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Associate Director of Estates

Salary: £40-£45,000. This may be flexible for an exceptional candidate.Location: Cheadle (Stockport, Greater Manchester) and Marple (Stockport/North Derbyshire)Contract type: Full TimeContract term: PermanentRequired: Job start ASAP (subject to notice periods)We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and committed leader to develop and deliver the College’s Five Year Estates Strategy. This will include project managing procurement of all Contractors and Consultants and ensuring the successful delivery of all works associated with maintaining, refurbishing and rebuilding (as provided for in the plan) our college sites to project timeframes. You will also be responsible for securing funding for the Estates Strategy in our OfSTED ‘Good’ College, helping to secure sixth-form education in great facilities for the students of Stockport and North Derbyshire.Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College is now two distinct colleges of around a thousand students each– Marple Sixth Form College and The Cheadle College, brought together with one senior leadership team and one Governing body, together providing great opportunities that ‘meet the needs of the local population’ (OFSTED 2013).This is an exciting opportunity for a bright and committed individual to continue our project to transform the facilities and estate of one of the UK’s most progressive and forward looking colleges. We are fast building a reputation for offering excellent career development opportunities and we have a new, supportive and inspirational leadership team.The post would be ideal for anyone with successful facilities and/or estates management experience, who sees a senior position in a well-contained location as the next step in their career, and who enjoys the challenge of managing estate transformation and rebuild. To ensure speed of decision-making, you would report directly to the College Deputy Chief Executive Corporate Services.The college is easy to get to – the Cheadle site is close to Manchester Airport, linked closely to the main motorway network, and is easily commutable from Greater Manchester as well as most of the North West, North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. Our Marple site is located at the edge of the Peak District, about 8-9 miles from Cheadle. Applicants would need to anticipate some cross-site travel (for which the college would naturally meet your expenses).We offer:Full support from a new, dedicated, inspirational and approachable leadership team;A collegiate approach to best practice, with a consultative yet inclusive style;The opportunity to join a dynamic and improving OfSTED Grade 2 College with a unique and forward-looking structure, transforming facilities to match our transformative education;Dedicated career development and advice and a platform towards further career success.If you believe that you can make the difference for the students of Manchester, Stockport, North Derbyshire and beyond, we’d love to hear from you.To apply please visit where you can see videos and photos of the college and download a full recruitment pack including application forms, job description and person specification.Or you can contact our advisers ASDTi on 01457 851407 (or e-mail Please do not contact the college directly about this vacancy.Closing date: 1st December 2014Interviews are likely to be held in week commencing 8th December 2014The Cheadle & Marple College Network has a strong commitment to Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.Successful candidates will be subjected to enhanced checks by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Job added on 24-11-2014