Seamless Integration: Finding the Ideal Facilities Officer for Gard's Operational Efficiency and Safety


We recently filled a critical Facilities Officer position for Gard, a prominent company in the industry. This role demanded a comprehensive skill set and significant responsibilities, ensuring the smooth operation of both office and residential properties.

The Challenge

Gard required a Facilities Officer who could seamlessly integrate into their team and take charge of all Health and Safety considerations within the office, including first aid and fire warden duties. The role entailed responsibility for facilities-related issues across the office and three residential properties, reporting directly to the Office Manager and necessitating full-time office presence.

The ideal candidate needed to possess the following skills and qualifications:

• IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) qualification

• Strong maintenance skills

• Excellent time management abilities

• Self-driven and proactive approach

• Ability to work well under pressure

The Results

We undertook a thorough and meticulous recruitment process to identify the ideal candidate for Gard. This involved:

1. Understanding Client Needs: Detailed discussions with Gard to comprehend their specific requirements for the Facilities Officer role.

2. Candidate Sourcing: Leveraging our extensive network and industry connections to source highly qualified candidates.

3. Screening and Interviews: Conducting rigorous screening and multiple interview rounds to evaluate candidates' technical skills, experience, and cultural fit.

4. Selection and Placement: Presenting a shortlist of top candidates to Gard and facilitating the final selection process.

The successful candidate brought a robust background in facilities management, Health and Safety expertise, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. Their appointment has significantly contributed to the operational efficiency and safety standards at Gard, reinforcing Maxwell Stephens' reputation for excellence in facilities management recruitment.