Director of IT and Estates

The Heath Family Trust

  • L10 – L15 (£58,959) to (£66,626)
  • The Heath Family Trust Central Office / North West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Based at: The Heath Family Trust Central Office, North West – with some hybrid working
  • Salary: L10 – L15 (£58,959) to (£66,626)
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, working all year round
  • Holidays: 26 days per annum, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus all statutory Bank Holidays
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Accountable to: CEO
  • Contract type: Permanent

The Heath Family Trust is seeking an entrepreneurial Director of IT and Estates to develop and implement strategies that ensure outstanding learning infrastructure for our schools.

The Heath Family Trust operates across the North West of England, with three secondary and five primary schools in Halton, Knowsley and Sefton.

Our schools are challenging, with double the national rate of deprivation. We want someone to work with us who is excited by that challenge and passionate about making a real difference.

We exist

To empower our children to overcome barriers, be able to compete with the best, and shape the future.

We behave

With kindness: we look out for each other.

With integrity: we do the right thing.

With tenacity: we do what it takes.

We will succeed through

clarity, collaboration, accountability, and academic rigour

The Director of IT and Estates will play a pivotal leadership role in defining and delivering the Trust’s strategy for operational effectiveness and long-term sustainability.

This includes developing and implementing IT and Estates strategies to deliver outstanding learning facilities and IT provision to our schools, as well as providing vision, strategic direction and leadership in the planning, management and development of effective operations across the Trust’s professional services teams and ensuring the Trust’s operational infrastructure is equipped to support the needs of the organisation.

The role also includes responsibility for all aspects of Health and Safety across the Trust.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of leading strategic operations for an organisation or significantly sized team within an organisation, and be able to evidence effective contract management expertise.

High level leadership and communication skills are essential to the role, as is the ability to work strategically and analytically. Experience of working within in a leadership or management team, along with working with Governors, Trustees or other similar stakeholders is also required.

Experience of procurement, project management and risk management, and a good knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation, is also prerequisite for a successful application.

Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, driven and has a commitment to continuous improvement and their own professional development. Entrepreneurial and creative, you will thrive under pressure whilst demonstrating reliability, trustworthiness, and a high degree of personal integrity.

All applicants must be committed to equal opportunities and share the mission and values of The Heath Family Trust.

To find our more and register your interest for the role please visit

If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Liz Hayden on 07706333575 or

  • The closing date for application is: Monday 4th December 2023
  • Interviews will be held: To be confirmed

This post is subject to Disclosure. The details contained within this job description reflect the content of the job at the date it was prepared. However, it is inevitable that over time, the nature of the job may change. Existing duties may no longer be required, and other duties may be gained without changing the general nature of the post or the level of responsibility entailed. Consequently, The Heath Family Trust will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult the postholder at the appropriate time.

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