Bedales - Head of Estates & Facilities

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Staff, Teamwork & Motivation


Estates and Facilities is a multi-disciplinary department providing a comprehensive estate planning and management service, and a range of facilities support services, in order to ensure that the School’s land and property assets are capable of supporting academic and other business of the School safely, effectively and efficiently. The Head of Estates and Facilities is responsible to the Bursar for the management and leadership of the department under tight budgetary control and whilst ensuring compliance with legislation and regulations to ensure the safety of staff, students and visitors at the School. The post requires strategic vision, management expertise and practical experience to lead and manage maintaining and enhancing the School estate and in providing a wide range of services across the three Bedales Schools.

• Ensure the provision or strategic leadership for, and the effective management of the department through ensuring all the teams within Estates interact appropriately and work collaboratively towards the common goals of the school • Undertake the line management of the Estates and Facilities Core Management Team of senior staff – as displayed in the organisation chart - who are responsible for staff within their specialist functions. Take responsibility for the division of duties within the management team, allocating tasks and projects and providing for training and professional development. • Provide leadership and act as a role model and exemplar to all staff within the department, working with the relevant managers to ensure that the necessary skills and competency levels are in place, developed or acquired within each team and that a strong service ethos is instilled and maintained • Keep the departmental skill mix under review to ensure the department is able to operate effectively in all aspects of its estate and facilities management activities and procure in-house or contracted resources as necessary • Review and monitor the working practices of the departments to ensure the timely delivery of the highest standards of workmanship and customer service • Ensure that the School’s obligations with regard to Health & Safety at Work are met through staff training and development • Provide strategic leadership and direct management control of large teams of staff involved in a broad range of key functions including the management and co-ordination of major strategic capital projects, the programme of reactive and long term maintenance programmes, all elements of the operations and services infrastructure of the management and analysis of space utilisation, the maintenance and upgrading of key data systems relating to the estate, carbon management projects and health and safety • Leadership of major project teams involving the chairing of meetings of senior technical project staff and consultants both external and internal to the school

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