Planned Preventative Maintenance Supervisor

University of Northampton
March 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 - £37,099
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Planned Preventative Maintenance Supervisor

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£30,487 - £37,099 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • Job Description - Planned Maintenance Supervisor.pdf (PDF, 134.3kb)
  • About the job

    Interview date: 28 March 2024

    We are seeking a proactive, organised and flexible Planned Preventative Maintenance Supervisor to join our award winning Estates & Campus Services team, supporting the Director of Estates & Campus Services with delivery of the University's Estates Strategy and departmental objectives.

    The post holder will ensure statutory compliance of the built environment. They will oversee the delivery of planned preventative maintenance of all building systems through, both in house teams and contractors to ensure safe operating models are adhered to and quality outputs are maintained.

    The post holder will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of building systems, infrastructure and building related compliance.

    This full time post is required to cover core hours of operation, however will need to be flexible to ensure that contractors are supported during service and maintenance visits. Excellent training and development opportunities are also available, alongside a number of additional employee benefits.

    Day to day:

  • Empower operatives to achieve the right work at the right time.
  • Manage, monitor, and measure operatives and contractors' workmanship.
  • Scope small surveys of work and identify PPM tasks.
  • Escalate serious events and occurrences.
  • Deliver toolbox talks.
  • Write and review Safe Operating procedures.
  • Provide escalation for the on call out of hours service.
  • Manage all aspects of employee welfare, absence, attendance and performance.
  • Reinforce the Health & Safety Culture
  • About you

    Reporting to the Planned Maintence & Contracts Manager, you will have an excellent understanding of health and safety legislation and its application in building maintenance. You will be organised in your approach to work and time management. Be proactive, responsive and lead by example for the expected quality and safety standards within the team.

    You will have a positive professional and versatile attitude, excel communication & negotiation skills with both staff and contractors, allowing us to keep track of works and ensuring progress is monitored and accurately reported.

    This post will require you to demonstrate statutory compliance and KPI outcomes, managing a high quality of workmanship in the delivery of planned works stream. The post holder will carefully observe service delivery to provide coaching, make recommendations for training and coordinate resources to ensure the successful completion of tasks. Your mechanical and/or electrical knowledge will help you quickly resolve issues or identify additional tasks/gaps in service, with the ability to support business decisions with technical reports.

    Being responsible for aspects of staff management, from planning schedules to recruitment, performance monitoring & management. Also holding excellent IT skills and the ability to control a budget.

    Change management experience with the ability to adapt to technological advances is key as the estate has some advanced systems and will continue to develop as we grow.

    A clear ability to deal with critical incidents relating to services and develop planned programmes in to monitor and manage the condition of the estate.



  • Electrical or Mechanical qualification to minimum NVQ Level 3
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Desirable;

  • L8 Management qualification
  • High Voltage Management qualification
  • Please note, a Full UK driving licence is required for this role.


    Our award winning Estates & Campus Services department provides leading services to support the University strategy through the provision, management, maintenance and development of a first class estate, enhancing the student experience and creating an environment that builds and develops our internal and external communities.

    The department includes divisions relating to Projects & Capital Development, Maintenance Services, Facilities Services, Security & Community Safety, Catering, Commercial & Events, Safety & Business Continuity, Residential Services and Environment & Sustainability.

    The Maintenance Services Team has a key focus on compliance and promoting a safe and legal environment.

    About us

    1st Degree Facilities is a trading name of UNEL which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Northampton and this vacancy is covered by UNEL Terms and Conditions of employment.

    This is an exciting time to join our Company as the University relocated in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus.

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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