Maintenance Contracts Coordinator (Permanent, Full Time)

Estates Team, Corporate and Business Support, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

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 Open Ended and offered on NERC terms and conditions.


This is a Band 6 position and the starting salary will be between £28,200 and £32,130 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

Hours of Work: 

The hours of working are full time 37 hours per week.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have attained a minimum of a BTEC/NVQ3 in a technical based qualification (such as Electrical, 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, eg Pressures systems, Working at Heights, etc 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:

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 10.5 Public/privilege days and free car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported. The role will include periods of travel both within the UK and internationally.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, 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.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Gary Orchard – Building Services Manager on 07468711530.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:

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 IRC242563.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.

Closing date: 01 October 2017

Closing date: 
Sunday, 1 October, 2017