Building Maintenance Supervisor

University of Sheffield - Department of Estates & Facilities Management (EFM) Engineering & Maintenance

Job Reference Number: UOS017216

Are you interested in working for a Top 100 employer? The University of Sheffield has been named as one of the best places to work in the UK for a 2nd year in a row by The Sunday Times and has been ranked in 25th place in the Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work for 2017.

We are currently looking to recruit 2 Building Maintenance Supervisors with robust people management experience to join the Engineering and Maintenance division of the Estates and Facilities Management (EFM) team.

EFM is responsible for maintaining all buildings and gardens, running property and facilities and procuring new buildings. The Estate contains a wide and dynamic range of properties which understandably present their own challenges. Some, such as the Arts Tower, are of great architectural importance and ought to be preserved as part of our national heritage, whilst others like the award winning Information Commons, are modern and sophisticated in their design and servicing. EFM have recently picked up the 'Outstanding Estates Strategy' award for improving the environment and public realm of Sheffield at the national Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs).

In this exciting role you will assist the Building Maintenance Managers in leading a team of in house technical staff and contractors to ensure that building maintenance services on the University estate are sound, safe and legally compliant. It will be vital that policies, procedures and standards for planned maintenance and inspection are understood and implemented effectively.

You will have the ability and scope to influence and implement change. You will liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders demonstrating an ability to consistently deliver a high quality and efficient service.

A qualification/apprenticeship in Joinery and/or construction (or equivalent experience/qualification) is critical, as is a sound working knowledge of relevant HSE legislation.

You will be responsible for; Supervising, co-ordinating and overseeing the work of a team of Building Maintenance Technicians (Joiners, Builders, Painters & Decorators), working on the University campus; carry out building fabric maintenance work using building maintenance skills and experience. Assist staff on site to resolve problems that arise; liaise with contractors and University departments. At all times work in compliance with the University’s policies, current technical legislation and Health and Safety standards. Liaise with Electrical and Mechanical Supervisors to ensure progress of multi-trade works. As a member of the works team you may be required to travel between locations possibly using a University vehicle requiring the need for a full, clean Driving Licence. If you are passionate about what you do, able to effect change and are results driven we want to hear from you.

We offer an envious Total Reward Package that includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement and access to the Juice Health and Wellbeing package. All of this and more, including access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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Closing date: 3 October 2017

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