The United Reformed Church (URC) is a charitable organisation of churches in the United Kingdom. It has approximately 56,000 members across around 1500 local churches from Orkney to Cornwall.
URC needed to appoint a Facilities Manager to be based at their central administrative office in central London, Church House. Church House is the reporting base for around 60 employees of URC, as well as providing meeting rooms where the committees of the church meet on a regular basis. Following unsuccessful attempts to fill the role independently, URC approached Maxwell Stephens to support in the recruitment of this Facilities Manager position on an exclusive basis.
“I would like to say thank you to Maxwell Stephens for their hard work on this recruitment campaign. The whole recruitment process was extremely professional and efficient and we felt you supplied us with a very good field of candidates.”
The Facilities Manager at URC would be responsible for the appearance, facilities, services, maintenance and safety, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations. They would be required to recommend and coordinate improvements to ensure a safe, functional, and appealing space.
The Facilities Manager would also be responsible for third party facilities management services, liaising with external companies, tenants (commercial and residential) and regular and occasional users of meeting rooms, ensuring facilities meet the requirement and that invoices are issued as necessary. There would also be an expectation for the FM to seek out opportunities for commercial letting of space.
As this would be a standalone role the ideal candidate needed to have a wide range of skills and experience to draw upon. Appropriate experience of buildings management at a senior level was a necessity for the requirements of the role, as was extensive knowledge of Health and Safety management and legislation. In addition the ideal candidate would have experience in budget management, hospitality services, training delivery and people management.
In regards to qualifications the ideal candidate would hold a degree level or equivalent qualification in Facilities Management and an IOSH qualification.