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Head of Maintenance


Location:  Egham
Salary:  £55,487 to £67,712 per annum - including London Allowance
Appointment at the higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 10 April 2023
Reference:  0223-089

Full-Time, Permanent.

The Estates department is in the process of developing the Colleges historic estate to provide a 21st century campus and user experience that meets the increasingly contemporary needs of the people studying, working, and visiting here. The Estates Department is in the final stages of a post pandemic restructure and the new Head of Maintenance role is a key enabling part of this new structure. 

This post, reporting through to the Deputy Director (FM) will manage the Maintenance Team resources for the Estates Department. 

It will be instrumental in creating a step change in expectation, delivery, communication and right first-time work quality and quality control at both a departmental and individual ‘lived’ level in the DLT through both direction and individual personal example. The role will also be instrumental in defining improved proactive strategies around the scope, specification and management of MEP systems, policies and procedures appropriately aligned with the University’s sustainability culture.  

The Head of Maintenance will support the Estates and wider College Senior Team, Therefore, the postholder will be required to adopt a College wide perspective and build relationships accordingly with a variety of professional service and academic stakeholders, both within and out with the University to facilitate the briefing, governance and delivery of all Estates works and services. 

The successful candidate will have a positive and tested track record of working in a senior Facilities Management/Maintenance role in an HEI or similar scale organisation professional service department and exhibit excellent organisation, interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills with the ability to communicate with staff and stakeholders at all levels.   

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0223-087

Closing Date: 23:59, 10 April 2023

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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