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Deputy Director, Maintenance Operations

  • £80,000 - £98,500
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 18173

Deputy Director, Maintenance Operations
£80,000 – £98,500 per annum  plus excellent benefits

Parliament and the Palace of Westminster is one of the most iconic and significant estates portfolios in the world.  It is home to one of the busiest parliaments, operating on a World Heritage site which attracts visitors from all over the globe, with more than a million people passing through its doors each year.

The Parliamentary Maintenance Services Team (PMST) is a team of approximately 250 directly employed house staff and contractors. This team maintains the Parliamentary Estate (Commons & Lords) buildings, engineering systems and furnishings, in order to ensure a fully functioning, safe working environment for the many thousands of people for who work in and visit Parliament whilst ensuring the buildings are equipped for the demands of the 21st century.

This is a critical senior level role in PMST with a mandate to deliver within a highly technical and politically complex environment. The role will report to the Director of Parliamentary Maintenance and will be responsible for all maintenance operations, ensuring the continued and safe operation of all building services which form part of the Parliamentary Estate. The role holder will be required to deputise for the Director of PMST as and when required.

The postholder will have demonstrable experience in managing both in-house technical teams of specialist engineers & surveyors but also be proficient in the management of an external supply chain. Strong commercial and contract management experience is essential. Previous experience in a similar heritage estate would be beneficial but not essential. The key skills are the ability to lead and develop a team to provide world-class facilities.

This is an industry-leading opportunity to work in an environment of unparalleled complexity across one of the most historic and high-profile estate portfolios globally.

The candidate brief can be viewed and downloaded at

For a confidential discussion and/or the full briefing particulars please contact our retained advisors Michael Hewett ( or Matt Giles on ( at The Management Recruitment Group.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th June 2023.

The Management Recruitment Group have been exclusively retained for this appointment. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

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