Trust Head of Health, Safety and Estates Compliance

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Sherborne, Dorset
£45,591- £50,898 per annum
10 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Trust Head of Health, Safety and Estates Compliance

Start Date: 1 September 2019 (Earlier if available)

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 21 May 2019

Interviews: during Week commencing 3rd June 2019

Salary: Grade 14 : £45,591- £50,898 per annum

Contract: 37 hours, Permanent SAST is a strong and ambitious Trust delivering excellent and sustainable 0-19 education for children within our community across West and North Dorset as well as South Somerset.

In September 2019 the Trust will consist of 3400 children and over 550 staff working in 10 primary schools and 3 secondary schools.

This is a pivotal new role identified in response to the growth of the Trust and to maintain our commitment to provide high quality and safe learning environments for our students and staff.

We are looking to appoint a leader with a track record of formulating and executing a comprehensive Estates strategy to join the Trust.

Working in collaboration with the school Headteachers and Trust leaders you will provide expert guidance and direction to ensure health and safety compliance and further develop the Trust’s Estate.

The Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust includes schools across Dorset and South Somerset from Sherborne to Gillingham towards Blandford and Wincanton.

Our area is one of the best areas to live in Britain offering something for everyone. Sherborne is a centre of excellence for education and has been described as ‘one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country’ and having the feel of ‘a small cathedral city’.

There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside.

The successful candidate will: Promote and support the mission, values and approaches of the Trust

  • Have a proven track record of driving change and continuous improvement
  • Provide leadership to ensure a responsive and service-oriented Estates team
  • Be committed to partnership, collaboration and excellent teamwork
  • Knowledge and expertise to ensure Health and Safety compliance
  • Commercial acumen and experience of prudent budget management
  • Provide impactful strategic and operational estates management
  • Be highly resilient, with relentless determination to succeed and drive change
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Use resources, intellect, creativity and innovation to be successful

Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children.

This role will be challenging, yet immensely rewarding.

You will be supported by an experienced Trust leadership team and school Headteachers, strong local governors and a committed staff group.

We will also offer an excellent package:

  • A competitive salary of Grade 14 : £45,591- £50,898 per annum
  •  Enrolment to Local Government Pension Scheme • CPD support
  • Possible relocation expenses
  •  A strong MAT with a clear sense of shared moral purpose and a real opportunity to transform the lives of young people You are warmly encouraged to get in touch prior to application to discuss the position and alternative options.

You are also most welcome to visit the Trust or some of its schools. For a recruitment pack and online application form, please visit the trust website: 

Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 21st May 2019 Proposed Date for interviews: during Week commencing 3rd June 2019 (alternative dates will be available) SAST has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.