Finding the Perfect Match: Facilities Officer Joins Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts


We recently filled the position of Facilities Officer for the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (SFCT) located at The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London. SFCT required a professional to support the day-to-day operations and facilities management within a complex office environment, ensuring high standards of maintenance, health and safety compliance, and overall operational efficiency.

The Challenge

The role of the Facilities Officer was crucial for the smooth operation of the SFCT office. The successful candidate needed to support the Operations and Facilities Manager in managing buildings and facilities maintenance, contractor management, and health & safety compliance. Responsibilities included coordinating essential central services such as reception, security, maintenance, and cleaning, along with project management and contractor supervision.

We sought a candidate with a recognised facilities qualification, substantial relevant experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate also had to be flexible, proactive, and discreet, capable of managing emergencies and maintaining high standards in a dynamic environment.

The Results

The successful candidate brought extensive experience in facilities management, along with a proactive and strategic approach to maintaining and improving office operations. We are proud to have successfully placed a Facilities Officer at the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. This placement highlights our commitment to understanding client needs and sourcing candidates who bring not only the required technical skills but also the right cultural fit. The successful candidate’s proactive approach and strategic mindset are set to drive continued excellence in facilities management, supporting SFCT’s operational goals and overall mission.

"Working with Maxwell Stephens has been an exceptional experience. Their expertise in facilities management recruitment ensured we found a Facilities Officer who not only met our technical requirements but also aligned perfectly with our organisational culture and values. The new Facilities Officer has already made significant contributions to our operational efficiency and compliance standards." - Operations and Facilities Manager, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.