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Estates Maintenance and Minor Works Manager

Uppingham School
Uppingham, Oakham
£50,000 pa
Closing date
28 Jan 2022
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Estates Maintenance and Minor Works Manager

£50,000 pa

This is an exciting opportunity to manage the maintenance of Uppingham School’s built estate and play a key role devising and implementing the maintenance strategy as part of the School’s ambitious infrastructure strategy.

The Uppingham School estate covers 125 non-contiguous acres, almost one mile apart at its extremities and interspersed by town housing and retail properties.  It includes 59 acres of playing fields, 14 acres of gardens, and a built estate of 80 buildings with an insurance replacement value of £200 million, whose combined external footprint is 775,000 sq ft, and of which 23 are listed (Grades I – II).  Buildings include teaching blocks, assembly buildings, boarding houses, staff housing, administrative and technical accommodation, and sports facilities. 

The Estates Maintenance and Minor Works Manager will devise and implement a maintenance strategy with a strong emphasis on preventative, cyclical and life-cycle planning, using Flow360 as the School’s computer-aided facilities management system.

They will deliver a high standard of service by planning ahead, designing work streams and deploying resources:  this includes line managing the in-house maintenance team (15 staff) and commissioning work from external consultants and contractors. They will also ensure the statutory compliance of building services and ensure health and safety and risk management practices are embedded in the work of the maintenance function.

The ideal candidate will require membership of a recognised professional body e.g. RICS, CIOB etc. with post qualification experience, along with team leadership experience in a facilities or property management role in a large, multi-site organisation, with multiple stakeholders. Experience of undertaking condition surveys and formulating life cycle and long-term maintenance plans and knowledge of statutory buildings legislation is equally important.

They will also need contract management skills, experience of using a CAFM system, procurement procedures and budgetary management experience.

In return, Uppingham School offer a range of benefits, which include:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare 
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff.
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts (via Sodexo platform)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Occupational Health Services 
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 28th January 2022.

Interviews will take place on 14th February 2022.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

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