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Mechanical Contracts Manager (Compliance) -Entrust

Capita Plc
Stafford, Staffordshire
£42,000 - £48,000
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Job Description Summary

Entrust provides education support services to LEA maintained schools and academies. The Property Department offers a broad range of services from maintenance and project management, through energy management to feasibility and design.

This role is integral to the function a small team facilitating statutory property compliance in our customers buildings through the engagement and management of numerous specialist suppliers.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working with suppliers to overcome obstacles and ensure the effective delivery of multiple mechanically biased cyclical service & testing contracts.
  • Providing customer support across approximately 600 properties predominantly within Staffordshire but also throughout the region.
  • Being responsible for multiple mechanically biased contracts likely to include: Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool Plants, Gas Boiler Systems, HV Generators, Passenger Lifts, HVAC, Catering, Gas Tightness and Controlled Access.
  • Operating a bespoke asset management system to manage contractor adherence to work schedules, report submission deadlines and auditing technical work reports for errors and omissions.
  • Undertaking supplier staff audits to monitor safe working and competence.
  • Assisting with the procurement process, updating and improving technical specifications, assessing supplier responses and mobilising new contracts.

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience of facilities management in a large multi-site environment
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of property statutory compliance regulations.
  • Knowledge of property Health and Safety regulations and guidance notes etc. E.g. Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH, Control of Asbestos at Work Act, CDM.
  • Professional qualification in at least one of the following:
  • Relevant professionally recognised qualification within appropriate property related field (e.g. BSC/ BEng / HNC / HND or demonstrable sufficient previous experience with a mechanical/engineering bias.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, to manipulate data and extract information from management reports output from the AMS.
  • Experience of programme management and performance management related to property and a comprehensive understanding of current issues in this field.
  • Valid driving licence with access to own vehicle.

About Entrust

Entrust is a joint venture company between Capita and Staffordshire County Council and has supported educational establishments across England to improve outcomes since 2013. ‘Excellence in education’ is the heart of our business. Our passion is inspiring futures and improving outcomes for children, young people and adults. We work in partnership with schools, academy trusts and Local Authorities to provide specialist expertise, ensuring every child and young person;

  • receives a good education;
  • is in a safe and healthy environment;
  • and is given expert guidance to realise their full potential.
  • We also work with clients across a range of other sectors including central government, health, and the private sector.
  • Our achievements are underpinned by our vision ‘to inspire futures’ by being Open, Ingenious, Collaborative and Effective.
  • By building on our reputation for excellence and delivering what we promise, we want to help make every school in England a good school, ensuring every child and young person gets the education they deserve.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary of £42,000 - £48,000
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform
  • You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 42,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

We’re an equal opportunity and Disability Confident employer, which means we recruit and develop people based on their merit and passion. We’re committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and working environment for everyone. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format (such as large print or audio), or if you’d like to discuss other changes or support you might need going forward, please email Iqbal at or call 07784 237318 and we’ll get back to you. For more information about equal opportunities and process adjustments, please visit the Capita Careers website.




















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