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Senior Facilities and Contracts Manager

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Would you like to work in a modern Higher Education institution where student experience, customer service, academic quality, value for money and continuous improvement are at the forefront of how we make our decisions? Are you ready to place the student at the heart of all that you do? If your answer is ‘yes’, we have a great opportunity for you to experience it all for yourself as a Senior Facilities and Contracts Manager. 

In this role, you will be responsible for leading an in-house team and providing operational oversight for a third-party Facilities Management service partner. You will ensure that the University of Sunderland in London is a safe, clean, and well-managed working environment that supports teaching and learning activities and enhances students’ experience. As this is a brand-new role, it is an exciting opportunity where you will be able to make your mark and thrive in this vital area of our operations.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have experience in managing a facilities services operation, including: setting and monitoring standards in line with legislation and managing contracts for third party suppliers. You will be customer focussed with experience providing specialist advice and a pragmatic decision maker with the ability to solve problems and plan solutions. You will ideally have a qualification in Health and Safety or demonstrable experience and knowledge of Health and safety legislation.

With our community of staff and students growing steadily, this is an interesting and rewarding role which offers the chance to positively impact the experience and outcomes of our students.

In return, we offer you:

  • Generous 31 days of annual leave on top of Bank Holidays
  • 5 closure days over Christmas period
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Access to MyLifestyle benefit platform with plentiful of discounts and offers
  • Access to discounts via Totum Card
  • Free eye test
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Car Salary Sacrifice schemes
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies
  • Our commitment to training and development
  • Our location in Canary Wharf with many transport links for easy access

To meet the requirements of this student-facing role, we anticipate the successful candidate will be based full-time at the UoSiL campus in Canary Wharf in London.

If you are up for the challenge and want to know more, please see the attached job description and person specification.  

To apply, you will need to register on our e-recruitment platform and complete an application form.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Lynsey Bendon, Assistant Director (Infrastructure) via [email protected]

Closing Date: Midnight, 21 August 2023

Interviews will be held: w/c 11 September 2023

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