Estates and Facilities Manager

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are seeking to appoint an Estates and Facilities Manager to take responsibility for the maintenance and safety of buildings and specialist facilities, situated on the shared site in Edgbaston, Birmingham.  

The busy Facilities Department compromises in-house cleaning, portering and security teams, and a range of specialist contractors who are retained by the Schools. The site includes the academic and sports facilities for both Schools situated on the main campus at Edgbaston Park Road, two satellite sports sites with pavilions on either side of Eastern Road and seven on-site residencies for staff.

The Estates and Facilities Manager is responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of the facilities services of the two Schools to the students, staff and visitors.

Across the Edgbaston site, the facilities team has the responsibility for managing a diverse variety of property types and vintages, from traditional buildings to brand new, state of the art performing arts and sports facilities. The Estates and Facilities Manager will play a pivotal role in strengthening the relationship between the functions of maintenance, refurbishment and new build, to ensure our properties can be efficiently and cost effectively maintained.

The role requires a dynamic manager, with strong communication skills and high levels of technical awareness, experienced at managing a team of internal staff (porters, cleaners, and maintenance operatives), tradesmen and external contractors to ensure a first class maintenance service is delivered and that improvement projects are completed to specification, on time and within budget.

The successful candidate should also have demonstrable experience of working with a range of stakeholders. Experience of working in an educational setting is desirable, but not essential for the role.

The Estates and Facilities Manager will report to the Schools’ Bursar, but will also have direct liaison with the Senior Leadership Teams in both Schools.

Type of role: Permanent, full-time, all year round.
Salary: Grade 13 (£41,982 – £44,107) plus benefits. Accommodation available.

Closing date: 9am on Friday 19 July 2019.
Interviews: Interviews for the role will take place on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

How to apply
To apply for this role, forward a completed application form (available for download below) and a covering letter addressed to Zoe Robinson, Bursar, outlining why you feel that your skills and experience would equip you to take on this role, by email to: 

Download application pack.
Download application form.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact Zoe Robinson, Bursar, by email:

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are both committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. A copy of the Schools’ Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on the Schools’ websites.

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