The role of the Facilities Manager is to provide an optimum working and learning environment for employees and learners. Critical to this role is quality control and delivering against end-user requirements; this will require a rolling estate improvement strategy (based on the planned maintenance programme).
The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of Facilities Management (FM) including the line management of a small support team. Effective operational management skills are essential to this post. Given the demise of national capital funding, the College has developed a revised accommodation strategy to address back-log maintenance and reduce the amount of GIA in category C. Key to this investment is meeting end user requirements, to enable the effective delivery of core services, with buildings that are efficient and well utilised.
Management responsibilities include: HR management, managing operations, budget control, business planning, management of contractors, procurement, health and safety and the development of management systems and procedures.
As the FM lead for the organisation your technical and specialist responsibilities will include: management of BMS systems, Health & Safety, maintaining statutory compliance, procurement of suppliers/services, cleaning, security, effective management of subcontractors, waste management, managing the cyclical, planned and reactive maintenance programmes, embedding sustainable practices. This is a hands-on role that requires a pragmatic approach to estate management and minimising business interruption.
The department holds a proud track record of 100% business continuity over the past 3 years; as a result the College has not lost a single teaching day to adverse weather, overrun capital projects, union strikes, asbestos removal programmes, intense summer works programmes and in-year improvement programme. The FM will be expected to champion business continuity in conjunction with the Head of Facilities & Risk Management.