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Facilities Manager, E17

We are pleased to be hiring a Facilities Manager who will be responsible for the management of services 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
      • Procurement and contract management
      • Security
      • M&E management
      • Utilities and communications infrastructure

 

As the facilities manager, you will need to:

      • Prepare documents to put out tenders for contractors
      • Project manage, 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 to enter this role, but the following subjects may improve your chances:

      • Building management
      • Business studies
      • Construction
      • Engineering and building services engineering
      • Facilities management
      • Hospitality
      • Management
      • Surveying
      • Property

Entry with an HND or foundation degree is also possible, particularly with subjects such as facilities management, business studies or management. Entry without a degree or HND is possible for those with the right combination of skills and experience. This could be gained from a similar role, such as management, administration or hospitality.

 

Skills

The ideal candidate will be able 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

 

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, send your CV to contact@strettons.co.uk.  

 

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