Deputy Facilities Manager

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Full Time/Permanent
Facilities Management (main)
Estates, Property
On application
Post holder will be remunerated appropriately for the level of the post with excellent additional benefits.
South East
Bognor Regis Campus and Chichester Campus
21-09-2021 03:16 PM
10th October 2021

The University’s Facilities Manager is a senior member of the Estate team with overall responsibility for all FM management across a large diverse estate.  Reporting to the Director of Estates and Facilities the Facilities Manager has responsibility for statutory compliance; planned and reactive maintenance; all property management activities; ground maintenance and waste contracts and delivering a number of capital projects on time, within budget and to the required quality.

The University is now seeking to appoint a Deputy Facilities Manager whose primary responsibility will be to support the Facilities Manager. Within time you may have the opportunity to develop into a more senior role.  This post will be an integral part of the wider estate management team with responsibility for over 100 buildings, with over 1,000 student rooms across a number of sites.

The University is also planning to increase the number of on campus student rooms considerably and this post will support that development and growth of the University. 

The post holder will assist with all day to day hard facility management activities relating to the University’s fixed assets, ensuring a statutory compliant estate with robust planned and reactive maintenance. This will cover but is not limited to building fabric, mechanical, electrical, gas, technical management reporting, and project works and associated administration. Coordinating all site related teams and supervising contractors where some out of hours working may be required.

It is essential you have an extensive track record of the operational and specialised technical aspects of building and services across multiple disciplines; a BTEC, City & Guilds, HNC or HND or equivalent qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or General Building Services; a range of communication / interpersonal skills and a resourceful, flexible, helpful and pragmatic approach. 

You will have membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. 33 days annual leave including bank holidays plus an additional 4/5 days off during the Christmas closure period. An excellent career opportunity to develop within an Estate and Facilities Management team operating within a large, busy, corporate, educational setting. This appointment is part of a wider succession planning process with further opportunities to progress within time.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Mr Kelly Rogers, Facilities Manager via email at or by telephone on 01243 816131. For full details of the post, please visit our website above.

The University of Chichester embraces all forms of diversity and aspires to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and so we encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

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