Building Fabric Manager (Estates)

Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, Lancashire
£35,326 to £39,739 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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

About You

With relevant qualifications and experience of estates and facilities management and the built environment, you will have in depth knowledge of Health & Safety and its application within an estates function. You will also have experience of managing in-house and outsourced facilities, within Higher Education or a similar building, in a planned and reactive maintenance management role across a large scale, diverse and technically complex estate.

To be successful, you must be able to demonstrate a can-do attitude and self-motivation. A team player, you will be passionate about customer service and delivering excellence.

About the Role

Sitting within the maintenance function, this role is critical in ensuring that the University's building fabric is managed and maintained to the highest possible standard, providing a safe and compliant working environment for  students, visitors and staff.

You will be responsible for leading on the implementation of the University’s maintenance strategy, contributing to the strategic  maintenance  planning  of the estate with responsibility for ensuring University buildings and facilities are accessible and maintained to the highest standard

You will provide strong line management and leadership to our in house maintenance team as well as taking on the role of Technical Expert in relation to the building fabric discipline, advising the Buildings & Maintenance Manager and the Head of Estates Management on the impact of any legislative changes or best practice in relation to building maintenance & compliance.


You will benefit from 25 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. Flexi-time is also in operation to help you maintain a positive work life balance. 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. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

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: Ella Schubmehl, Head of Estate Management at 

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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