Head Of Estates And Facilities

  • £35,978 - £37,830 pa
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Canterbury Oast Trust

Canterbury Oast Trust takes pride in providing good quality care and support for adults with learning disabilities in small family-style homes. We also own and run the South of England Rare Breed Centre (RBC) which is a busy tourist attraction with more than 130,000 visitors a year.

We are looking to recruit a HEAD OF ESTATES AND FACILITIES to manage all aspects of the Trust\'s estate, related resources and facilities to ensure they meet the charity\'s operational and financial needs, now and in the future.

Head of Estates and Facilities duties will include:

o Managing and motivating the Estates Team members providing direction and leadership

o Ultimate responsibility for the Estates and Facilities budget

o Devising and updating the Trust\'s long-term Cyclical Maintenance Plan

o Oversee the work of the Estates Manager in delivering responsive maintenance throughout the Trust

o Responsibility for procurement, maintenance, repair and insurance of the Trust\'s Care Services vehicle fleet

o Act as landlord for the Trust\'s Community Supported Services

As Head of Estates and Facilities you will need:

o Exposure to and management experience in at least two of the following areas: People Management; Facilities; Maintenance Planning and delivery; Construction; Budgeting; Procurement; Project Management

o Knowledge of current legislation in relation to Estates and Facilities Management

o Ability to develop and implement Estates strategy through effective management of people, resources, budgets and operational issues

o To manage projects from conception to completion

o To work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with people from different professional backgrounds.


o 22 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays: Additional annual leave for 3, 4 and 5 years continuous service

o Contributory pension scheme

o Healthcare Cash Plan on completion of a 6-month probationary period

o Free parking

o Free entry to Rare Breeds Centre - 2 adults and 2 children.

All appointments are subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK; an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and two satisfactory references one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

If you believe you have the right values for our organisation and meet the requirements of the Head of Estates and Facilities Job Description and Person Specification we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 19th July 2019

Interview date: w/c 5th August 2019

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CVM16470