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Established in 1965, the University of Kent – the UK’s European university – now has c.18,000 students across campuses or study centres at Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

A consistent strong performer in the league tables, in 2017 it was awarded a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16, Kent was in the top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook and 66th in its table of the most international universities in the world. The THE also ranked the University as 20th in its ‘Table of Tables’ 2016.

The Estates Department, with some 300 staff and an annual revenue budget of £26.8 million, is one of the largest Professional Services Departments in the University. It is responsible for the maintenance of c. 100 buildings spanning both the academic and residential portfolio across our Canterbury and Medway campuses.

The Estates Department seek to appoint a PPM Maintenance Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Hard FM, the successful candidate will manage, maintain and update the Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) system, ensuring asset lists and maintenance schedules are kept accurately and are up to date. As well as engaging with Estates colleagues in respect of updating the Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) system maintenance records including the creation of new PPM tasks.

Applicants must demonstrate a construction & building services background and a strong understanding of maintenance processes. You will also possess a recognised qualification in an engineering discipline and extensive experience and competency of CAFM software packages.

To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisor Matt Giles on of the Management Recruitment Group.

The Management Recruitment Group have been exclusively engaged for this assignment and all direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th July 2021.


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

Welcome to The Management Recruitment Group, senior level recruitment by senior level recruiters.  Find out more at

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