Principal Engineer and Compliance Manager

Salary Grade: £48,423 to £52,841 per annum (subject to confirmation through HERA)
Closing date: Open until post is successfully filled
Interview date: Flexible to suit applicant

Full-time, permanent contract

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is a small, specialist music higher education institution incorporating a concert hall and theatre. We enjoy a friendly, collaborative and supportive working culture. We think this is an ideal opportunity for an experienced engineer to shape our building maintenance functions, taking advantage of the substantial recent investment (£6.5M) which has resulted in much new infrastructure going into our wonderful 1973 building. You will also have the opportunity to input into our capital programme which is likely to involve a minimum of a further £12M investment over the next five years.

You will be part of the dedicated and proactive Operations team who strive to provide the highest quality environment possible to support our learning and performance environment.

You will be a good communicator, innovative, forward-thinking, and willing to work as part of a team. You should have good experience in planning, maintenance, and management of engineering systems across a diverse and specialist estate, paying specific attention to safety and compliance.

We are ideally looking for someone with a degree in Engineering (or an equivalent professional qualification, or substantial relevant experience) and a broad knowledge of CAFM systems, engineering, health & safety, CDM etc. However, depending on your current skillset we would be happy to invest in you by offering further training and qualification support.

For full details regarding this role please view the job description and person specification, which can be found in the downloads section.

You can apply for this role via the Application Form at the bottom of this page. You will be required to submit a copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) and a Cover Letter detailing how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

All of the fields are required unless stated.

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an automated email from ‘RNCM Website’ confirming your Application Form submission for this role.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be submitted to the panel.

If you have any queries please contact our Human Resources department via email at [email protected]

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  Some applicants may require sponsorship from the College and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

    Application Form


    All fields are required unless stated.

    Section 1

    Personal/Contact Details

    Home Address

    Section 2

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring

    This information will be kept separate from your application and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    The Recruitment and Selection process has been devised to ensure equality of opportunity for applicants at all levels of employment.

    We believe that an effective way to achieve equality within the organisation is to monitor applicants and staff throughout their careers with the College.

    By recording and returning data, we aim to improve our recruitment and selection procedure, therefore increasing the chances of getting the best person for the job.

    To enable us to achieve this equality of opportunity, we ask that all applicants complete this information.


    The Royal Northern College of Music welcomes applications from all sectors of the community including candidates with a disability.


    Under the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability for the purposes of the Act if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

    Section 3

    Advertising Media/Platforms

    Section 4


    Size limit: 1MB
    Accepted formats:

    • DOC
    • DOCX
    • PDF


    Please name your files in this format:

    • Firstname Lastname - CV
    • Firstname Lastname - Covering Letter

    Thank you.


    Covering Letter

    Right to work in the UK

    This role would not attract Sponsorship via the UKVI's scheme. Please check this box to confirm that you currently have the right to work in the UK. For more information please visit

    Privacy Notice

    We will only use these details to contact you about your application and will never pass your data on to a third party for marketing purposes. Please read our privacy statement.