The University of Reading‘s Estates Directorate oversees the day-to-day maintenance and operation of 186 buildings in the Academic Estate across Whiteknights, London Road, and Greenlands campuses. Additionally, the Estates team manages approximately 200 other buildings in the University’s commercial, strategic, and residential portfolios when necessary.
£57,696 to £64,914 per annum
Whiteknights Reading UK
HEAD OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Roles & Responsibilities
The Head of Facilities Management is tasked with overseeing the daily operations of the University’s soft facilities management functions. This includes responsibilities such as managing the Security Control Room, cleaning academic and commercially let buildings, overseeing building management through officers and porters, and handling postal services, including mail delivery and exam script distribution.
Applicants should demonstrate a proven track record in leading customer-focused Facilities Management teams, possess an in-depth understanding of technical and professional requirements in the field, exhibit excellent communication and analytical skills, and showcase expertise in budgetary management. A commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, along with the ability to navigate complex institutional challenges with diplomacy, is essential.
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The University welcomes applications from candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK. The institution is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, supporting gender equality, race equality, and LGBT+ equality. Job-share, part-time, and flexible working arrangements are encouraged, considering business needs.