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Facilities Manager

Salary:
£30,000 to £35,000
Location:
Shortlands
Company:
Foresters Financial

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Foresters Financial is a financial services provider offering savings, investment, and protection products which helps families and individuals reach their financial goals, protect their families and improve communities.

The Facilities Department duties and services include maintenance and security for the building and offices of Foresters, together with procurement, print management and postal services. The Facilities Manager would be responsible for the management of these services to support the core business.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Ensure the provision of effective print management and post room services to the company.
Procurement management within the company expense policy guidelines.
Manage the departmental budget, approve payments, and constantly review and negotiate the most effective rates when contracts or agreements are renewed.
Ensure the building meets health and safety requirements, deputising for the Health and Safety Officer, complying with legal requirements including ESOS.
Ensure the provision of effective 24 hour security, and general day to day building services (AC/ventilation system, cleaning, waste disposal, security alarm & fire alarm systems, lifts, vending machines, repairs, removals, etc.) and energy management controls.
Management of legal aspects of property such as: rent reviews, leasing, etc.
Recruit, manage, train and develop the Facilities team
Deputy Fire Liaison Officer
First Aider
Project management of contracts, with supervision and coordination of contractors’ work and carry out tendering process when required.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

At least 3 years’ experience in Facilities Management
Good customer management skills
Ability to manage a varied and complex workload, and control budgets
Problem solving and decision making skills
Good spoken and written communication skills
Strong people management skills with experience of managing Facilities team.
Organisational and project management skills
Effective negotiation skills.
The ability to develop working relationships with people at all levels both internally and externally

Qualifications

Facilities management qualification or qualified by experience

Technical knowledge of building services, environmental issues, ESOS, health and safety (preferably IOSH certified), office systems & technologies.

As well as an opportunity to work with talented people we offer a competitive salary, life cover, pension scheme into which the company will contribute up to 10% of total earnings and a performance based discretionary bonus scheme.

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