Building Services Manager
Professional Services - Hastings

Closing date: 20/09/2021

Job posted date: 30/07/2021

Salary: East Sussex Grade 11 - £34,474 - £35,802

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37

Can you provide a professional and effective facilities management service for our academy?

The Estates & Facilities Management team are looking to appoint an experienced Building Services Manager who can confidently communicate with our stakeholders and lead on the delivery of building services to our academy partners.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic self-starter who is used to working in a busy team but with minimal supervision, in the delivery of our estate’s management services.

As a new role the postholder will need to be able to see the ‘bigger picture’ and be solution focused as they will be influential in the evolution of building services across the trust and the ongoing development of associated services.

This includes the use of CAFM software, the procurement and management of planned maintenance contracts, the development and implementation of key processes and systems.  

The role will be offered on a hybrid arrangement with part office/part home working with additional travel to our academies (approx. 1 day per week). 

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact Darren Setters, Estates and Facilities Director on

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date: 20th September 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 20th September 2021

Proposed start date: ASAP

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.


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