Maintenance Supervisor

National Film And Television School


Salary: up to £36,000

NFTS are looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to support the Estates and Facilities Manager with the safe and efficient operation of the NFTS site at Beaconsfield.

First established in 1971, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has evolved to become a leading global institution, developing some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent in film, television and games. It is widely acknowledged to be the top school of its kind in the UK and one of the best internationally, being named as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s top international film schools for over a decade. The NFTS is a registered charity (313429).

We are now advertising for a Maintenance Supervisor to support the Estates and Facilities Manager with the safe and efficient operation of the NFTS site at Beaconsfield.  The Maintenance Supervisor will manage the completion and supervision of maintenance tasks, meeting SLAs and KPIs to ensure a clean and safe environment for students, staff and visitors.   You will also assist the Estates & Facilities Manager with compliance reporting and managing third-party suppliers and external contractors.

This role would suit someone with a good understanding of building maintenance, repairs and refurbishments and experience of managing staff.  The ideal candidate will have a problem-solving mindset, experience of building and equipment maintenance procedures and a good command of health and safety regulations and practices.


Main Responsibilities

  • Maintenance, testing and inspections; To undertake the compliance inspections of fire extinguishers, emergency lights, DB Thermal checks, emergency alarms and safety systems and equipment inspections and ensure any recommendations are implemented
  • Space allocation and changes; To play an active role in the space allocation requirements and assist with the organisation of these areas.

Building and grounds maintenance

  • To proactively seek out and attend to maintenance tasks across the entire facility.
  • Plan jobs to minimise disruption of service across site.
  • Consult with staff in order to prioritise maintenance and refurbishment activity.
  • To bring in further contractors or request jobs from other NFTS departments (e.g. engineering) as required


  • To continuously monitor the site and liaise with cleaning contractors or undertake jobs as required, to ensure site is kept looking its best at all times.


  • Oversee the maintenance of the site, ensuring the smooth day to day running of the buildings, car parks and grounds.
  • Liaison with external contractors while on site, directing them to required locations and assisting with access.
  • To regularly check and administer the premises helpdesk, prioritising requests as appropriate and ensuring jobs are undertaken in a timely manner.
  • To act in the absence of the Estate Facilities Manager for site related information and operationsAssist in developing the existing team’s skill set & mentoring if the maintenance apprentice.
  • Able to identify areas that need / can be improved to ensure facilities are fit for purpose, energy efficient and meet the school’s sustainability targets.


  • To ensure the integrity of the physical security measures around the site and address any breaches in a timely fashion.
  • Contracts; To act as an intermediary contact in the absence of the Estates & Facilities Manager for all contract queries and requirements.
  • Budget Management; Assist the Estates & Facilities Manager with monitoring the budget for the Dept.
  • Value for Money; Support the School to achieve Value for Money in all its activities
  • Any other duties reasonably associated with the post

Health and Safety:

  • To ensure policies are adhered to at all times and records are kept up to date relating to all the site-based activities and responsible areas.
  • Ensure visiting contractors are briefed on the permit to work system and records retained.
  • To ensure tasks relating to site audits are undertaken in the requisite time.

Person Specification

  • A good organiser, making sure that the workplace meets the needs of students and employees by managing all of the required services.
  • Flexibility in working hours if required.
  • Works well under pressure, understands the need for urgency.
  • Student, Staff and other Stakeholder focussed and ability to manage their needs and expectations
  • Certification or other evidence of knowledge relevant to Facilities Management, such as I.O.S.H.H, B.I.F.M./ I.W.F.M accreditation.
  • A track record of successful experience gained in Facilities, with familiarity of BMS a relevant trade qualification, or H.V.A.C. qualification.
  • A broad knowledge or demonstrable skills across various construction trades or practices.
  • Experienced in working with others to achieve necessary goals using collaborative working
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to change priorities quickly if needed to deliver
  • Detail oriented and goal driven


For further information about this role and details of how to apply, please visit

Please note that we are unable to sponsor candidates for these roles, so we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate their right to live and work in the UK.  If you do not have the right to work in the UK, we will not be able to progress your application.

At the NFTS, people are at the heart of what we do. We’re an inclusive employer and are committed to equality of opportunity, and building a culturally diverse workforce. We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation and to increasing our representation of staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds.

The closing date for this position is 26/03/2023 at 23:59

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