Operations Manager (Grounds Maintenance)

University of Reading - Maintenance & Business Services

We are seeking an Operations Manager to oversee the work of the operational grounds maintenance teams. This is an ideal opportunity for a proactive individual to develop into a grounds management role. The post will ensure that standards of workmanship are maintained, that teams achieve agreed monthly performance targets, that resource is allocated effectively to meet workload demands and that robust health & safety arrangements are in place and implemented.

The grounds maintenance service at Reading is delivered through an in-house maintenance team with support from specialist contractors. The successful candidate will have broad experience and knowledge of grounds management, ideally gained within a large and complex organisation.

You will have:

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written skills, including technical reports.
  • Broad grounds maintenance experience.
  • Commitment to achieving department key performance indicator targets.
  • Self-reliant and able to work alone using own initiative.
  • Good knowledge of horticulture, sport and grounds maintenance techniques.
  • An excellent working knowledge of health & safety requirements with a recognised qualification and the willingness to obtain Nebosh General Certificate.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Grounds Maintenance
Contact name: Rupert Taylor
Contact phone: 0784 3344513
Contact email: r.taylor@reading.ac.uk

Interview Date: Interview date: w/c 7th May 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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