Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager

Ref: SR-0422-01

Working Pattern: Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: To be discussed with the successful candidate based on experience & qualifications

 

We are currently looking for a Facilities Manager who will work across the Calisen Estate (with particular focus to the Lowri Beck estate in Wigan) providing facilities support.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide support to the business management team to enable them to achieve overall strategic and day to day business objectives.

  • Ensure that all building lease conditions, service contracts and legal controls are understood, documented, and controlled.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of all necessary control documents including Policies and Building Owners' Manuals, ensuring requirements, processes and ownership are clearly documented and regularly reviewed.

  • Assist in the development of budgets and ensure all facilities costs are managed within the agreed budgets by reviewing expenditure, challenging costs, and highlighting contracts that may require renegotiation.

  • Ensure the regular inspection and testing (and where relevant calibration) of relevant plant and equipment, ensuring compliance with Health, Safety, Environmental, Security and Insurance requirements e.g.  Air Conditioning, Fire Alarms, Security Alarms, Security Camera Door and Gate access systems, PAT Testing, ladders, technical test equipment etc. Ensure that records are held in line with business and legal requirements.

  • Review estates requirements as highlighted by planned maintenance schedules, projects, facilities mailbox reports, emergencies, etc. ensuring timely and cost-effective resolution of all issues raised. This may include performing occasional minor repairs or assessing whether contractors are needed.

  • Control and monitor the work of external contractors as required. Ensure all relevant activities are controlled by permits to work and clear risk assessments and method statements.

  • Undertake routine reviews and pro-actively monitor the condition of all facilities (premises) to ensure compliance to relevant health and safety and equality legislation/regulations.

  • Assist in the routine management of office spaces including layouts required for safe/effective working, provision of equipment for DSE compliance, adaptations for fire risk, provisions for the evacuation of persons with additional needs, etc.

  • Promote company policies, procedures, and values particularly with HS&E requirements and the delivery of business ESG targets.

  • Assist with any required emergency issues and support Business Continuity Plans as required.

  • Liaise with nominated building owners and their representatives to assist in the delivery of any required works.

 

What we are looking for

  • Hold C&G 7202, IWFM Level 3 or similar through time-served experience.

  • Driving licence enabling you to drive in the UK

  • Previous experience of providing facilities management tasks such as management of contractors, development of project schedules & work specifications, provision of office layouts and support DSE, producing management reports.

  • Good commercial acumen

  • Have experience in basic carpentry, decorating and carrying out minor repairs safely e.g., furniture changes, update noticeboards, re-set alarms and heating controls etc… while having a good knowledge and understanding of HS&E requirements in day-to-day estates operations/project work conditions including PUWER, LOLER, EWR

  • Understand Covid & routine hygiene/cleaning needs

  • Computer literate with ability to operate Microsoft Office

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal with people at all levels of the group appropriately and confidently, draft reports and provide accurate briefings

  • Able to control contract works, challenging standards of implementation, health & safety, etc... as appropriate

 

To apply, please email hr.recruitment@lowribeck.co.uk with an up-to-date CV clearly stating the vacancy that you are applying for, and a member of the recruitment team will assist.

Successful applicants and offers of employment will be subject to successfully meeting our standard pre-employment vetting procedures, including Eligibility to work in the UK check, basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, driving licence check, previous employment history check, identity check & home address check.

 

Please note this role is being handled by our internal recruitment team and no agency support is required at this time