Estates & Compliance Manager

It is an exciting time to join DMAT and we are looking to recruit an exceptional individual to join our team in this newly created post.

As the Estates and Compliance Manager you will have a demonstrable track record of excellent facilities management and leadership.

It would be advantageous to hold a professional qualification in estates management and/or health and safety.

You will be comfortable with ambiguity and solution-focused, working with pace and accuracy, whilst ensuring your colleagues remain engaged and work with you to achieve the right solution.

DMAT offices are based in Durrington High School, one of the largest secondary schools in the country, a really impressive site. The school spans three floors and is in excess of 23,000m2. The building is complex, originally built in the 1950’s with a number of significant expansions since. We are proud that 1650 children are able to benefit from our great school and the fantastic education our staff work tirelessly to provide.

DMAT currently has two school sites, soon to be more; varying in size and age. We have a dedicated team of excellent colleagues who manage, develop and ensure our schools are safe, compliant and always improving. We have some major projects planned and to support and develop the work of our existing team we have been able to create this exciting opportunity to lead on estates management. Working collaboratively with existing colleagues to streamline processes and instil robust procedures for the documentation and retention of statutory tests, checks and inspections. You will support with the planning and implementation of strategic projects. This will present both exciting and challenging opportunities which will utilise your existing knowledge, but also allow you to broaden and further develop yourself and your team. For the majority of the week you will work at Durrington High School, but you will work across the other sites on occasion.

The ability to effectively manage compliance is essential, as our trust develops the need for effective and efficient compliance increases. As the Estates and Compliance Manager you will lead on a broad spectrum of compliance related activities, these will include; DFE GEMS, responsibility for GDPR across the trust and oversee FOI requests, lead on mandatory role specific training for estates teams ensuring statutory tests and checks are completed on time.

In return you will find us a very supportive and friendly team, with a range of experiences, receptive to new ideas, and highly focussed. We work as a team, with each leader in charge of their own area but with a willingness to ‘step up and muck in’ to do whatever needs doing. Our moral purpose as a Trust underpins all that we do. We are always seeking to improve: Getting better never stops.

This is a fantastic opportunity to influence the strategy and operations of the Trust.

In return we offer a competitive salary, the unique opportunity to develop the role, with the potential to develop and expand this as the Trust grows.

If you have any questions prior to submitting an application please contact in the first instance:

Matt Angell – Director of Operations

or myself

Sue Marooney – CEO DMAT

If you are enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and enjoy making a difference, then we would like to hear from you.

If you have any questions about the role, please email Kelly Copley, EA to CEO, in the first instance –

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Closing date for applications is: 9am Monday 15th July 2024, interviews will be held on Thursday 18th July 2024

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