Estates Maintenance Service Manager

Newport, Shropshire
£34,189 to £38,460 per annum
31 Jul 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title:                     Estates Maintenance Services Manager

Department:                Estates and Facilities

Grade:                         9

Salary:                         £34,189 to £38,460

Location:                     Newport, Shropshire

Opening Date:             31st July 2019

Closing Date:              30th August 2019

As part of substantial investment in Estates Maintenance Services resource, Harper Adams University is looking for an Estates Maintenance Service Manager to lead the Estates Maintenance Services team. The role will look after all the reactive and planned estates maintenance required on the University estate using both in-house trade staff and external contractors. Reporting directly to the Head of Estates and Facilities, the post-holder will manage a customer focussed, efficient team that works together cooperatively & has pride in their work at the University.

This is a challenging role working at a University with a significant academic reputation set in beautiful surroundings. The opportunity gives a huge variety & interest in the job which will attract an individual who works well in a team, can motivate staff & is driven to provide the very best service possible. The post-holder will manage a large maintenance budget & will be a significant part of the University support services in delivering estates maintenance to ensure that the campus & its wider estate continue to offer a high quality environment that is attractive to prospective students, current students & staff in a well presented, safe & legally compliant manner.

The post-holder will require essential excellent interpersonal skills, have a strong team history of leadership, organisation & management. They will have a background in maintenance & construction related activities (surveying, construction, construction consultancy services). They will be motivated, diligent & will work flexibly to embrace ongoing challenges in a very competitive & dynamic Higher Education Sector.

The role will be based at the campus set in beautiful countryside close to the Shropshire market town of Newport. The University estate has an area of 143 hectares, with approximately c30,000sqm of non-residential buildings plus approximately 800 beds in student halls (c17,700sqm). With a range of modern teaching and research facilities, some beautiful historic buildings, student services and sports facilities as well as some high-tech engineering facilities work will be varied. The campus is surrounded by the University’s 600 hectare Farm, but is in easy reach of Cheshire,  Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, and the West Midlands.

Harper Adams is a high quality, leading UK Higher Education institution focused on the land-based and food supply-chain sectors with an important national role in these areas as well as increasing academic interest in engineering and veterinary sciences. This role offers the opportunity to be part of an expanding Estates Maintenance team at an important time, developing a quality maintenance service to ensure that the University’s campus and its wider estate continue to offer an environment that is attractive to prospective applicants, current students and staff.      

Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme by clicking apply below. To be completed no later than midnight on 30th August 2019

These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointments ar confirmed.  This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. 

These posts are unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship.  Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.