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Head Of Estates - Full-time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-137-S
  • Posted:23/02/2021
  • Pay:AR 11 -£39,838 - £42,000 depending upon experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:25/02/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:3rd March 2021


Turner Schools has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Estates. We are seeking a candidate with high standards, deep knowledge of school buildings and facilities, an eye for detail and the ability to lead and motivate teams to ensure our schools are places that deliver the best possible education enabling those we serve to thrive. In addition, we are seeking a candidate with the expertise to oversee development of the Trust’s portfolio

The Head of Estates will provide strategic leadership of all matters relating to the Trust’s premises and facilities, including oversight for management of health and safety for the organisation, and will be expected to report to the Trust Board and governors from time to time. The position will oversee a strong facilities team in the management and future planning of all maintenance and security of all Turner Schools premises, buildings and grounds.

The successful candidate will:-

  • Have experience of facilities and operational functions, ideally in a school context
  • Be accountable for standards in all things premises at the Turner Schools sites
  • Drive high standards so that the premises represent the Trust’s vision and values for a brilliant, inclusive education
  • Provide long-term comprehensive planning for the sites to maximise the potential of the organisation’s physical resources, working with the Trust’s leadership and central team colleagues (eg FD) in doing so.
  • Have experience in managing a health and safety culture, modelling good practice and providing training to the team
  • Be able to represent the Trust locally and with the Local Authority/ESFA when appropriate
  • Ensure that all hazards are identified and rectified
  • Ensure that policies are reviewed in consultation with the Trust to ensure that they are robust and compliant
  • Ensure that procedures are followed
  • Have experience in managing and developing emergency procedures
  • Support to the Trust's mission, vision and values
  • Enjoy completing work in a professional and positive manner, relish solving problems and take pride in helping others succeed
  • Have a determination to improve standards and outcomes in non-selective education on the south-east Kent coast
  • Have an interest in playing a part, through education, in the re-generation of Folkestone
  • Have high ethical standards
  • Have strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • Be highly motivated and have a flexible approach towards work and working hours
  • Be an ambassador for Turner Schools in dealing with external persons, and to be an admired and respected member of the team by internal faculty and pupils/students
  • Enjoy helping others and be able to resolve any issues in a professional, calm and measured manner
  • In addition, experience of planning and delivering new school/educational buildings is required.

 In return we can offer you:

  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of faculty colleagues
  • The opportunity to drive change and contribute to the development and growth of this ambitious young Trust
  • Purpose in your daily work, by shaping the environment for the Trust’s community

For further information about our mission, vision and values, please see our website www.turnerschools.com

Full time, all year round

37 hours per week


Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast.

Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission sea-change.

Following Aristotle's philosophy, we believe that educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Accordingly, we have encapsulated the Trust's ethos and values in the acronym HEART meaning we have:

H: High Expectations - of yourself, of others, including in terms of aspiration for the community and children we serve, conduct and standards in the widest sense

E: Enthusiasm - in attitude and to nurture it in others be they pupils/students/scholars, parents or colleagues; an

A: Academic subject-based curriculum - tried and tested subjects delivered in coherent sequence

R: Reading for all - achieving chronological reading age as well as love of this enabling and vital skill; and

T: Teamwork - recognising that together we can achieve more than we can alone.

Our HEART model gives stakeholders, staff, pupils and parents a common language.

Our schools include:

Folkestone Primary; Folkestone Academy; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com



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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.