November 8, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Leigh Academies Trust has an exciting new vacancy for a (Building  Services) Technical Manager. 
£49,643 per annum
Working Pattern
37 hours per week
Closing Date
December 05, 2023


Our successful candidate will be able to provide technical support and guidance to Estates Operational colleagues related to  all building services operations across our diverse portfolio of 31 Academies ensuring they provide an environment conducive with education and learning.

You will work closely with the Estates Project team, advising on building services technical elements and where appropriate, delivering building services specific projects.

You will also support the Deputy Estates Director and the Compliance Team in managing and monitoring the trust utilities contracts delivering and promoting an energy consumption-conscious culture across the organisation, ensuring that good energy management is ingrained into our operations and ways of thinking.

The successful candidate will be based at Strood Academy but can expect to be required to regularly travel to all LAT Academies.

We can offer you:

  • An extremely supportive, friendly team and work environment
  • Commitment to job-specific training
  • Commitment to personal professional development
  • The opportunity to be part of Leigh Academies Trust, benefiting from shared resources and support

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • Well organised and have the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Proactive and curious with a self driven desire for continual improvement
  • Be supportive and helpful
  • Flexible and adaptable to suit the needs and requirements of the Trust
  • Confident in communicating with personnel at all levels and with stakeholders including parents/guardians, students, staff and local community members
  • Able to demonstrate integrity and professionalism in all that they do

This role offers a salary of £49,643 per annum, permanent position.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to discuss further prior to submitting an application, please contact Charlotte Herberts (Recruitment Coordinator) on / 01634 412 445.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

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