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Estates Compliance Manager
c. £50,000 to £55,000 plus excellent benefits
London, with hybrid working

The Girls’ Day School Trust is seeking to recruit a Compliance Manager to join the Estates Team.

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. 

Reporting to the Head of Estates Management, the Estates Compliance Manager will act as the lead on all compliance issues within the Estates Directorate.

Key aspects of the role include liaising and working collaboratively with Project Teams, in particular the Head of Infrastructure and Sustainability, Head of Capital Development, Head of Estate Management and their teams, as well as the Trust Health & Safety team. This also includes the provision of training in statutory compliance, relative to the GDST estate as well as responsibility for Audit, Advisory and ensuring Regulatory control.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in an estates compliance management role, preferably across a diverse, technically complex, and high-footfall estates portfolio.  Experience of managing and reporting estates compliance data through CMS or CAFM systems would be highly advantageous. 

The role calls for an individual with strong analytical skills, good communication abilities and a collaborative approach.

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 a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor Matt Giles ( / 07530 680 159) at MRG.   Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and be sent to

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.


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