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Estate and Premises Manager

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Bishop's Stortford

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up to £260000 per annum

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Estate and Premises Manager

Job posted by: Sarah Williams

Estate and Premises Manager

Are you practical, can you turn your hand to most things, good at solving problems, able to use your own initiative, have good people skills, have high standards for health and safety and a clean and organised environment?

Are you a can-do person who is reliable, hardworking, patient, well organised, self-motivated, takes pride in their work, and has a sense of humour?

Our client needs an exceptional person to join their team as their Estates and Premises Manager. You will be supporting the Principal and Senior Estates Manager to ensure the site and premises are safe and secure.

Main purposes of the job

  • Carry out operational activities of the Trust inclusive of Real Estate / Premises, Health & Safety, Security, Procurement and Facilities Management ensuring that the Trust delivers compliant services to operational excellence standards.

  • To provide an onsite presence and carry out the duties required to support team in the delivery of Services to the site.

  • Supporting role in developing the future operational requirements of the Trust, ensuring operational business planning meets the need of the strategic Trust expansion plans and that investment and expenditure is proven value for money leveraging economies of scale across the Trust.

Responsibilities and Roles

  • Keeping premises, grounds and car park tidy.

  • Receiving incoming goods and mail.

  • Setting up of all scheduled room layouts, equipment and the setting up during open evenings and weekends.

  • Providing janitorial duties, including ensuring sufficient consumables, materials and equipment are available to support the delivery of Services, in particular cleaning.

  • Monitoring of car park at specified intervals. Ensuring that gates and entrances are kept clear, supervising car parking during Additional School Periods when required.

  • Assisting in ad hoc cleaning to deal with spillages etc. in conjunction with the cleaning staff when available.

  • Carrying out minor maintenance and handy person duties which include fabrics and re-decorations (paintings).

  • Ad-hoc duties such as moving furniture/equipment/goods around the site. Moving heavy goods after appropriate training and with due attention to Risk Assessment.

  • Ensuring the delivery of robust periodic HSE audits in the schools.

  • Identify and evaluate HSE risks and to provide recommendations to Trust Exec & Management teams to avoid, mitigate, or reduce the potential impact of these risks to the business.

  • Security activities covering the unlocking and locking of the School premises; Including setting/un-setting intruder alarms, patrolling the site at regular intervals.

  • Completing weekly fire alarm tests and assisting with the organisation of fire drills.

  • Opening and locking up for evening lettings, weekends and during school holidays. Additional school periods and participating in the emergency call out rota.

  • Assist the Senior Estates Manager in the implementation of service standards, KPI's and reporting for the Estates and Premises operational functions.

  • Manage the Accident reporting logs and assist with first aid where required.

  • Be point of contact for all Estate related matters, represented the standard of the Trust.

  • Ensuring that all procurement is made in line with budgetary levels.

  • Action Purchase Orders in a timely fashion, undertaking stock checks and record keeping.

  • Where required, manage junior staff and apprentices. Manage all contractors according to SOP

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