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Estates Technical Manager

University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

Carmarthen or Swansea campus as the base, but required to regularly work across other campuses

- ABOUT US -

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is proud of our dedicated and talented employees, and we work together as a team to make a difference to the lives of our students and the communities we serve. We are 14th in the UK for Social Inclusion and 28th in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2023), and 21st in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2023).

We are now looking for an Estates Technical Manager to join our team on a full time, permanent basis, working 37 hours per week.

- THE ROLE –

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services and Compliance the post holder will be responsible for managing new and traditional estates services and systems across the University.  The post holder will ensure all planned preventative maintenance operations are carried out whilst prioritising the reactive and often urgent demanding maintenance needs of the University. 

The post holder will be experienced in delivering a high-quality service, they will provide leadership and management of the in-house carpentry, painting and fabric teams and will be required to work collaboratively with other professional services Units in particular with the Estates and Facilities wider team.

The post holder will be required to provide support to the Head of Technical Services and Compliance and provide an internal consultancy service within the Estates & Facilities department, this will include but is not limited to surveys, snagging and dilapidations. 

- ABOUT YOU -

To be considered as an Estates Technical Manager, you will need:

  • Educated to a degree standard or in a construction related subject accredited by RICS or equivalent experience.
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • ILM Level 5 or equivalent experience
  • Asbestos Management Qualification
  • Possess good interpersonal, communication and presentational skills, both oral and written, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective organisational skills as well as meet tight deadlines when required.
  • Good working knowledge of the Building Regulations and relevant British & EN Standards
  • Proven experience of effective project management
  • Proven experience of preparing formal tender documentation such as drawings, specifications, schedules of works etc. and contract administration under JCT or NEC.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work to critical targets and deadlines.
  • Able to work in a team as well as autonomously to a high level of accuracy whilst driving performance objectives.
  • Experience of working with listed/heritage buildings

It would be beneficial if you also have:

  • Previous experience in a customer service / consultancy role
  • Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh (oral and written).

- BENEFITS –

  • Annual leave entitlement is 35 days’ annual leave per year, plus 8 bank holidays and 4 University closure days

Our employees get access to a comprehensive pay and benefits package in recognition of their valued contribution including:

  • Competitive pay and pay progression
  • Generous annual leave allowance including Christmas/New Year closure
  • Pension scheme membership from USSto provide benefits for you and your family
  • Access to a benefits and wellbeing platform, with a choice of benefits to suit your needs, including electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme and financial wellbeing services
  • Support for health and wellbeing, including access to on-campus sports facilities at discounted rates, occupational health, and counselling support services
  • Career and development opportunities, including support to gain further qualifications
  • Family-friendly policies that provide for flexible working, including enhanced paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Travel schemes, including the cycle to work scheme

Please note, this application process does not include the option to submit a CV.

Note your correspondence language will be determined by the language you apply in.  To apply in Welsh, please click ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of the screen. 

Closing date: 12 March 2024, 11:59pm

Location: Carmarthen, Swansea
Salary: £39,347 to £45,585 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 12th March 2024
Job Ref: 51268
   
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