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Blackburn Lancashire
Estates Manager - #JBD6957
Salary £40000 - £45000
Position type: Permanent
Contact person: Richard Creer

Estates Manager
Blackburn, Lancashire
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 (dependent on experience)
Hours: 40 Hours per week

Closing date for applications: Friday 1 July 2022 at 9:00am

Westholme School, established in 1923, is a successful independent school located on the rural outskirts of Blackburn. The school is based across 2 sites, providing a first class education to pupils, aged 4 years - 18 years.

Westholme School provides education of the highest quality for every student. We offer relatively small class sizes and a strong community ethos.

We encourage our staff to achieve their ambitions as we enable our students to achieve theirs.

The School is seeking to appoint an experienced ambitious Estates Manager to join our team, who is resilient, passionate, ambitions and ready to take on the responsibility for our buildings and facilities.

The ideal candidate will be able to provide strong, clear and effective operational management, financial awareness, the ability to think strategically and proactively engage with the leadership team to inspire confidence.

The role involves management and co-ordination of contractors across all servicing, statutory testing, planned and reactive maintenance work, ensuring high standards of compliance are maintained and that facilities are safe and fit for purpose.
Experience in a similar position working in both modern and historic buildings would be a distinct advantage, together with a sound knowledge of fire regulations, health and safety, CDM requirements, safety legislation, building services and building regulations.
A friendly and approachable manner is essential together with the ability to multi task and prioritise workloads in order to meet strict deadlines.

An excellent work ethic, a today approach, flexibility and strong IT skills are also required.

Westholme School is a warm and welcoming place to work, workplace benefits include 30 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, access to BUPA Cash Plan scheme and free lunches during term time.

Westholme School is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with the schools Safeguarding Policy at all times.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.