and health and safety matters at a local level; coordinating building services, repairs, maintenance, upgrades and alterations in line with lease obligations and company procedures.
You will have line management responsibility for the Estates Administrator and other support staff as required. Your main contacts will be with staff, suppliers, managing agents, landlords and contractors.
- Experience of the management of a large portfolio of sites
- Experience of successfully working as part of multidisciplinary teams
- Experience of determining maintenance solutions and accurately costing building work
- Experience of effectively monitoring budgets and effective cost control
- Understanding of planned and reactive building maintenance scheduling
- Knowledge and awareness of relevant legislation (Health and Safety, building, DDA, Asbestos, Fire Safety, Gas Safety and Electrical Safety)
- Experience of reviewing, monitoring and negotiating supplier contracts
- Experience of dealing with landlords and agents relating to lease agreements, dilapidations claims and / or rent reviews
What can we do for you?
We can help develop your career, skills and knowledge in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment where you are helping to create outstanding facilities and workplaces where talent, aspirations and outstanding success are nurtured and achieved.
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within our organisation.
You may have experience of the following: Head of Facilities and Estate Management, Estates Manager, Estates Management, Facilities Manager, Facilities Management, Facilities Co-ordinator, Ground Maintenance, Caretaking, Sub Contracting, IOSH Managing Safely Certificate, Building etc