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Head of Maintenance

Estates Maintenance Services

University Park

£44,263 to £63,029 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

Closing Date
Friday 26 July 2024


The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution providing an exceptional research-led education and an outstanding experience for 46,000 students from more than 150 countries. Built on the ethos that education can unlock potential and transform lives, we feature in the top 20 of all three major UK university rankings, and our graduates are among the most sought-after in the UK.

As the 5th largest estate in the sector with over 400 buildings, we are proud of our award-winning campuses, both at home and abroad, and continually invest in the University's grounds, buildings, and facilities. Developing and managing the University's environment is at the heart of our values, ensuring that the student experience and environmental sustainability remain firmly on the University's agenda.

We are looking for an experienced head of maintenance with excellent leadership skills to be responsible for the effective delivery of all planned and reactive maintenance across our university estate.  The successful candidate will develop effective maintenance delivery strategies in partnership with the Director of Estates Operations and the Associate Director of Asset Management and will provide leadership and line management to the Estates maintenance team and stores (60+ staff) including objective setting, performance reviews and succession planning. You will also support the procurement and management of an effective and efficient supply chain of maintenance contractors, materials suppliers and specialist consultants ensuring all KPI’s and SLAs are met.

Candidates should hold a HND qualification or equivalent in a maintenance or construction related subject and relevant professional health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH). You should also have advanced technical knowledge of mechanical & electrical plant & systems and have proven experience of leading large operational teams delivering maintenance to complex estates.

Further information on the duties for the post and the experience and qualifications required can be found on the attached job role profile.

This is a permanent post. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week). The expectation is that at least 4 days per week would be worked onsite.

Job share arrangements may also be considered.

Please note – Shortlisting will take place W/C 5 August. Interviews will take place W/C 2 September.

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes. We also offer an excellent holiday allowance of 30 days per year, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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