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Estates Maintenance Services Manager

Estates & Facilities

Salary:   £34,189 to £38,460 per annum
The entry level is dependent upon relevant experience & qualifications
Closing Date:   Friday 30 August 2019
Interview Date:  
Reference:  JC-124

As part of substantial investment in Estates Maintenance Services resource, Harper Adams University is looking for an Estates Maintenance Service Manager to lead the Estates Maintenance Services team. The role will look after all the reactive and planned estates maintenance required on the University estate using both in-house trade staff and external contractors. Reporting directly to the Head of Estates and Facilities, the post-holder will manage a customer focussed, efficient team that works together cooperatively & has pride in their work at the University. This is a challenging role working at a University with a significant academic reputation set in beautiful surroundings.

The opportunity gives a huge variety & interest in the job which will attract an individual who works well in a team, can motivate staff & is driven to provide the very best service possible. The post-holder will manage a large maintenance budget & will be a significant part of the University support services in delivering estates maintenance to ensure that the campus & its wider estate continue to offer a high quality environment that is attractive to prospective students, current students & staff in a well presented, safe & legally compliant manner. The post-holder will require essential excellent interpersonal skills, have a strong team history of leadership, organisation & management. They will have a background in maintenance & construction related activities (surveying, construction, construction consultancy services). They will be motivated, diligent & will work flexibly to embrace ongoing challenges in a very competitive & dynamic Higher Education Sector.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Jonathan Cain, Head of Estates and Facilities on 01952 815266 or

These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointments ar confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.

These posts are unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.