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Job Vacancy – Facilities Maintenance Team Leader

Organisation:      Newton Abbot Town Council 

Grade:                    SCP 18 – 23

Salary:                      £29,269 – £32,076 per annum

Hours:                      37 hours per week; mostly Monday to Friday with some weekend/Bank Holiday and evening work required for events and to meet service demands.

Term:                        Permanent (following a successful 6-month probationary period).

Location:                 Newton Abbot Town Council, Newton’s Place, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1JQ.

  • Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 28th February 2024
  • Interviews to be held week commencing 11th March 2024

Newton Abbot Town Council is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Facilities Maintenance Team Leader to lead its maintenance team and oversee the management, and maintenance of the council’s property portfolio.

The Facilities Maintenance Team Leader role is a new post and will play a key role in delivering a high standard of service to both visitors and residents.

 The post holder will be working within the parish boundaries of Newton Abbot and its localities, providing an enhanced and responsive level of service, resulting in improvement to the environment within Newton Abbot and any other areas as directed by the line manager.

The position requires ‘hands-on’ operational experience combined with a flexible approach to meet the ongoing seasonal demands. The ability to be self-motivated and work unsupervised while leading a small team is a key requirement of the role. The successful applicant will have the physical ability to lift, carry and perform other physical tasks daily. The Facilities Maintenance Supervisor will be expected to lead the team to deliver high standards of work and ensure safe and efficient working practices are adhered to, and to ensure the security, maintenance, and management of the Town Council’s assets.


  •  Proven experience in facilities maintenance, with a minimum of a year in a supervisory or leadership role.
  •  Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of fostering a positive work environment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with team members, management, and external partners.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and respond to emergencies as needed.

The successful candidate will enjoy a supportive team environment where your leadership skills are valued and recognised and the chance to play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of our facilities and enhancing the council’s success, in addition to 25 days annual leave, and the option to join the local government pension scheme.

For more information and an application pack, please visit our website

For an informal chat about the position please contact either Linda McGuirk or Samantha Scott via      01626 201120 or via email  [email protected]

Please note – no CVs accepted. Only formal applications will be considered.