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Trust Estates Officer - Coastal Academies Trust - Fixed Term

King Ethelbert School, Birchington

  • Ref:KCC886-4120-217S
  • Posted:22/03/2023
  • Pay:Grade 8 - £27,947 - £32,030
  • Start Date:Jan 0001
  • App Close Date:12/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Trust Estates Officer working across the Trust


Grade 8 - £27,947 - £32,030


Full time 37 Hours per week. 


Fixed term for 2 years 

This is an excellent opportunity to join our organisation at an exciting time in our journey, as the trust enters a further period of growth.

We are a strong trust currently with 4 secondary schools and 1 primary in Thanet, Kent.

As Trust Estates Officer you will provide effective estates management support by acting as the link between each of the schools and the Central Executive Team. 

Reporting to the Chief FInance Officer you will work closely with the School based Business Managers and Site Managers to ensure premises management and H&S processes are efficient, economical and effective across all trust buildings. This will require you travelling between sites and you will have a base at each of our schools.

To succeed in this role you will need to be hardworking, organised and have experience of site buildings management, facilities management and H&S compliance. You will be a confident and articulate communicator with strong IT skills and be experienced in using compliance software/systems procedures.

We offer:

Competitive pension scheme (LGPS)

Generous holiday allowance

CPD opportunities

Wellbeing initiatives


Coastal Academies Trust values are Community, Aspiration and Transformation and we are interested in individuals who are passionate about making a difference. We have a strong focus on high standards and working collaboratively and we welcome candidates who enjoy working as a part of a team.

If this sounds like you and you want to be challenged in a supportive environment then please apply to join us!

To apply please contact Judy Brace, CFO:  judybrace@coastalacademiestrust.co.uk

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.


Closing date - 12 April 2023


Information about the school

King Ethelbert has an inspiring ethos and a thoroughly motivated staff team.

The Trust began as a federation between King Ethelbert School and Dane Court Grammar School in 2009 and these two schools still share a governing body. Although officially an 11-16 school, through the federation with Dane Court it meant that we were able to start a Sixth Form in September 2011. We are part of the Coastal Academies Trust which is made up of a grammar school, three Thanet high schools and one primary school. All of these schools operate independently and have unique characteristics but good practice is shared helping to drive forward standards at every level: our mission is to make Thanet the centre for excellent education. King Ethelbert was the first school in the country and one of the first schools in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Programme in the sixth form because it is the best post-16 educational offer in the world. We are a lead school for the IBCP and support 29 other schools in Kent as well as welcome visitors from across the world to see what the IBCP does for our students and how we can share good practice internationally as well as locally; it is very exciting and just what education should be about. The IBCP has values and qualities we want our students to have rather than constantly obsessing over results and this is very important to us. The King Ethelbert leadership team talk about education, the future, the purpose of education and how we want our young people to succeed. It is an open, tolerant, compassionate community and we will use education to transform the lives of our students as well as the economic and social fortunes of our deprived community. We are totally committed to working in collaboration with local schools as well as those in Kent, in the UK and across the world.

King Ethelbert is part of the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) and plays a massive part in developing teaching and learning in all national programmes from NQT to NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH.

In the context of Kent, King Ethelbert is one of the most popular non-selective schools in the county and is filled with first choice students and long waiting lists for each year group. We have a wide range of abilities studying with us including some students who have passed the Kent Test but want to be at their local school where they can be equally successful; such is our reputation.

King Ethelbert is located in the picturesque seaside town of Birchington which has some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Housing is affordable and the area benefits from a warm and sunny climate.

King Ethelbert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is, therefore, subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 831015


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.