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Head of Maintenance & Operations

The Management Recruitment Group
c.£70,000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

Job Details

Create a culture of exceptional service delivery across a technically diverse estate portfolio.

At the University of Warwick, our research is internationally leading, provocative and impactful. Our research transforms the ways in which we understand the world, creating lives that are healthier, safer, more resilient, more just and more fulfilled.

Solutions to global, national and regional challenges are achieved through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge. All our research is inspired by fundamental questions led by our own intellectual curiosity. Through our research, we also strive to inspire the curiosity of others.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the Head of Maintenance & Operations will lead the safe, compliant, efficient operation and maintenance of all university buildings, building systems and infrastructure. You will be responsible for the effective delivery of all aspects of reactive, planned and statutory maintenance function across our technically diverse estate.

The appointed candidate will lead our large in-house team of c.120 technicians, supervisors, and managers. Alongside day-to-day operations, you will also taking full responsibility for the annual budgets for planned and reactive maintenance, providing monthly reporting and management information for the future budgets and 5-year plans.

This is a strategic post which will allow the postholder to make a real impact across a complex research environment .

The successful candidate will ideally be qualified to degree level or equivalent in an Engineering/Building Services discipline with extensive experience in the management of planned & reactive maintenance. Strong programme management skills will be essential. This role will suit professionals with experience across diverse, complex estates who are adept in delivering ‘best in class’ services in similar high public footfall environments.

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1st October 2023.


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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