The successful candidate needed to have strong communication skills with the ability to influence decisions at all levels and command respect from all areas of the business, with a distinct ability to assert expertise and achieve objectives diplomatically. The ability to combine a strategic outlook with a hands-on attitude the post holder should be self-motivated with strong leadership skills and strong strategic skills, especially in relation to property management, building project management, space requirements and maintenance. Due to the fast-paced and dynamic nature of the business, they would need to manage simultaneous projects and deliver the core role effectively in a pressured environment.
In regards to specific experience, the post holder would need to provide evidence of managing medium/large building projects covering project conception, planning, budget management and control, time scale, team health and safety and quality management. They would also need to have good technical knowledge (including construction, heating, air conditioning, plant rooms, lighting), managing SLAs, KPIs and contractors. In addition to membership of a relevant professional body (eg. BIFM, IFMA or RICS), an appropriate Property, Facilities Management and/or Building Services related qualification (BIFM Qual, BSc, DipFM or MSc) would be an advantage.