Finding a Facilities Manager for Renowned Property Developer The Rutland Group


The Rutland Group is a family owned property development, investment and management company, which was founded by its Chief Executive, Jim McAllister, in 1984. The company employs a team of successful, motivated professionals with wide-ranging experience in commercial property ownership, management, development, finance, communications and events.

The Challenge

The client approached Maxwell Stephens looking to recruit a new Facilities Manager. The candidate would provide strategic direction and implementation on facilities and maintenance improvement, alteration and repair works whilst also managing compliance with Health & Safety systems and legislation including all servicing, statutory testing, planned building and grounds maintenance, and in collaboration with the Maintenance Manager, reactive building and grounds maintenance work for Dunsfold Park.

The client also had some special requirements for the position, including a willingness to undertake training in health and safety awareness and to put this into practice, and a willingness to carry out First Aid, supported by training in First Aid to First Aid Certificate level.

The Results

Due to the specific requirements of the client, we conducted a personalised headhunting process, carefully tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of our client. From a broad pool of candidates already in our database, we approached 53 candidates for this particular role.

Maxwell Stephens Presented 6 candidates to our client and 3 were interviewed, culminating in the advancement of two candidates to a second-round interview phase, subsequently resulting in an offer.

We approached the successful candidate a year later, and they are absolutely loving it.