Contracts Manager Uk Sponsorship Available

May 15, 2024
£34.0 - £44.3 / year

Job Description




The University of Reading’s unique “University within a Park” setting, which spans three beautiful campuses (Whiteknights, with its early 19th century planned landscape, London Road, with its formal gardens and ceremonial Great Hall, and Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames, with its riverside garden landscape), is an inspiring place to work.

With such a diverse portfolio, the Estates Team at Reading never has a dull day. In addition to managing and maintaining the University’s academic teaching and research buildings, we look after a large collection of Champion Trees, an expansive lake, and the university SportsPark.

We are looking for a highly driven and flexible individual to join the Maintenance Services team as Contracts Managers in Estates.

The post holder will be in charge of procuring and delivering maintenance contracts, which will primarily support the planned preventative maintenance strategy. They will guarantee that maintenance contracts are completed to specification and under budget in a safe and complex multi-stakeholder setting. You will have the technical expertise to administer the programme in a way that ensures a safe, dependable, and cost-effective service.

You will be responsible for managing our designated external contractors in our large and diverse estate, reflecting the University’s statutory responsibilities.

You’ll have:

  • A background in building services.
  • Proven contract management skills.
  • Experience in procurement techniques and legislative knowledge that may be applied to tender and contract processes.
  • A commercial approach that ensures contracts are delivered within budget
  • Experience administering planned, preventive maintenance programmes and works in a diverse estate.
  • Awareness of current statutory requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders.
  • A constructive and proactive approach to managing health and safety, promoting its importance in contract management, and how to implement this in a diverse estate.
  • Good IT knowledge with expertise using CAFM systems and the Microsoft Office package.

Closing date: June 8, 2024.

Interviews will be place on June 28, 2024.

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact information.

Contact Role:

Senior Contract Manager

Contact Role:

Head of Programme Maintenance

Contact Name:

Anna Windsor

Contact Name:

Chris Hellier

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 5520 (working hours only).

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7283 (work hours only)

Contact email:

Contact email:

applicants from job seekers requiring sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. Sponsorship may be available under the Skilled Worker Route based on the applicable SOC code for this role. Applicants should ensure that they have the necessary points to meet the PBS requirements. The UK Visas and Immigration Website provides more information about this.

The University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, endorses the Athena SWAN Charter for Gender Equality and the Race Equality Charter, and promotes LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-sharing, part-time, and flexible working arrangements are encouraged and will be considered based on business needs.