Repairs Manager University of Southampton

Mountjoy specialises in providing professional and high-quality construction, refurbishment, building maintenance and facilities management services across the south of England. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Repairs Manager to join our dynamic team. This permanent position is well suited to an individual that is looking to advance their career and gain hands-on experience in a thriving and supportive workplace.


  • 31 days annual leave rising to 36 days with length of service (including bank holidays)
  • We offer a flexible scheme to buy or sell up to 5 days of annual leave per year.
  • Company sick pay after 12 months length of service
  • Life Insurance 
  • Octopus Electric Dreams Car Scheme to enable staff to drive a new electric car - paid for through salary sacrifice.  
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted Gym Membership 
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Length of Service Rewards
  • Defined contribution Pension Scheme of 8% (3% Employer and 5% Employee)
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme to support all staff
  • You will be issued your own company vehicle and fuel card
  • Full uniform and safety equipment is provided
  • Access to a tool loan for all trade staff
  • Refer a Friend scheme


Mountjoy Ltd has a contract to provide for the University of Southampton’s, day-to-day reactive maintenance within the Contract Area together with a programme of planned maintenance and servicing. the University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research institutions and is in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide. We also work and support various stakeholders within the University, delivery various projects across various sites. One of the most important pieces of work we deliver for the University is their summer works programme, this equates to seventy percent of our turnover and sees the contract team go from twelve operatives to thirty. You will be expected to deliver this service with our contract team maintaining high levels of safety.

We are seeking a conscientious, enthusiastic, and experienced individual with a can-do attitude and can-do approach. Applicants must have a strong background in building repairs and maintenance repairs as a supervisor or manager.  The repairs manager must always maintain a professional appearance and attitude and be polite and courteous. It is a further requirement that all contract employees must pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The key activities you will undertake in this role will be:

  • Ensure that routine and reactive maintenance, planned preventive maintenance and project works exceed expectations, and agreed contractual requirements and service level agreements.
  • Manage WIP with the Service Manager including supporting sourcing required resource, programming and scoping work to meet service level agreement and ensuring FES and the Service Manager are kept updated.
  • To scope, price, quote and deliver project works and also support and coach Supervisors to be able to carry this out
  • Liaising with the University stakeholders and ensure they are kept within the communication loop, to fully understand the process, schedule of works and any access requirements. 
  • Ensure appropriate controls within the Permit to Work systems set out by the university are followed.
  • Ensure that all subcontractors are appropriately supervised, and comply with contractual commitments, and site operating processes and working to their RAMS.
  • Line management of Supervisors and Working Supervisors and take the lead on recruitment, induction, and development. 
  • To ensure trades are working efficiently and effectively at all times, through managing productivity and resolving issues
  • Source and induct new subcontractors where required
  • Source specialist materials / plant /subcontractors for unusual works where Helpdesk/trades unable to source
  • To forge strong working relationships with Client Representatives and develop new relationships across a breadth of roles within the client teams.
  • Support client reporting requirements
  • Be a part of the out of hours Managers rota, providing technical assistance and support for the operatives or the client
  • Deputise for the Contract Manager when required


  • Able to support, coach and motivate your team
  • Possess interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels in a professional manner being able to challenge and be challenged.
  • Have an organised approach to work and time management.
  • Able to apply a practical approach and solutions to Health & Safety.
  • Able to use MS office software and Mountjoy’s Job Management system.
  • Able to record information in the field, identify trends and recurrent issues
  • Be a team player by understanding what it is to be part of a team sharing experiences and learning.
  • Be able to deal with time pressures to deliver works to schedule
  • Proactive in identifying your development needs and doing something to overcome them. 
  • Be able to self-manage and be self-motivated, prioritising work and have a desire to solve problems.
  • Have knowledge of the materials and methods used in the construction/maintenance industry


  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in relevant trade (Essential)
  • SSSTS Health and Safety (Desirable)
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent (Essential)


  • 3+ years’ experience of supervising of maintenance repairs/project works (Essential)
  • 2 years’ experience of working in the Education sector environment (Desirable).
  • 3+ years line management experience (Essential)
  • 5+ years relevant trade experience (Essential)
  • 5 years’ experience of working in a Building Maintenance environment. (Essential)


f you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Repairs Manager then please click “apply” now – We’d love to hear from you!

The company is an Equal Opportunities employer and a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, and are also a member of the Hampshire Construction Training Association.

It is a further requirement that all staff must pass a DBS check.

Our Company values

We take pride in everything we do - Which means we expect all our employees to:

Present a professional appearance at all times.

Keep your vehicle clean and tidy at all times.

Keep your work area safe, tidy and well organised.

Deliver a high standard of work at all times

We have Integrity, built-in

Key information
University of Southampton
Geographical Area
SO16 3UF
Who you report to:
Regional Contract Manager
Who reports to you:
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