Head of Estates

GBP 125,000 - 150,000
Job description

Job Description

Head of Estates


Hampstead, London

£75,000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits

Feeling challenged?

Are you tired of twiddling your thumbs and yearning for a more significant challenge where you can truly make your mark?

UCS is one of the UK's foremost independent schools with three campuses spread across Hampstead, are you ready to be the new Head of Estates?

With origins tracing back to 1860, UCS is steeped in rich history and tradition. However, don't let that mislead you—this institution is a hotbed of innovation and progress. Teaming up with the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring UCS continues to thrive for generations to come.

From historic grade-one listed buildings to cutting-edge modern facilities, you'll encounter a diverse array of challenges. To assist, you'll have a dedicated in-house team ready to offer support at every turn.

As the Head of Estates, you'll spearhead development projects and capital works, working closely alongside department heads, the COO, and the board of Governors. And here's the exciting part: the Foundation has recently submitted a planning application for a major development project at the Senior School site. You’ll be leading the charge to see it through to completion.

You’ll be a proven property expert who can help drive the school's strategic goals while ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements. From Estates Services to Health & Safety, Fire regulations, and beyond, you'll be the driving force behind it all.

The current Head of Estates has held the position for over 8 years, laying a solid foundation for you to build upon. It's now your time to seize the reins and guide UCS into its next chapter.

In return, you'll receive a list of working benefits as long as your arm: 32 days of holiday, closure days, healthcare coverage, pension contributions matched up to 10%, school fees discount, death in service benefit, gym membership, and even free school meals, the list goes actually go on.

So, what's next?

To learn more, please contact Tom Morrison at Oyster. We understand that your CV might not be up to date, so send us what you have or look us up on LinkedIn, and we can arrange a conversation from there.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 9th March 2024.

Oyster has an exclusive partnership with UCS, and any direct or third-party applications will be forwarded to Oyster.

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