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Maintenance Manager – Full Time


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About the role

To maintain the Møller Institute buildings, along with the planning and managing of projects and capital investments and site wide compliance.

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, 10 days over 14, including weekends as required.

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum

Key responsibilities

  • To support the Centre Manager / Director of Finance with the creation and delivery of the five-year and ten-year maintenance plan, liaising closely regarding budgets and cash-flow depreciation.
  • To maximise the completion of projects, liaising with Centre Manager and Client Development and Relationship Team, whilst minimising disruption to preserve quality, customer satisfaction, yield, and profit.
  • To carry out monthly checks of critical areas for compliance, as identified in our risk management process, including water hygiene, mechanical lifts, electrical testing, and training.
  • With support from the Facilities Assistant, take a hands-on approach to check and complete all maintenance requests, ensuring the overall appearance of the building is maintained via proactive and reactive repairs as required.
  • Weekly checking of all mechanical services across both buildings to ensure efficient operation, to include lights, heating, and ventilation equipment.
  • To be responsible for negotiating and managing mechanical service contract contents and call outs.
  • To liaise with and arrange external contractors as required, ensuring their work is to the required standard.
  • To actively contribute to the customer-orientated environment, including research and input through product development.
  • Liaise closely with Churchill College Maintenance to share best practice, market research, and achieve best value.
  • Raise awareness & understanding of planning discipline and skill across the maintenance team.
  • To develop the knowledge of mid to senior management on building and facility management.
  • To ensure the safe and correct use of equipment and materials at all times.
  • To ensure that all plant and equipment is maintained appropriately with training given as required.
  • To carry out risk assessments in all areas of maintenance or capital investment.
  • To maintain order records and check invoices against orders and purchases, recommending suppliers in the Institute’s best interest.
  • To work as a member of the Head of Department team attending all meetings and training as required.
  • To ensure rotas are created in a consistent, cost effective and timely manner, ensuring appropriate cover is made where required.
  • In conjunction with the Operations Teams, responsible for conducting health & safety and fire training for new staff and refresher training for current staff as required.
  • To ensure that you abide by all the policies and procedures which are included in the staff handbook.
  • To carry out any reasonable request made by members of the Senior Management Team.

Ideal candidate

We are looking for an organised, multi-skilled maintenance manager, or maintenance professional looking for their next step.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Sound working knowledge of Building Management Systems (BMS) software.
  • Proven track record of working in a building maintenance role.
  • Previous management/leadership experience.
  • Proficient management of contractors and supplier procurement.
  • Multi-trade knowledge.
  • Experience managing contractors and external suppliers.
  • Good knowledge of health and safety regulations.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and problem-solving skills.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Current fire safety qualification
  • Current first aid qualification

Benefits of working at the Møller Institute

  • Pension
  • Health Care Cash Plan
  • Free meal provided each day
  • 33 days of annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Your birthday off
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Cycle to work scheme

About the Møller Institute

The Møller Institute provides space and context for the development of current and future leaders through leadership development programmes. Programmes are delivered at our purpose-built, start-of-the-art conference venue within the ground of Churchill College, University of Cambridge. The Institute provides clients with meeting rooms, accommodation, catering and tech solutions to ensure all meetings and events are a success.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, they are professional, enthusiastic, hardworking, fun, loyal and creative, with a positive mind-set around client engagement, support and service. If you would like to be part of a team that has a great story, is committed to quality, has clear growth strategies for the future and is focused on personal development, you are in the right place.

The Møller Institute is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Churchill College, University of Cambridge, and all of our profits are gift aided to the College to support the education of future leaders, the next generation.

Note: Sponsorship is not attached to this role. You will need a right to work in the UK, and you will be required to demonstrate this.


Please note: If you do not heard from us within four weeks, please assume that your application has not been successful. However, we would like to thank you for your interest.