Joining the Estates Team and reporting into the Head of Estates as his deputy, you will be a pro-active team player, experienced in managing an estates team and overseeing contractors (which support the infrastructure of the building and its functions). A focus of the role is delivering a cost effective service and continuing to maintain these savings. The ability to manage a cohesive team and maintain a positive working environment is important. You will be collaborating with the Head of Estates as his deputy to bring 3 different contracts in house, bringing about 170 members of staff on board across maintenance, security and cleaning. You will show strong stakeholder liaison throughout, with a positive working culture being imperative to the University, this role is really about a personality fit – the Head of Estates is looking for a competent Deputy he can trust to handover too.
About the role
The role requires you to be a pro-active busy character, with a big emphasis on the mobilization of these contracts, you will need to hit the ground running. An articulate and measured profile is required, as the Estate is very busy and a positive working environment is always fostered. This is a big role, requiring you to take on a large remit across both hard and soft services, but above all else, it requires you to be comfortable managing a big team and supporting the Head of Estates in a collaborative way.
About the client
Paying £55,000-60,000, with a plethora of benefits, my client is an incredibly progressive employer, fostering an environment in which people can comfortably express themselves, learn and grow. Set in beautiful offices and with an open work/space, there is an awful lot of autonomy in the role – You need to be a profile that can be trusted to do quality, consistent work, and in turn will be respected and allowed your own flexibility. Furthermore, with a contributory pension scheme of up to 30%, coupled with 30 days paid annual leave, 6 extra days of University closure and a further 8 bank holidays, this is an opportunity that cannot be missed.
If this is of any interest to you please send over your CV, or alternatively drop me a call.