Technical Services Manager

Job details


Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB


£50,000- £60,000 per annum (depending on experience and skills set)

Hours of work

Full time



Closing date

July 21, 2024

Goodenough College is an educational charity, providing accommodation to international postgraduate students (we call them Members) and their families in a friendly and collegiate setting across a picturesque London Square. The College offers a variety of accommodation options from shared single rooms, ensuite rooms and family flats, alongside grand halls, libraries, and common rooms. The College’s charitable mission is to create a stimulating, inclusive and supportive residential community.

Additionally, the College carries out commercial activities through the 4* Goodenough Hotel, London; through its Events and Venue Hire Business ‘Goodenough House’; and provides catering services to our resident Members and commercial guests.  The commercial activities (co-located on Mecklenburgh Square) make a substantial financial contribution to the charitable activities of the College to encourage and assist the education of our Members.

The College is now looking for a Technical Services Manager to oversee the management and operation of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing assets and services. This role involves managing both planned and reactive maintenance activities, leading a team of maintenance engineers and specialist service providers. You will be tasked with developing cost-effective maintenance strategies that meet our business needs, ensuring operational resilience, and extending the life cycle of our assets.

Key responsibilities include proactive management of health and safety in line with current legislation and College policies, conducting risk assessments to ensure a safe environment for colleagues and Members. You will effectively utilise the building management system by embedding a daily monitoring regime and establishing effective escalation and response procedures. Additionally, you will enhance system management, logging and analysing data, troubleshooting, and resolving system performance issues.

You will also make effective use of the CAFM system for asset management, planned and reactive maintenance, conducting daily monitoring and inspections, and utilising data to report on service performance and asset management.

Applicants should possess a relevant higher-level qualification or demonstrate significant experience in engineering or building services. You should have senior-level engineering management experience with a proven track record of successfully delivering service improvements in line with contractual targets. Experience in asset management, managing specialist contractors, and leading an on-site engineering team is essential. You should have a history of line managing and developing teams. Additionally, you must possess excellent technical and problem-solving skills, along with strong interpersonal skills.

The College is offering a salary of £50,000- £60,000 per annum (depending on experience). If you think you might be that person, please read the full job description and person specification section before applying. Current employee benefits are also attached for your reference.

Please send your CV, with a brief (single page) covering letter setting out your main motivations for applying and highlighting the key experiences and skills you would bring to the role.  CVs sent without a covering letter may not be considered. Applications to be emailed to Zakiyah Kihl, HR Manager at

Closing date: 6.00pm on Sunday, 21 July 2024

Applicants must provide evidence of the right to live and work in the UK.

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