Head of Programme Management Office (PMO)
The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK who educate approximately 19,000 pupils across 23 GDST schools and two academies throughout England and Wales. The GDST employs 3,500 staff with an annual turnover in excess of £200m across the schools and at the Trust Office based in Victoria.
The Estates Department acts on behalf of the Trust to manage all property related matters to ensure the Trust’s interests and its Estate are developed and maintained to agreed standards.
Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Head of PMO will act as the lead commercial expert within the Estates Directorate with regards to capital investment, renewal and sustainability projects and programmes across the Estate portfolio. Key aspects of the role include leading on project controls; contract procurement and supply chain management; cost planning and forecasting; and strategic scheduling across a diverse range of projects and programmes.
The successful candidate will have proven experience in a programme and commercial management role ensuring governance and assurance as well as risk management across a project and estate management environment. You will have strong reporting & presentation skills and experience of procurement and supply chain management in the construction and estates industry.
The role calls for an individual with a proactive and highly motivated disposition and who will embrace the exciting challenge of setting up a Programme Management Office across a diverse estate management function. You will be a collaborative team player who works positively to integrate systems and processes across the Estates team whilst interfacing with the Trust’s stakeholders.
The GDST offers a range of excellent benefits including generous pension and annual leave entitlements, significant fee remission, a range of health, wellbeing, professional development and financial benefits together with a flexible, progressive and inspiring working environment.
For more information, including the Candidate Brochure, please contact our retained advisor Ben Duffill ) at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 21st July 2019.