The GDST is a charitable company which owns and operates our independent schools and employs the staff at these schools and Trust Office.
Our Estate includes as diverse and varied portfolio of historic and modern buildings which are used for a wide range of purposes and activities. Each of which plays and important part in defining the character of our schools.
Over the years, we have invested significantly in the development and modernisation of our facilities. However, there is still much to be done and this work continues as we plan for an increasingly demanding parent body.
Our mission is to provide integrated, customer focused, sustainable and cost effective property services. Our vision is to provide a quality Estate and infrastructure that will enhance the GDST as a leader in girls’ education.
The Estates Director is responsible for the development and leadership of the GDST’s overall Estates strategy and team in support of the GDST’s strategy. The successful candidate will develop and deliver the GDST’s capital investment and maintenance programmes. The role supports the Trusts strategy to be leaders in educating girls through Estates and charitable objectives of maximising use of estates assets for benefit of current and future students.
GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applications must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.