Head of Estate Management

Ormskirk, Lancashire
£50,451 to £53,727 per annum
05 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You will be determined, tenacious, enabling and solution-focused with high levels of both emotional and political intelligence. You will be an experienced senior operational manager within a Building / Mechanical / Electrical maintenance service and possess detailed knowledge of legislation relating to estate management e.g. statutory compliance, CDM, planning and building regulations etc.

You will be adept at leading a large department, implementing and managing formal maintenance plans, strategies and procedures, service standards, KPIs and associated monitoring systems for maintenance services. As an experienced leader you will be an ambassador for coaching-led management and an active role model for a positive culture.

About the Role

You will deliver a vitally important strategic and tactical role across the whole of Facilities Management. You will be responsible for the strategic maintenance planning of the estate with responsibility for ensuring University buildings and facilities are accessible and maintained in accordance with current legislation in a safe and effective manner.

You will provide specialist technical advice to the Director of Facilities Management and the Senior Management Team. You will also have responsibility for statutory compliance and building maintenance activities across the estate, developing and implementing standards for building maintenance across the University.


Working at Edge Hill means working in a distinctly empowering environment, where culture and collaboration are valued above traditional process-driven thinking. This is a workplace where you can really make a difference.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, with optional corporate healthcare and extensive development opportunities.

You will benefit from 35 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity.

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Adrian McGillion, Director of Facilities Management at adrian.mcgillion@edgehill.ac.uk

The intention is to conduct interviews on campus on the 10th December. However, due to Coronavirus restrictions, this is subject to change and may move online.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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