Bedales - Head of Estates & Facilities


Qualifications Education & Training • A relevant professional qualification in construction, construction management, engineering, estates, facilities or property management • Member of a relevant professional institution (e.g. RICS, BIFM) • Good verbal, communication and written English comprehension skills • Proficient IT skills/ability to be self-sufficient in terms of administration including use of databases • Desirable - Health & Safety Qualifications (NEBOSH General Certificates or equivalent) Experience • Previous experience in a comparable role at a senior level, managing a property and estates portfolio • Experience of managing a team from a range of professions and / or trades • Experience in project management and delivering large scale capital works programmes within set timeframes • Desirable - Experience of working within an educational setting Skills & Abilities • Effective leader • Ability to work collaboratively with others and effectively as a team • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with managers, staff, pupils, parents and suppliers in a professional manner • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing • Possesses tact and discretion • Demonstrates effective organisational and administration skills • Ability to plan multiple priorities under pressure and to tight deadlines. • Demonstrates patience and the ability to remain calm even in challenging situations • Is a flexible and adaptable to the demands of the role • Demonstrates the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with young people • Demonstrates commitment to the personal welfare and safeguarding of children Other • Identifies with Bedales values and ethos • promotes equality and diversity in working practices • Has the personal attributes required to support and uphold a culture of safeguarding and protecting children Knowledge • Health & Safety • Regulatory legislation for schools including safeguarding of children • Good working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel


The working day will normally be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, together with such hours as reasonably required to ensure the efficient discharge of duties. A competitive salary, commensurate with the demands of the appointment, will be offered to the successful applicant. As a boarding environment, the school has plenty of facilities that are available to staff and their families, including an indoor swimming pool, sports hall and gym as well as extensive grounds and sports pitches for walking and playing. Other staff benefits include free meals during term time and refreshments during the working day, discounted rates for visiting productions and performances in the theatre, participation in activities such as yoga and mindfulness, counselling and health advice from the school’s medical team.

The successful applicant will be eligible to be a member of the Stakeholder Pension Scheme.

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