Storing Success: How Our Interim Facilities Manager Kept Ready Steady Store Secure


We recently undertook the recruitment of an Interim Facilities Manager for Ready Steady Store, a leading company specializing in self-storage solutions across the UK. This pivotal role was crucial in overseeing the day-to-day operations and facilities management at the company's head office in Manchester, as well as ensuring smooth operations across their national offices.

The Challenge

The primary challenge was to identify an experienced Interim Facilities Manager who could commence employment immediately and effectively manage facilities issues proactively for an initial period of up to 6 months. The candidate needed to possess a robust background in facilities management, demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, and be capable of managing a wide range of responsibilities including security, property management, budgeting, health and safety, and disaster recovery.

Utilising our expertise in facilities management recruitment, Maxwell Stephens conducted a targeted search to identify candidates with the specific skills and experience required by Ready Steady Store. We employed rigorous screening processes, including comprehensive interviews and assessments, to evaluate candidates' technical competencies, problem-solving abilities, and their fit with the company's culture and immediate needs.

The Results

We successfully placed a highly qualified Interim Facilities Manager who met all the criteria set by Ready Steady Store. The selected candidate demonstrated:

• Over 5 years of experience in facilities management or a comparable role within a similar-sized organisation.

• Strong knowledge and practical experience in managing security systems, property-related issues, budget management, and contractor supervision.

• Proven ability to manage health and safety protocols, including risk assessments, fire evacuations, and disaster recovery plans.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, essential for liaising with stakeholders at all levels and managing a team effectively.