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
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.