Team Leader, Maintenance Support Team - MT0020RH

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Apr 2024

Start Date: As soon as possible Full-time: 36.25 hrs per week

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Team Leader (Maintenance Support Team) to join our multi-disciplinary maintenance team responsible for the operation and maintenance of a wide range of services throughout the University Estate.  

You will be working as part of the Estates Trades Team managing all the Maintenance Support Team’s activities. You will lead a team undertaking both responsive and planned maintenance duties, executing workmanship to a high standard and ensuring strict compliance with all Statutory and Health and Safety legislation. You will proactively manage your team assisting all other University colleagues in order to maximise the efficiency of the department as a whole. The post will involve close teamworking across a range of disciplines, including the Facilities management team, Professional staff and the EHSS (health & safety) team.    

You should be flexible in your approach to work, have experience in the supervision and management of general maintenance repairs and support tasks. You should have excellent communication skills and a keen and helpful manner. The ability to cope well under pressure, and the ability to demonstrate a flexible approach without supervision is essential. To be able to work effectively both independently and as a team.  

Working hours will vary between the hours of 7am and 6pm and specific timings will vary between work colleagues to suit any operational needs).

 Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays
  • Membership of the S&LAS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies 
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives including membership of Peppy , a health application that connects staff to expert practitioners and personalized support on health matters

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to George Simpson, email: [email protected] , Tel:07710068928

Applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.  

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Information on other visa options is available at or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on [email protected] .

Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2024

Interview Date: Week Beginning 6th May

Please quote ref: MT0020RH 

Further Particulars - MT0020RH FP's.doc

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