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Head of Maintenance

University of Kent - Energy and Maintenance

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £54,421 to £68,892 Grade 9, per annum (depending on experience) plus Managers on call allowance - details to be provided at interview
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th June 2024
Closes: 27th June 2024
Job Ref: EST-172-24

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team as Head of Maintenance where you will take responsibility for the delivery of Electrical, Mechanical, Building Fabric maintenance as well as Landscape and Grounds Management across the estate in order to ensure customer satisfaction in the delivery of maintenance and stores services. 

You will ensure maintenance is undertaken for both planned preventative maintenance and reactive work through dedicated trades and operational managers achieving best value for money from the supply chain and optimum performance from in-house resources.

As Head of Maintenance, you can expect to be involved in:

Taking responsibility for the current and future maintenance of all electrical, mechanical, building, high-risk areas and site infrastructure. Attending/chairing meetings as required.

Ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance in relation to the University’s physical estate and engineering assets to avoid significant legal and financial costs and health and safety implications. You will take responsibility for compliance with Procurement and Financial regulations and budgets.

Maintaining the PPM system to meet changing technologies and ensuring all statutory PPM is compliant and in line with the CAFM system PPM schedule for the trade groups.

Maintaining records, ensuring statutory inspections are being programmed. Undertaking internal audits and working collaboratively with colleagues.

What will you bring to the role?

Degree/HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering/Building Services or equivalent. Significant industrial experience and other high level engineering qualifications may be considered. 

Demonstrable ability in the use of databases and Microsoft Office products and ability to adapt/transfer skills to use new technology with experience and competency of Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) software packages. 

Experience and relevant technical knowledge of building services, grounds and facilities management their technologies and their impact on the work environment in a complex technical environment.

Detailed knowledge of statutory health and safety and built environment legislation and how to ensure compliance across a diverse portfolio.

Proven management and leadership skills and ability to evaluate performance and motivate and manage a team. Experience of setting, managing and controlling maintenance budgets.

What we can offer in return:

As a member of our team, you can expect a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing. You'll enjoy a range of great staff benefits including:

  • hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office & home working (to be agreed in line with business needs) 
  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • corporate employee-funded healthcare plan, in partnership with Benenden Health
  • retailer and wellbeing discounts via Edenred
  • on campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery (Canterbury) & food outlets 
  • study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • support in your development and wellbeing at all stages of employment, including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • training and development opportunities at all levels
  • on-site parking

We are ambitious for our people, our communities and the region we serve – join us in making the world a better place. Visit our website for more on who we are: http://www.kent.ac.uk/about/

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. You will also need to upload your CV. For further information regarding the application process, please contact peopleserviceshr@kent.ac.uk quoting reference number EST-172-24.

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