Lead Engineer/Technical Services Manager

The Children's Trust
Tadworth, Surrey
£48,000 - £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing date
31 May 2022

An exciting new, high-profile opportunity has arisen for a Technical Services Manager to join The Children’s Trust. Reporting to the Head of Strategic Estates Management, the Technical Services Manager will be part of a team supporting the operational management of The Children’s Trust Estate, encompassing the 24-acre Tadworth site consisting of 15 buildings including a Grade 1 listed Mansion House and extensive grounds and (currently) 20 retail units across the South-East.

As Technical Services Manager, you will be reporting to the Head of Strategic Estates Management.  Your role will be to manage all elements of hard FM services and will extend to supporting the outputs of the directly employed maintenance team and our technical service contractors. You will be responsible for the planning and delivery of mechanical, electrical and fabric compliance, planned and reactive maintenance work; lifecycle management of assets; and the introduction of improvements to energy efficiency and sustainability of these services. You will work closely with the Estates Compliance Manager, Health, Safety and Compliance team and the operational estates team.  

You will need to be a qualified Engineer with extensive experience of managing hard FM services, demonstratable experience of setting up processes and procedures in a similar setting, managing and motivating a diverse team and experience gained from the Healthcare sector is desirable.

This is a chance for an outstanding candidate to make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of children and families.

Hybrid working available.

We offer a ‘Golden Hello’ of £1,000 for newly appointed employees, paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met, further details available on request

For a copy of the candidate briefing pack please contact the Recruitment & Compliance Team, on 01737 365 880 or email: recruitment@thechildrenstrust.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form MUST be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered.  As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process. 

Closing Date:  Sunday 22nd May 2022. (The job may close earlier if a candidate if identified).

Interview Date:  TBC

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. 

Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton and Epsom.

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include: free on-site parking; a staff shuttle service from Coulsdon South train station to Tadworth Court; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.

The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. 

The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/about/statement-equity-diversity-Inclusion

(The job may close earlier if a candidate is identified).

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