Maintenance Manager

Role title: Maintenance Manager

Team: Maintenance

Reports to: Head of Operations

Date Issued/Revised: March 2022


Birmingham Botanical Gardens is an independent educational charity aiming to offer  world class environmental education in a green environment to audiences in all  sectors of the community.


As a Maintenance Manager, you will play a vital role in maintaining and supporting the future of our Gardens, which are a much-loved part of Birmingham’s landscape and heritage. We are looking for a positive, driven and experienced candidate with a range of skills who can help deliver the core ethos of our charity.


  1. Manage the site and buildings maintenance, including but not limited to  maintaining repairs to the gardens and nurseries, waste management, water  supplies, drains, lighting, defects and repairs, building work, and decoration
  2. Work closely with the onsite horticultural teams to keep the gardens at its high  standard
  3. Daily monitoring, prioritising and delegating of jobs to the maintenance team
  4. Accountable for systems essential to the day to day running of operations;
  5. Maintain equipment and regular testing is carried out where required
  6. To be responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of areas
  7. Carry out work completely, effectively and in a safe manner
  8. Responding to emergency callouts
  9. Ensuring all machinery runs smoothly to ensure an efficient operation
  10. Arrange and monitor external contractors for major repairs or specialised maintenance
  11. Assess material requirements for specific work requests and if not held in stock report requirements to Head of Operations
  12. Report observations and recommendations for future maintenance and repair work paying particular attention to issues of Health and Safety
  13. Budgeting and resource management in line with set KPIS
  14. Adhere to all Birmingham Botanical Gardens, legal and health and safety  procedures at all times.
  15. Ensure all administration, compliance records, risk assessments are  accurately kept and orderly.
  16. Ensure the working environment is organised, safe and to expected  standards at all times.
  17. Help to create training material for H&S and Fire Safety.
  18. Ability to diagnose problems and possible solutions for any remedial work required


  1. Must be able to travel with a located area within Birmingham;
  2. Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  3. Full driving licence; preferably manual
  4. Knowledge of health and safety regulations;
  5. Can lift 75+ lbs;
  6. Must pass background check;
  7. Maintenance relevant multiskilled background (e.g. building, plumbing, electric or carpentry);
  8. Computer literate (Microsoft software and specific to electrical drawings);
  9. Troubleshooting of mechanical & electrical system;
  10. Experience of undertaking repairs and maintenance in a commercial or Heritage environment.


Office environment, outdoor gardens involving lifting, weekends, late evenings


Area  Essential  Desirable
  • Strong time management and ability to plan site visits and maintenance works.
  • Ability to communicate to  both senior management and site staff.
  • A focus on safety in everything you do.
  • A strong background in repairs and building knowledge.
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Technical knowledge and  experience of CDM, Asbestos and IOSH
  • A strong background in  repairs and building knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and strict time constraints
  • Great decision making skills
  • Experience of managing  multiple contractors t include arranging quotes and managing the day to day operations of their activities.
  • Previous experience in a  maintenance/repairs type role
  • Experience in systems  management to include maintenance and compliance.
  • Experience working with Health and Safety regulations
  • Experience working on a heritage site
  • Experience managing staff
  • Experience of working to budgets.
  • Must hold level 2 Certificate in Health & Safety or equivalent
  • Must hold level 2 Certificate in Fire Safety or equivalent
  • Valid UK driving licence.
  • Computer literate
  • A good motivator who works collaboratively with a high level of enthusiasm.
  • Proactive attitude
  • Flexible and able to work on own initiative.
  • Able to work as part of a  team and interact effectively with external contacts.
  • Proven ability to think and act strategically.
  • Well-developed management skills.
  • Willing and able to work as a full member of the Gardens Management Team, assisting with other activities, sometimes working overtime and in the evenings.
  • Active commitment to Equal Opportunities and diversity.


Salary £30,000 per annum  

40 hours a week including weekend and out of hours working


How to apply

The deadline for applications is 8th April 2022.

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV to