Fellows in Facilities: How the Royal Society Raised the Bar on Building Management


The Royal Society, a prestigious institution dedicated to scientific advancement, required a seasoned professional to oversee the management of their Grade I listed building on Carlton House Terrace. This historic location serves as a hub for Fellows, Officers, staff, and the public.

The Challenge

We meticulously analysed the requirements outlined by the Royal Society and crafted a tailored recruitment strategy. Leveraging our extensive network and expertise in facilities management, we conducted a targeted search to identify candidates with the requisite experience and qualifications.

After an exhaustive screening process, we presented a shortlist of highly qualified candidates to the Royal Society. Each candidate demonstrated significant experience in facilities management, along with a track record of strategic leadership and effective team management. The candidates were assessed based on their ability to meet the specific needs outlined in the job description and competency requirements.

The Results

One candidate stood out among the rest—a seasoned facilities management professional with a wealth of experience at a senior level. Possessing excellent customer care skills, professional qualifications in property discipline, and a NEBOSH health and safety qualification, the candidate was well-equipped to fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

The Royal Society successfully recruited a Head of Facilities who has since made significant contributions to the organisation. The appointed candidate has effectively managed the Royal Society's premises, ensuring operational integrity and compliance with health and safety regulations. By implementing strategic initiatives and fostering a collaborative working environment, the Head of Facilities has enhanced the delivery of facilities services, thereby elevating the Royal Society's reputation as a leading scientific institution.