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Head of Estates

Department:  Estates & Facilities
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Grade:  Head of Department
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Working Hours:  36 hours per week
Closing Date:  11:59pm on Tuesday 31 January 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  RHACC004-23

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and experienced Head of Estates who will be able to lead a committed team in the day to day operation of the Collegetwo campuses. In addition we expect the successful applicant to play a key role in the development and implementation of an ambitious estate strategy, including a proposed £10m capital project. You will be an integral member of the College management team. 


 RHACC’s mission is to empower adults by unlocking their potential through learning, skills and enterprise. We are looking for someone that will play a key role in delivering on this mission by creating spaces at our two campuses that welcome and inspire learners, staff and visitors alike. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the leadership and management of the Estates and Health & Safety functions of the College. You will be responsible for the management and day to day operation of our two sites and will ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations in respect of safety, security, cleanliness, and maintenance of the sites. 


You will have significant experience in estates and facilities management as well as defining and delivering successful projects – both large and small.  You will hold relevant qualifications in Estates/ Facilities/Health and Safety.  You should be an excellent communicator, planner, and be adaptable to changing priorities, have great people skills, be a problem solver and have a track record of delivering quality results through an engaged team.  


We welcome and encourage applicants from all ages and backgrounds, reflecting the diverse nature of our college and the vibrant community it serves.  

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We are delighted to be able to recruit for wonderful opportunity to join our team for the above position. RHACC is just one of nine dedicated adult and community colleges in the UK, placing us in a unique segment of the education sector. RHACC was established in 2017 but has roots dating back to 1895, with an emphasis on providing our expertise in learning for wellbeing, skills for life and career development to disadvantaged women, people who have a disability and adults in need of improved wellbeing and career development.

This is an exciting opportunity where continued development opportunities are always available. We also offer a large number of benefits such as:

  • Pensions
  • UniDays
  • Teacher Perks
  • Carparking
  • Counselling
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Colleges Health Trust 
  • Costco
  • Education
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Creche 
  • Discounted Software
  • Discounted Room Hire 
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Our Commitment Toward Equality and Diversity
We are strongly committed to ensure a diverse workforce from all backgrounds, culture, and protected characteristics. We believe that this is what helps our entrepreneurial and innovative approach that creates an inclusive College that generates great service and pride in what we do.


We would encourage applicants to apply for the position that they have suitable skills for, and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for those applicants that meet the minimal requirements of the vacancy.

Safer Recruitment Commitment 
As an education provider, we are committed to our statutory and moral duties in safeguarding our learners. This commitment extends to all applications to work with us, including those that supply to us. All individuals will be required to successfully complete the safer recruitment checks which includes:

  • Enhanced DBS Checks, including barred lists
  • Overseas checks
  • Obtaining two professional references (one has to be most recent employer)
  • Confirmation of qualifications


Join our team and start a career where YOU matter!



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