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Contract Type:Permanent Contract
Salary or training bursary: Up to £30,000 pro rata
Company:Union Chapel
Open to all
Apply by:17/05/2021 - 09:00

Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Have experience with Health and Safety? In this role you could be managing the facilities of a stunning music venue and heritage site.

Union Chapel is a vibrant hub of activity, home to a rich community where people come to revel, to worship, to listen to wonderful music, to volunteer and to find help when they need it most. Over the past 25 years the Chapel has gone from facing demolition to being Grade 1 listed and from being virtually abandoned to welcoming tens of thousands of visitors a year. 

The Facilities and Maintenance Manager will play a central role in the safe re-opening of the building to wider staff, users and members of the public following the latest Governance’s directives. This is a part-time position for 3 days/22.5 hours per week with flexible working hours depending on needs, and potential for additional hours as the role develops.


  • To be the responsible person for Health & Safety of the building, including staff & visitors and keep up to date with latest changes in H&S policies
  • Act as a key-holder for the building, including responding to emergency call outs as required, ensure adequate coverage of alternative key holders as required
  • Manage, oversee and agree contracts and providers for both hard and soft facilities service including security, fire alarm, wheelchair accessible stair lift, cleaning, entrance door system, CCTV, building maintenance contractors, gas and heating system, waste and office systems
  • Undertake negotiations with contractors and suppliers to provide cost effective service and manage the delivery of the service
  • Develop and be responsible for Union Chapel’s Environmental Policy to minimise Union Chapel CO2 emission and play a key role in the sustainability of the organisation
  • Manage and support your departmental staff to ensure the effective performance of their roles including undertaking annual staff appraisals
  • Collaborate with the Head of Conservation and Building Works to update the five year business plan, updated annually and preparing the Annual operational plan and budget for board approval. Review and revise on a half yearly basis with the line manager
  • Support the mission and aims of Union Chapel Project both internally and externally

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Full understanding and demonstrable experience in managing all aspects of Health and Safety within the workplace
  • Proven track record of managing a public building
  • Certificate of First Aid at work
  • IOSH or HEBOSH certificate preferable
  • City and Guilds or NVQ or equivalent certificate
  • Operate effectively in a hands-on role, including mechanical and electrical services, as well as being a strategic, wider picture manager
  • Basic knowledge of fire and burglar alarm systems
  • Computer literate with MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • Be flexible around working hours (weekends, evenings, emergencies etc.)
  • Able to work closely with colleagues across the organisation
  • A Positive attitude with good communication skills and be able to prioritise effectively within a busy environment
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Experience of working within historic buildings preferable but not a requirement if the candidates has the right attitude

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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