Winchester is hugely fortunate in having extensive grounds of approximately 250 acres the school is staffed by over 500 employees which includes the Boarding Houses, Works Department, Grounds, Riverkeepers, Central Cleaners, Administration, Laundry, PE Centre, Medical Centre and many more departments.
It is not intended to that this list is exhaustive of the tasks required to fulfil the function of Contracts Manager . It is anticipated the duties may vary from time to time.
The Contracts Manager is responsible to the Works Bursar for the day to day management of the Works Department, including:-
1. Receiving instructions for the implementation of works.
2. Directing and co-ordinating the workforce and specialist sub -contractors to ensure work is efficiently completed within budget and programme dates.
3. Ensuring day to day maintenance requests are promptly dealt with.
4. Ensure department communicates fully with all areas of the College.
5. Carry out works to agreed standards and within established policies.
6. Ensuring the timely delivery of materials.
7. Supervising the quality of workmanship.
8. Seeking competitive quotations from sub-contractors, specialist suppliers and statutory authorities as required.
9. Receiving and checking deliveries of goods.
10. Controlling stocks.
11. Ensuring Health & Safety procedures are followed in the execution of all works.
12. In conjunction with the Works Bursar, supervising personnel.
13. Maintaining an adequate out of hours emergency call out service.
14. With the support of the Services Manager ensuring plant is regularly serviced and certified as required, and breakdowns and defects are promptly dealt with.
15. Providing information to the Works Bursar as requested to enable preparation of budgets.
16. Reviewing regularly with the Works Bursar the level of labour employed.
17. Managing the operation of departmental software and ensuring, with the support of the Works Dept Clerk, that all Job Requests, Works Orders and costs records are properly entered.
Applicants for this post are sought from experienced construction based managers who can demonstrate:-
i) Experience in managing construction work within existing and occupied buildings.
ii) Experience and understanding of traditional construction techniques.
iii) Experience and understanding of managing construction safety.
iv) Excellent organisational skills.
v) Excellent communication skills at all levels.
vi) Excellent leadership skills.
vii) A personable character, able to deal tactfully and sensitively with the many and varied staff employed by the College.
viii) IT literacy, with particular emphasis on XL, Word and Project, and an ability to learn quickly the department's data management software.
ix) An ability to deliver projects within tight time frames to appropriate quality and within budgets.
Terms of Service
The College is looking to make an appointment to start as soon as possible.
The starting salary will depend on the individual and his/her experience, but is expected to be circa GBP 45,000 - 50,000 per annum. Salary levels are reviewed annually on 1 September.
Hours of Work
Generally Monday - Friday: 0800 - 1700 with 30 minutes for lunch and 10 minutes morning break. You will be expected to respond to occasional out of hours emergency call-outs.
The College leave year runs from 1 September to 31 August. This position will be entitled to the statutory holiday requirements. These are presently 28 days. Any Public Bank Holiday occurring during term time is deemed to be a normal working day.
All leave will be taken by prior arrangement with the Works Bursar. Generally staff are discouraged from taking holidays during school holidays as the major work load is when the College properties are empty, some exceptions being made when staff have school age children.
Pension and Life Cover
After three months' employment, employees will be auto-enrolled into the College's pension scheme according to legislative thresholds. Those who are not eligible for auto-enrolment may still elect to join the College's pension scheme. Initially, when joining the College's pension scheme, employees will become a member of the College's Group Personal Pension Plan (GPP). For this Plan, known as Tier 1, currently the employee contributes 1% and the employer 1%.
After nine months' membership of the Tier 1 plan employees may opt to join Tier 2, which is also a Group Personal Pension Plan but contribution rates are 5% from the employee and 9% from the College. Employees in Tier 1 automatically qualify for a Life Cover of 2 times salary. On entry to Tier 2 Life Cover changes to 4 times salary.