Our Trust is now recruiting for a Facilities Manager - Soft Services. This role could be an ideal next step in your career. If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. The role will be based at our Head Office in Loughborough, with national travel to our academies.
This is an important and high profile role within the Trust to provide facilities management expertise to the central team and 34 academies by procuring, implementing and monitoring soft services contracts. In line with Trust policies, you will be responsible for compliance monitoring, budget planning, securing value-for-money contracts and working with central and academy stakeholders to ensure that staff, students and visitors work in a healthy and safe environment.
You will provide expert advice to the Head of Estates, Facilities & Operations with regards to incoming or changing legislation, particularly in relation to school catering and healthy eating, and to take the lead role in developing and reviewing existing contracts and ways of working.
The ideal candidate will have excellent management skills as you will provide indirect leadership to the Site Teams by providing relevant reporting and policy communication support, ensuring that necessary skills levels are developed, and that Academy based teams can provide staff and students with the very best advice possible on all matters relating to Facilities Management and Health & Safety compliance. You will bring strong communication skills and excellent stakeholder management both internally & externally and be able to maintain strong relationships with contractors and suppliers.
Relevant qualification such as IOSH.
Experience of the development and the implementation of food safety management systems and up to date knowledge of a broad range of legal legislation.
Relevant FM experience in a Multi-Site setting
Experience of end to end procurement and tendering processes and extensive contract management
Specialist knowledge of Catering /Hospitality, Cleaning Compliance and Accident Reporting requirements.
Experience of developing strategies for improvement and compliance monitoring
Ability to understand, interpret and translate legislation
Experience of Line Management and people leadership
Exceptional Stakeholder/Contractor Management ability
Experience of the development and implementation of Food Safety Management Systems and up to date knowledge of a broad range of legal legislation
Salary & Benefits
£42,500- £47,500 per annum (dependent on experience)
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Talent Referral Programme
Free pensions advice
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) is a network of academies with geographical focus on Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire/Humberside and London. The network is a mix of primary, secondary and special academies and a mix of those that have chosen to join DRET on conversion and those that are sponsored academies.
To complete our application form please visit our website.
Please note CV's will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.
Early applications advised as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
No agencies please
The Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.