Group Director of Estates
New City College is the dynamic group of further education colleges in East London which comprises Tower Hamlets College, Hackney Community College and Redbridge College. All colleges in the group are graded Good by Ofsted, and our 3-college merger places the group at the forefront of further education in the region. With a turnover of £67m, 20,000 students and 1000 staff it is one of the strongest and most influential further education organisations in the country.
Our college environment is second to none. We have industry standard facilities and equipment at all campuses, expert staff and partnerships with other high profile organisations which all prepare students for progression to higher education or successful careers.
East London is dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial. As we develop our longer term vision, we will continue to ensure that we invest in our staff and other resources to provide a distinctive offer and excellent, supportive learning environment which meets the needs of students and employers and prepares local people for the changing workforce of the area.
We are looking to recruit a self-motivated and versatile leader to provide the College community with a well-maintained, fit for purpose estate that supports teaching and learning and other activities across the College group. You will lead the Estates Function, providing clear direction, sharing expertise and seeking opportunities for continuous improvement of the service, as the College develops. You will lead the strategic development of the College’s Estate service, comprising the teams based at each location and any central functions. You will contribute to the strategic leadership and development of College.
Reporting to the Deputy CEO, the post holder will have the vision, planning and management skills necessary to lead a successful Estates team.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent. With relevant professional qualifications, and extensive experience in the management of all aspects of hard and soft facilities services as well as health & safety, you will lead a team in delivering exceptional value and customer service to the college community. You must be able to demonstrate substantial experience in building and building services engineering management; BEMS systems and compliance; change and contract management; the management of externally contracted services; and the development and delivery of capital programmes on time and to budget.
You will also have the ability to manage staff performance and coach individuals to reach their full potential.
For the right candidate this is a rare and exciting role offering an exceptional breadth of strategic and operational responsibility.
Interviews will take place Thursday 13th July