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External Facilities Manager

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
31,076 to 38,183 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the UK’s leading universities. Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Centred around the picturesque village of Heslington on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus.

The Directorate of Estates & Campus Services [DECS] develop and maintain the University estate, providing high quality facilities and support for staff and students. Our role is 'to provide services and facilities to the core business of the University and the wider University community’.

The Role
Based in DECS is a team of Facilities Managers who oversee the management of buildings and associated support services. Due to the University’s continued growth, we’re now looking to expand this team with the introduction of an External Facilities Manager. Your role will be to liaise and coordinate the planning, use and design of the external areas throughout the Campus. You will work alongside University stakeholders and colleagues and in particular with both the current team of Facilities Managers and the Grounds Maintenance Manager. You will oversee health and safety and monitor the performance of Departments and Colleges in meeting the requirements of the University’s health and safety policy.

Key Requirements:

  • Degree and post graduate qualification in Landscape Architecture and Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • Highly competent using a range of relevant software such as AutoCAD, Adobe CreativeSuite and/or SketchUP or equivalent
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly and confidently convey ideas
  • Experience of working on surveys, layout options, masterplans and landscape designs
  • Project Management experience

Applications are welcome on either a full-time or part-time basis and you should give details of your preference and availability within your application statement.

Closing date: 6 August 2017
Interview date: 22 August 2017

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