Wigan & Leigh College

Head of Estates

Wigan, Greater Manchester
04 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019
Job Level
Head of, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Estates and Health and Safety

Full Time Permanent: 37 hours per week

Salary: £41,390

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 6,500 students and a turnover of £26m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.

The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment.

The College has an exciting opportunity available as they recruit to the post of Head of Estates and Health & Safety.

The role is responsible for the management of all aspects of the College’s estate and facility support activities including planned maintenance programmes, capital projects and all aspects of Health & Safety including emergency response.

Candidates will have a qualification in a relevant discipline and have a sound understanding of the legal and financial aspects of managing a large multi-site Estate along with experience of managing and delivering capital projects on time and within budgets.

The successful candidate is likely to have management level experience in a similar public/third sector organisation and will also have strong leadership skills and experience of managing a large diverse team.

The College is at an exciting stage of its development with several key capital projects in programme that the postholder will be significantly involved with. The College is a great place to work and we offer a competitive benefits package including membership of the Local Government Pension Membership and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion please contact Louise Brown, Vice Principal, Corporate Services on 01942 761510.

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.

To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

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Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 21st January 2019

Interviews for this position will take place on Wednesday 30th January 2019

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