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Head of Engineering and Maintenance

  • £57,696 - £66,857
  • Permanent
  • Preston, UK
  • 18201

Head of Engineering and Maintenance
Salary £57,696 to £66,857 plus excellent benefits

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern University and one of the UK’s largest with a student and staff community approaching 38,000.

The UCLan core campus in the University’s home city of Preston covers a significant swathe of the city (an area of approximately 15 hectares with 63 buildings) and recently benefited from a transformative £200m Campus Masterplan to give it a world-class makeover.  UCLan has also invested significantly in recent years in its Burnley campus to serve Pennine Lancashire and its West Lakes campus to serve West Cumbria.  Collectively the campus estate creates an eclectic and highly visible built environment to support UCLan’s Mission and Strategic Aims.

UCLan is now seeking to make the crucial leadership appointment to the role of Head of Engineering and Maintenance.  Reporting to the Assistant Director of Estates Services, the postholder will lead the University’s drive to improve its estates performance. 

The role leads the engineering and maintenance teams at the University to ensure that the estate is maintained to the high standards within UCLan strategies, policies, and procedures, in accordance with industry/sector best practice, and is fully compliant with statutory legislation. This will include maintaining suitable and sufficient capacity and capability via in-house and contractor resources to meet the current and future business needs, proactively managing, reporting upon, and maximising the value of associated budgets and mitigating risks, developing and maintaining a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and sustainable environment for all who study, work, or visit UCLan.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of shaping, planning and delivering strategies that enhance an organisation's Maintenance Strategy.  You will be focused on delivering measurable impact through the delivery of projects and programmes, such as behavioural change programme and infrastructure investment projects.

To be a success in the role you will need to be proactive, enthusiastic, innovation and results-focused, with excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing abilities.  You will possess the experience and confidence to report at Board level and across a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

The role offers a fantastic leadership opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to play a key part in the continuing and future success of the University and its wider role in the North-West region.  The Candidate Brief can be viewed here:

To arrange a confidential briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors David Craven ( / 07932 717 438) at MRG.

Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV (of not more than four pages) and a covering letter (of not more than two pages). Applications should be sent to
Closing date for applications is Sunday 25th June 2023.

UCLAN welcomes and celebrates the rich diversity of our students, staff and our community partners. We recognise that our diversity is our strength and work hard to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are part of everything we do. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where everyone can feel safe, valued and able to thrive.

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