University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Electrical Team Leader

United Kingdom

Closing in 15 days

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The starting salary will be from £41,732 up to £51,283 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, a four day working week, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


Electrical Team Leader

Job description

Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services - Engineering and Direct Works

This new full post is available from 02/01/2024 on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

Engineering and Direct Works are responsible for the planning, safety provision, adaptation and maintenance of buildings and associated services and for the development and maintenance of the University's estate within budget.

Engineering and Direct Works is responsible for carrying out an exceptionally diverse range of tasks. This includes but is not limited to legislative compliance; inspection testing; and reactive and planned maintenance of high, low, and extra low voltage commercial/domestic electrical systems. Fire alarms, emergency lighting, commercial and domestic electric and gas appliances. Mechanical plant installations (HVAC) including plumbing, and pressure systems.

The department also provides structural maintenance: carpentry and joinery; locking systems; bricklaying; painting and decorating and numerous other tasks. In addition, the team supports the day-to-day maintenance of the energy management system and supports setting up equipment and attending University and other external functions and events in the Great Hall, Lemon Grove, and for other temporary events across the University.

About you

The complexity and diversity of the workload require the team leaders to have developed exceptional organisational skills alongside the experience to manage multi-disciplinary teams and maintenance contractors.

The nature of the work and requirements of the services often require an urgent response where the post holder is required to make quick and decisive decisions to incidents and events such as, but not limited to fire, flood, total power, or heating loss, often without onsite support of others, to meet business and customer demand but always to maintain health and safety on a complex site of buildings. The ability of the Team Leaders to manage resources and motivate a workforce in an environment of constant change is critical to the success of this Service.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Alan Orgée, [email protected] or (01392) 726578

    Job details


    Electrical Team Leader


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 17, 2023

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    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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