Head of Hard Facilities Management

University of West of England Bristol
Frenchay Campus, Bristol
£53,353 - £63,673 per annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2023
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Head of Hard Facilities Management

Job reference: R05503

Location: Frenchay Campus

Salary: £53,353 - £63,673 per annum

Full time Permanent

The Head of Hard Facilities Management is a senior member of our Estates and Facilities department and is responsible for all aspects of hard FM and for all university properties.  This role is mainly based at our Frenchay campus but will also cover the entire university estate (predominantly the Bristol area).

You will lead and manage professional services, support strategic planning in order to support the efficient managing of the university estate and be responsible for operational delivery for all major and specialist contracts and operations.

You will develop and manage systems of work for sourcing, specifying and scheduling planned and reactive maintenance across the University estate and manage capital projects linked to the Estates Capital Maintenance (ECM) Plan.

You have experience of leadership and operational management of a Hard FM Services (HFMS) team and the ability to deliver effective and efficient use of allocated resources, including staffing and R&M and ECM budgets. 

You are an effective communicator, acting as the key liaison point for the HFMS team with other services and colleges, and a keen facilitator of collaborative working and developing the service.

Furthermore, you can lead and contribute to University wide projects and develop and promote innovative thinking.  You are a strategic thinker, who can contribute to the development of University policies and procedures in line with service strategy and plans.

About UWE Bristol:

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.

We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 24  in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2023 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims. 

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days per year.
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year.
  • career average pension schemes available for all staff groups.
  • access to employee assistance programme.
  • 1st month free to our Centre for Sport facilities for all new starters.
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives.
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme.
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme.

We also offer a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes and provide a tailored professional programme to support our academic colleagues in delivering the highest in professional teaching standards.

Add your individuality to ours

Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic and female candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.

Further information:

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact  nigel.cooper@uwe.ac.uk to arrange an informal discussion.

The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

Closing date: 09 February 2023.


UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.

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