Facilities Manager

Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes

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Hours: 37
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Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

Milton Keynes Council are looking to recruit a formidable personality in the role of Facilities Manager. Responsible for the Facilities Management Service including delivery of the in-house postal, courier, porterage, building management, Helpdesk, and catering services to the corporate estate. We are looking to employ a enthusiastic and energetic individual that will bring a developed style and wealth of experience of operational management to our strong team. Strong management of contracts will be a necessity.

Key Duties

  • Lead on the monitoring of operational Facilities Management contract provision ensuring the service has the right provision in place to meet organisational needs for services in particular for key activities such as security and cleaning.
  • Implement plans and procedures for the delivery of efficient and effective Facilities Management services across the Corporate property portfolio, including buildings, land, and private car parks.
  • Lead a team of people and co-ordinate their development through appraisals, personal development plans, regular supervision and training. Assist in the selection and training of staff.
  • Manage the contracts team, providing outsourced facilities management services to secure efficiencies, excellent service provision and continuous improvement which will include leading on the periodic re-procurement of facilities management services.

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • A suitable FM qualification, such as BIFM or comparable experience and a demonstrable commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Solid understanding of Health and Safety risks within a property setting, with a commitment to achieving IOSH or NEBOSH accreditation within 6 months of taking up post.
  • Knowledge and understanding of managing and minimising operational, reputational, and financial risk through robust compliance management procedures.
  • Willing and able to work flexibly in terms of the requirements of the role, working hours and place of employment, and the ability to travel to a range of locations.

Skills Required

  • Able to show evidence of having identified and implemented value for money for contracted services
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex technical and financial information.
  • Able to co-ordinate the work of others, as a leader

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