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Estates and Facilities Manager

Pilgrims School
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Up to £44,000 per annum and highly competitive benefits package
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Pilgrims School: The Harpur Trust Pre-Prep inspires each child to love learning

Estates and Facilities Manager for Pilgrims Pre-Prep School and the Pilgrims Centre Business Park Site

Full time, permanent position (37 hrs p/w)

Salary up to £44,000 per annum and highly competitive benefits package

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School is an independent, coeducational school with 340 pupils aged from 3 months to 7 years. The school is set in its own spacious grounds within Bedford and is part of the larger Pilgrims’ Centre site.

You will be responsible for delivering high quality estate related services to both Pilgrims PrePreparatory School and the Pilgrim Centre site under a service level agreement. Reporting to the Headteacher, as part of the Senior Leadership Team at Pilgrims School, the role will require the candidate to advise on the development of the estate and its facilities, support strategies for maintenance and sustainability as well as monitor the rent and service charge, grounds, and security for the overall site.

You will have experience in delivering on major capital projects, contract management, tenancy and SLA management whilst demonstrating the ability to inspire, support, motivate and effectively engage with their team. You should have the ability to simultaneously manage a wide variety of tasks, together with an appropriate estates and facilities/building management qualification.

In return we offer a competitive salary (based on qualifications and experience) of up to £44,000 p.a. We offer learning and development opportunities and our reward package includes a generous pension scheme and private health care scheme with cash back benefits, alternative therapies, and private hospital surgical treatment. In addition to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), plus ex-gratia days during the Christmas period we also offer 3 emergency days per year. All employees are covered under the generous life assurance scheme from the first day of employment.

All staff enjoy free on-site parking, as well as free lunch and refreshments. We support employee wellbeing offering an Employee Assistance Scheme which includes support with legal issues, financial advice and counselling.

If you would like to be part of our success story, further details, including a recruitment pack and link to our online recruitment portal, can be found on our website at

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 08 August

1st round interview date: Friday 12 August

2nd round interview date: Thursday 18 August

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS clearance.

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