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Head of Maintenance & Facilities

  • £63,673 - £65,578
  • Permanent
  • Lincoln, UK
  • 17778

Head of Maintenance and Facilities
£63,673 – £65,578 p.a. with potential to progress to £71,659 p.a. through continued exceptional performance. Plus excellent benefits.

The University of Lincoln is seeking to recruit a Head of Maintenance and Facilities to lead and manage the Hard FM Maintenance Team and the Soft FM Facilities Team within the Estates department.

The University of Lincoln is a high achieving centre of academic excellence which has been recognised nationally and internationally. It is an ambitious, fast-paced dynamic organisation with multiple stakeholders which strives always to improve the student and staff experience and engagement with the wider Lincoln community.

The Estates Department comprises a high performing team of estate professionals that continues to manage and develop a high-quality estate. The University has an ongoing commitment to invest in its Estate through Masterplans which will entail the completion of several multi-million-pound projects both new build and refurbishment together with a host of minor capital and revenue projects. The Maintenance and Facilities function is well established with a well-resourced team and budget to support both recent and planned growth, for example the recent addition of a Medical School and c.3,000 new residential bed spaces.

In the year ahead, the  department  will  be  focusing  upon  forward  planning  and  supporting  the  University’s  new  strategic  plan.    Work on new campus masterplans will commence and these will be aligned with the Net Zero sustainability agenda.

The Head of Maintenance and Facilities will be key in the design and delivery of the Estates Strategy and will be responsible for the effective and timely delivery of all reactive and planned maintenance, all security, cleaning, portering, post, car parking, waste management, landscaping and pest control. The role will involve supporting the Contracts Manager in the management of the Hard and Soft FM contracts, ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation and good practice. It will oversee the delivery of Mechanical and Electrical, Building Fabric and Facilities activity across the estate with a budget spend of c.£15m per year. They will ensure that the Maintenance and Facilities Strategy is delivered through the teams and implement robust measurement of metrics demonstrating team performance and delivery.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in managing planned and reactive maintenance, strong commercial experience in managing Hard and Soft FM contracts and delivering estates and facilities activity across a similar complex and challenging environment.  The role requires excellent client and stakeholder management skills, together with wide estates experience and strong technical knowledge.

The candidate brochure can be viewed here.

To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisor David Craven of MRG on / 07932717438.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th March.

We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa, however, if you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Please refer to?UK Visas and Immigration?for further information and to consider your eligibility requirements to work in the UK prior to your application.

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