Orchard Hill

Senior Capital Project Manager / Head of Capital Projects

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is a family of specialist education providers for over 1500 pupils and students from nursery to further education across 14 academies and 9 college centres in London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. Supporting our academies and college, OHC&AT also operate learning support, such as nursing and therapy, and a central business support team which includes HR, finance and IT.

Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including autistic spectrum disorder; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; profound and multiple disabilities; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

OHC&AT is a rewarding and inspirational place to work, where everyone works together to create the best possible outcomes for students. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit www.ohcat.org

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic person to lead our Capital Projects Team with overall responsibility for leading the delivery of a multi-million pound service across the Trust. The team is part of the central business support team, based in Sutton, that delivers services to our schools and college as part of a multi-functional team including finance, human resources, procurement, marketing, and IT.

You will have a track record of delivering complex projects to time and budget within the time limited delivery windows available to us during school and college holiday periods. You will manage estates capital projects ensuring specifications are appropriately scoped in collaboration with our building surveying partners, commissioning partners and school/college leadership teams.

In partnership with our Finance Team, you will liaise and report on the capital and revenue budgets for projects being undertaken, including tracking of expenditure, forecasting and reporting, working to ensure projects are delivered within identified resources.

As an experienced and qualified professional, you will lead a large and complex team of internal and external project managers and suppliers and work collaboratively with other internal stakeholders to deliver projects that enhance our learning environments both from a curriculum and non- curriculum perspective, ensuring all projects are delivered successfully, on time and within budget. Experience of professional partnerships and relationships as well as significant experience in programme management is essential.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Diane Brazier, Director of Estates and Facilities, via email on DBrazier@ohcat.org, to arrange a time to speak.

Interviews will take place on: Monday 22nd July 2024

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To view our full Job Description and Person Specification, please click here.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.