Cluster Surveying Partner
REAch2 Academy Trust (Home-based, covering Berkshire, north London, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire area)
Start Date
As soon as possible
£42,403 (SCP 34) to £48,478 (SCP 40) per annum FTE depending on experience

About the Role

REAch2 Academy Trust is currently looking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Cluster Surveying Partner to join our existing team of Cluster Surveying Partners and work with our schools in the Reading area and to be part of the wider REAch2 Estates Team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
High quality building and estate maintenance surveying and the project management of the associated improvement projects.

The successful candidate will be:
• Educated to HNC/D level or hold appropriate professional qualifications.
• Be highly motivated with the ability to pick up new skills quickly
• Have extensive, proven and demonstrable experience in the assessment of maintenance requirements, along with the production of associated cost estimates, technical detailing, tendering, contract administration and project management
• Proficient in using the National Building Specification
• Have practical knowledge, experience and understanding of school building projects

Additional skills:
• A full driving licence and access to a car is essential to the post.
• Possess good interpersonal and presentational skills.
• Will be able to develop and maintain positive relationships with headteachers and academy staff through regular, timely and effective communication.
• Well organized, efficient and able to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative
• The ability to use AutoCAD would be a distinct advantage.

Prior experience of ME projects would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Background Information about the Trust
Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. We currently support 60 primary academies across England, all of whom share our mission to provide the best possible education for our young people.

At the heart of this mission is the unshakeable belief that every child deserves a rich, rewarding, education, regardless of their background or geographical location. Our schools offer exceptional teaching from staff who make sure children get the best possible experience. Whether inside the classroom or extra-curricular activities, we offer pupils a comprehensive schooling which helps to shape the people they will become.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve.

Closing Date
Tuesday 26th March 2024 at midday – We reserve the right to end the recruitment process early, should we receive an appropriate field of applications.
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A flexible work location for this role
• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• A competitive salary,
• 29 days’ paid holiday (rising to 32 days after 5 years’ service) (pro rata for part-time or term-time only)
• Reimbursed travel expenses
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.