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Facilities Manager - Based in London, E11

We are looking for an experienced facilities manager, who will be responsible for the operation and management of FM services, building systems and processes that support the core business of our Property Management team. You will ensure that best practices are followed to maximise the efficiency of the department and provide a high level of service to clients.

 

You will be involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations in relation to buildings and premises. Likely areas of responsibility include:

      • Building and grounds maintenance                         
      • Cleaning
      • Health and safety
      • Tendering, procurement and contract management
      • Security
      • M&E management
      • Utilities and communications infrastructure

The facilities manager will work with our property managers and your responsibilities will include the following:

      • Prepare documents to put out tenders for contractors and suppliers
      • Project manage, benchmark, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors
      • Investigate the availability and suitability of options for new premises
      • Calculate and compare costs for required goods or services to achieve maximum value for money
      • Plan for future development in line with strategic business objectives
      • Manage and lead change to ensure minimum disruption to core activities
      • Direct, coordinate and plan essential services such as the M&E, security, maintenance, cleaning, waste disposal and recycling within the buildings we manage.
      • Ensure buildings meet health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation
      • Keep staff safe
      • Plan best allocation and utilisation of space and resources for new buildings, or re-organising of current premises
      • Check that agreed work by staff or contractors has been completed satisfactorily and follow up on any deficiencies
      • Coordinate and lead management teams to cover various areas of responsibility
      • Use performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement
      • Respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and deal with the consequences

Qualifications

You don't need to have a specific degree or HND qualification to enter this role but the following subjects may improve your chances:

      • Facilities management
      • Building management
      • Construction
      • Engineering
      • Building services
      • Engineering
      • Surveying
      • Property
      • Membership of IWFM, BIFM, or other qualifications such as COSHH, IOSH or NEBOSH

Skills

We are looking for an experienced Facilities Manager and you will need to demonstrate:

      • Interpersonal, relationship-building and networking skills
      • Procurement and negotiation skills
      • The ability to multitask and prioritise your workload
      • Confident decision making
      • Time management skills
      • Project management skills
      • The ability to draw information from various sources, including people
      • Clear and concise writing skills and the ability to handle long and complex documents
      • Teamwork skills and the ability to lead and motivate others
      • IT skills
      • A practical, flexible and innovative approach to work
      • A full driving licence may be required if travelling between sites

 

Like most of our professional staff you are expected to undertake continuing professional development (CPD), usually made up of external short courses and in-house training. Common areas of training include health and safety, legislation and regulation, as well as practical and business skills training.

Our property management team is based in our Head Office next to Leytonstone Underground Station. In exchange for experience, drive and determination, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Learn more about us here, or if you're ready to apply, please send your CV to contact@strettons.co.uk.  

Please note depending on numbers, that we may not be able to respond at all applications.

 

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