Fixed Term (12 months), 37.5 hours per week
Our client is a UK-registered charity whose primary line of work is that of delivering humanitarian and development projects locally and internationally.
The Facilities Department plays an integral role in ensuring that our client’s UK-based offices and premises are functioning at optimal levels at all times to enable its UK-based staff to have an environment that enables them to deliver on the overriding objectives of the business.
The Department, in its simplest terms, is responsible for all Facilities Management, Health & Safety and premises aspects of our client’s work and its local environment within the United Kingdom.
The key responsibilities of this role will be to lead on the development and implementation of the strategic plan and annual business plan for the department, to ensure that all of the client’s assets are maintained to the highest quality, to manage any refurbishments, renovations and office moves to ensure that they all run smoothly and according to plan and budget, to manage supplier’s performance through the use of SLAs and KPIs ensuring compliance to agreed service and delivery standard, to lead on the development of processes and procedures that enables the department to deliver a smooth and seamless service to our client’s internal and external customers, to provide sound legal advice on all facilities related matters to our internal customers, to support with the development of appropriate systems and procedures to drive functions falling under the facilities remit and ensure that these are fit for purpose at all times, to draft reports required for submission to the Board of Trustees and the Senior Management Team and to ensure that employees falling under your direct Line Management receive appropriate training and that you assist with driving their personal development in order to facilitate succession planning.
For this role you will need to be educated to degree level, preferably in Facilities Management, Engineering, Management or Business Studies, and have a relevant, professional facilities qualification such as British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) or Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). You must have experience of working in a facilities-related environment in a similar role and of managing external contracts and liaising with suppliers, with demonstrable experience of generating reports for a Senior Management Team. Good knowledge of IT systems and the charity sector is required, along with good communication skills.
Due to the expected high response to this vacancy we reserve the right to close this recruitment drive once we have a suitable pool of applicants.
Candidates who are interested in the advertised role should apply by submitting their CV and a Covering Letter outlining their suitability for the role via the Apply button by midnight on Friday 20th December 2019.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, faith or disability. Only candidates with the right to work in the UK will be considered. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.