At Kew, we strive to deliver the highest level of quality and excellence across our Estates services.
Our reputation as a World Heritage Site is renowned, and we set ourselves a significantly high standard of service to aspire to and achieve. Customer service and great delivery is essential, and we now seek to build a new team within the Estates Directorate to bring our services in-house and take them to the next level.
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
As Maintenance Manager, you will work across Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew and Wakehurst Estate, overseeing the delivery and implementation of the planned preventative, emergency and reactive maintenance. Highly collaborative and organised, you will be able to prioritise allocated resources and manage contracted services to ensure the business can operate without loss of functions and in the most cost-effective manner. You will manage the in-house maintenance team and liaise with 3rd party contractors, deploying and managing both financial and physical resources.
You will have excellent problem solving skills, able to make complex decisions for technical services, including working as Authorised Person for Health & Safety and dealing with technical information and designs. You will also be responsible for disseminating and managing budgets, as well as working on operational finance challenges.
Educated to degree level or with a demonstrable level of experience in engineering, construction, engineering training or building services, you will have significant senior level management experience of in-house and outsourced estates management service delivery. You will also have trained and working knowledge of H&S legislation and financial management in the delivery of FM services.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential role criteria.
This post will be based at Kew Gardens, Richmond with 1 day per week spent at Wakehurst, West Sussex.
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