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Estates Manager

David Lewis Centre
Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7UD
£50,000 - £55,000 per annum dependent on qualifications, knowledge and experience.
Closing date
2 Dec 2021
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David Lewis is an employer of choice set on a beautiful greenfield site in the Cheshire countryside.   

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Estates Manager to lead the Estates and Maintenance team and provide effective and efficient facilities management of all David Lewis estates, buildings and properties complying with all legal, regulatory and internal control requirements, ensuring the highest standards of service delivery and customer satisfaction.

The Estates encompasses the extensive Warford site, 20 residential properties (7 in the community) and 13 non-residential buildings such a College, Clinic and Training Centre.

Reporting to the Financial Controller the Estates Manager will lead on the coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of all estates maintenance and delivery of the Estates budget, work programmes and projects.

We are looking for a highly experienced manager of teams, contractors, projects and budgets within a construction, properties, estates or facilities management environment. 

The successful candidate will ideally possess a relevant degree or Engineering/trade qualification with membership of a relevant professional body and have an in-depth understanding of building regulations and technical knowledge of building services.  They will also possess string commercial awareness being adept at financial management and budgeting.  Health and Safety qualifications and a knowledge of the Fire Safety Order 2005 and fire safety requirements concerning Estates is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following competencies – a drive to deliver results; commercial and strategic awareness; a customer focus; planning and organisational skills; and an aptitude for critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.

As well as the opportunity to work form a picturesque site in a rural setting other benefits include:-

  • Up to 30 days annual leave
  • An occupational pension (up to 6%)
  • Up to 12 weeks full sick pay
  • Life Assurance Cover (3 x basic annual salary)
  • Further Education Sponsorship
  • Career Progression
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including:-
  • an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health services
  • A dedicated Workplace Mentor
  • A Physio service for staff
  • A Staff Counsellor
  • On site pharmacy
  • On site gym and swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Annual Xmas Bonus
  • Staff Referral and Reward Scheme.

Please email CVs and supporting information demonstrating how you meet the personal specification outlined in the job description to

David Lewis provides outstanding education, residential, medical and therapeutic support for people with learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism for people aged 16 years and over. We employ over 850 staff with a turnover of £28 million per annum. We support people with complex learning and physical disabilities with their daily living, access to social and leisure opportunities and education.

For more information about David Lewis please visit

Closing date: Thursday 2nd December 2021. Note, we will interview on receipt of application.

David Lewis welcomes applications from a diverse talent pool.

To request any reasonable adjustments to support you with the application or shortlisting process please contact 01565 640142.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks: This post, due to its nature, duties and responsibilities, will be subject to an enhanced check by the DBS.


David Lewis is a modern, forward-thinking charity with a track record and reputation built over 100 years.  We provide a range of educational, residential and medical services to support adults and young people with complex needs, including learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism.  We are based in Cheshire, but through our residential services, support people from across the UK.

Find Us
01565 640107
David Lewis Centre
Mill Lane
Alderley Edge
United Kingdom
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