Maintenance Contracts Coordinator

Maintenance Contracts Coordinator

Permenant, Full Time

National Oceanography Centre

About the role:

We are seeking a dynamic proactive person to coordinate the planned and reactive maintenance, of external contractors and minor project works throughout the National Oceanography Centre. This role will support the Estates team in delivering a high quality service to assure the operational requirement of NOC and their high profile client’s expectations, according to defined procedures, including compliance with Health & Safety requirements.

This post is offered on NERC terms and conditions.


The starting salary band for this position be between £28,200 and £30,600 per annum (Band 6). Depending upon skills and experience, a salary uplift and/or additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates.

Hours of Work: 

The hours of working are full time (37 hours), Monday to Friday.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have attained a minimum of a BTEC/NVQ3 in a technical based qualification (such as Mechanical or Building Services) and sound knowledge and experience in maintenance and building related works, including site inspections, works audits, contractor management, permits to work and risk assessments. Qualification as an Authorised Person, e.g. Pressures systems, Working at Heights would be desirable.

You must also have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate initiative and have problem solving skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to effectively communicate and work well within a professional team.

What we can offer you:

Here at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) we know that the quality of our science and the impact that we want it to have depends entirely on the knowledge, skills and engagement of our people. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible. Our flexi-time system and flexible working policy contribute to this important aim.

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free/ow cost car-parking. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

For more information visit Working at NOC

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  

From April 2018, the NOC, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation.  UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England.  The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world.  More information can be found online at From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, is a member of Athena SWAN and has signed up to the Athena SWAN principles to recognise work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly.

How to apply:

All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at quoting reference number IRC244217. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

Closing date: 26 February 2018

Interview date: It is proposed that interviews will take place on 15 March 2018.

If after interview we have a greater number of suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months for all the grades and locations advertised. This reserve list will be used for future vacancies in NOC that require the same (or similar) skills, experience, competencies and are of the same grade as the advertised posts. These could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition (but there will be no guarantee of a job offer).

Closing date: 
Monday 26 February 2018