Director of Parliamentary Maintenance

Location: London


UK Parliament invites applications for a Director of Parliamentary Maintenance to be a part of the In-House Services team.

This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the hard services maintenance of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounding Parliamentary building portfolio, delivering a comfortable, safe and efficient environment for Members, their staff and staff of the House in which to work.

The successful candidate will have strategic oversight of the Parliamentary Maintenance Service Team (PMST) and will be accountable for every aspect of maintaining the Parliamentary Estate and its related facilities through a period of great change.

For full information download the detailed candidate briefing booklet here.


  • Provide strong leadership that inspires others to implement operational plans, deliver objectives, achieve standards of excellence and quality.
  • Manage, develop, and ensure the effective delivery of services which are customer-centred, quality driven, and managed with agreed service standards and budgetary provisions.
  • Maintain and develop effective and collaborative relationships with all key stakeholders on the Estate.
  • Define and maintain a sustainable long term maintenance strategy across the Estate.
  • Have responsibility for the operational planning for Parliamentary Estates.
  • Have strategic oversight of all maintenance and service contracts.
  • Provide specialist professional, technical, and expert advice across Parliament.
  • Represent the Service professionally on committees, working groups, review panels and meetings.
  • Have responsibility for managing the overall maintenance budget.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and customer focus across the PMST team.
  • Work with Strategic Estates colleagues to develop, implement, and manage the Asset Maintenance and Replacement programme arising from the Strategic Asset Management Plan and Maintenance Strategy through the Parliamentary planning cycle.
  • Have accountability to input into the two new major programmes (Northern Estate and Restoration & Renewal) on what the future of Maintenance requirements will be for Parliament during the next 30 years.


  • A relevant professional qualification, such as a chartered electrical, mechanical, or building services engineer, or MRICs or BIFM.
  • A good electrical, mechanical, or building services, or other relevant industry first degree, or significant experience.
  • Significant experience of leading and managing a large, successful team in a complex multi-site organisation with multiple stakeholders.
  • Successful leadership of a professional multi-disciplinary planned & reactive maintenance and/or M&E services team in an FM environment.
  • Strategic thinker capable of developing and communicating a long-term vision and strategy for a large maintenance function.
  • Experience leading change and bringing people along in a complex maintenance environment, delivering significant improvements in efficiency and to customer service.
  • Proven ability to lead, engage, motivate, and coach colleagues, promote a culture within which effort and outcomes are both recognised and rewarded.
  • Ability to build strong collaborative partnerships with customers, colleagues, and suppliers at all levels, and create a teamwork environment to achieve organisational goals, taking the initiative as required, upholding, and embedding the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion at all times.
  • Commercially aware with experience of financial management of budget planning and control. Able to manage contracts with suppliers at senior level.
  • Able to communicate clearly, confidently, and persuasively with stakeholders, customers, colleagues, and suppliers at all levels, both orally and in writing.


Successful candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks. This includes security vetting to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level unless otherwise specified.

All successful candidates are required to pass these checks before an offer can be confirmed.

Applicants should be aware that if they have resided outside of the UK for a total of more than two of the last five years, they are not usually eligible for vetting (but UK parliament assess each case individually).

Application Process

UK Parliament has retained Newsom Consulting to assist with the recruitment of this position. To apply, please submit your CV to [email protected]. For further enquires, regarding the position, contact Simon Arthur at [email protected].

UK Parliament and Newsom Consulting are committed to a policy of equal opportunity. We actively encourage people from all backgrounds to explore and apply for opportunities. We also work with our clients to help them improve their equality and diversity data, enabling them to understand candidate profiles and put in place measures to improve candidate and employee experience within their recruitment processes.

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