Head of Maintenance

Canterbury, Kent
£49,149 to £56,950 per annum + substantial benefits package
26 Sep 2017
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Established in 1965, the University of Kent – the UK’s European University – is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. The University of Kent has been ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017, The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017 and the Complete University Guide 2017.

The Estates Department with some 260 staff and an annual revenue budget of circa £25m is one of the largest Professional Service Departments in the University. It is responsible for the maintenance of 68 buildings and 5400 student bedrooms at the Canterbury Campus and 3 owned and 12 leased buildings at the Medway Campus.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 22nd October 2017

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Estates (Maintenance & Compliance), the Head of Maintenance is responsible for the management of a multi-discipline team of trade staff providing the full range of reactive/planned electrical and mechanical services in addition to building fabric throughout our estate.  The directly employed maintenance team (DLO) is 40 strong and covers a diverse and complex portfolio of both academic and residential estate.

The successful candidate will be qualified in an M&E related discipline with extensive experience in the management of directly employed trade teams. In addition to strong people management ability you will also possess demonstrable expertise in the management of statutory compliance. This role will suit professionals with experience across diverse, complex estates who are adept in delivering ‘best in class’ services in similar high public footfall environments.

To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett at michael.hewlett@mrgpeople.co.uk or on 020 8892 0115 of The Management Recruitment Group.


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