Estates Contract Officer

Inverness, Highland
Salary Grade E (£24,932 - £28,470) per annum
02 Jun 2023
02 Jul 2023
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Full Time

35 hours per week 

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland's newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated member of staff to work with us as a contract officer on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:

We are seeking a suitably skilled and qualified contract Officer to work within our Estates and campus team.  You will be a key park of the estates team, supporting students and staff within this iconic facility. This role will allow you to manage and develop our key soft and hard FM contractors. Working closely with our facility management company GTFM to maintain and develop these fantastic facilities to enhance our students journey with us.

Key Accountabilities:

  • You will have responsibility to manage current soft FM contracts, monitoring KPIs, SLA within the contracts, ensuring contacts are maintained to the highest standards. You will work closely with our procurement team to develop new contract requirements, evaluation and securing new FM contracts. The majority of your time will be working with our hard FM contractor monitoring performance, auditing and developing protocols for both parties.

Essential Criteria:

  • We are looking for an individual who has a keen eye for contract details as well as a pragmatic approach to the smooth running of the campus estate. Develop open and transparent dialogs with all our contractors to ensure cross learning for mutual benefit to both parties. The successful candidate will need to be, highly organised, have an attention to detail and demand high standards from our contractors. Confident to support all out contractors to share our goal to give our student the best environment to develop as well as  ensuring our staff have the best facilities to deliver curriculum excellence.

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland prior to commencing employment.

Application Closing Date: 2 July

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If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Human Resources Department on or on 01463 273210.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.