Head of Maintenance

Norfolk, Norwich
£42,792 to £49,553 (doe) plus an excellent benefits package
27 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Hays Construction & Property is excited to be working in partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA) who are looking to recruit a Head of Maintenance to join their Estates team. This is a pivotal role and an exciting time to join the UEA to help them to achieve their ambitious plans for the future.

As well as being a local employer of choice in Norfolk, the UEA is a world-renowned institution, currently ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK. In a recent UK-wide student satisfaction survey, they were ranked 5th. Set on a beautiful 360-acre estate in Norwich, the university is investing over £300m in the estate over the next few years. 

As the Head of Maintenance, you will be working in a diverse team that manage the estate both operationally and strategically. You will be an established leader and you will have responsibility for managing a team of ­­­­­45. You will champion best practice, prioritising statutory compliance and managing 3rd party supplier relationships. The ideal candidate will come from an Estates, Maintenance or FM background, with experience in managing hard services, ideally in a public sector organisation. 

As the Head of Maintenance, you will have proven experience in a senior leadership role, managing both internal and external stakeholders, alongside managing large and complex budgets. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate outstanding communication skills and have an assertive nature. The ability to resolve conflict in a professional and fair manner will be key, as you will be managing subcontractors, ensuring the UEA is always receiving the best service and value for money. You will have excellent IT skills and a working knowledge of CAFM. 

It would be desirable but not essential for you to hold a degree, or equivalent qualification in engineering or facilities management. Membership of a related professional body such as CIBSE, CIOB or BIFM would be advantageous, though again not essential. 

In return, the UEA are offering a competitive salary with a range of attractive benefits and career progression. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly experienced team in a fantastic working environment. 

For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment website:


Or for an informal discussion please contact Kimberley Goodrum who is the retained consultant working in partnership with the UEA, alternatively please click apply now with your up to date CV.

Closing date for all applications will be on: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 1st October 2019 (times tbc) 

All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Kimberley Goodrum at Hays Construction & Property to be screened as part of the recruitment process.