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Estates Supervisor – Maternity Cover

About the Role:


Join us as an Estates Supervisor overseeing maintenance across our college campuses at Oswestry, Walford and Shrewsbury. Lead a dedicated team, with day-to-day responsibility for ensuring a safe, compliant, and well-maintained environment for students, staff, and visitors.


The successful applicant will be based at either our Walford or Oswestry campus, but the role will involve regular travel between sites (a private mileage allowance is claimable).


Main Responsibilities:


  • Lead the maintenance team, assigning jobs and ensuring the timely completion of tasks.
  • Oversee contractors working onsite, prioritise emergency repairs, and operate building cooling/heating and management systems.
  • Foster positive contractor relationships, facilitating quotes, visits, and maintenance.
  • Oversee Estates vehicles, coordinating repairs, maintenance, and safety inspections.
  • Ensure completion of internal checks and inspections as directed by the Estates and Compliance Manager.


Person Specification:


  • Essential: Hands-on experience of maintenance and repairs, safety compliance, contractor liaison, ability to operate estates systems, such as BMS and fire systems, and good IT proficiency.
  • Desirable: Relevant vocational qualification, team leader or supervisory experience, Health and Safety knowledge, experience of working in an educational setting.
  • Other: Valid driving license, able to travel to between sites and act as a key holder.



A comprehensive package of employee benefits is in place including holiday entitlement of 25 days (increasing to 30 days) plus 5 college closure days and 8 bank holidays, eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme with excellent financial contributions of 20% by the College and pension death in service grant of 3 x salary, generous occupational sickness, maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave pay schemes.


The College also provides a high number of free on-site parking spaces, access to a range of free CPD events, professional qualifications and recreational courses, eye care voucher scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, volunteering scheme, wellbeing support, and access to competitively priced food outlets.




We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.  If you feel that you do not have an exact skills match or experience but can demonstrate transferable skills or other qualities relevant to the role, then we would still like to hear from you.


Please note that all applications must be submitted using the College’s application form. We strongly recommend that applicants fully utilise the “Supporting Statement” section to highlight any relevant skills or outline how they could meet the requirements of the role. CVs can be included as supplementary information only.


For informal discussion, please contact Mitchell Gardner, Head of Estates and ICT.  Application forms can be found at our website or by contacting the college’s personnel team.


HLNSC is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This position is subject to Safer Recruitment procedures which include criminal convictions checks, barred from working with children checks and any necessary overseas checks.


Closing Date: 26th June 2024

Vacancy Details

Job Location: Oswestry/Walford/Gateway Centre (Shrewsbury)
Salary: £28,289 to £32,121
Contract: Maternity Cover
Working Hours: Full time
Possible Start Date: August 2024
Positions Available: 1
Listing Expires: 26th June 2024