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Estate Manager/Building Surveyor

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The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the UK’s leading family of independent girls’ schools. We educate approximately 19,000 pupils across 23 GDST schools and 2 academies throughout England and Wales. With an annual turnover in excess of £200m, the GDST employs 3,500 staff across the schools and at the Trust Office based in Victoria, Central London.

The Estates Team 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.  As part of our continued investment into providing the best possible estate provision to our schools, we are seeking to appoint three Estates Managers to strengthen the team.

Reporting to the Head of Estate Management, the Estates Managers will play a leading role in the provision of high-quality, customer-focused estate management provision across the GDST portfolio.  Working across a designated portfolio of schools, the Estates Managers will act as the estate business partner and trusted advisor to each of the schools within their portfolio whilst leading on the planning and delivery of estate investment programmes including refurbishment, long-term maintenance and compliance projects.

We are seeking an individual with significant experience of leading refurbishment and strategic maintenance programmes across a diverse multi-site estate portfolio.   You will have a highly customer-focused mindset, with high levels of enthusiasm and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Experience of working across a broad range of property types would be advantageous, as in this role you will get the chance to work across a diverse portfolio of buildings, from state of the art new facilities to listed and historic buildings, supporting activities spanning student experience, teaching, sport, the arts, recreation and events.

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.

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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 20th June 2021.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

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