Facilities Manager

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  • Job Reference: PR/000194
  • Job Title: Facilities Manager
  • Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £30,000 + Package
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 5 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Maxwell Stephens have been appointed to find an on-site Facilities Manager for our client based in Kettering, Northamptonshire.


This is a varied and challenging role working for an organisation constantly developing and improving its offer to the public. You’ll be the person who’ll manage, maintain and operate the grounds and facilities to the highest levels of quality, service and safety.

You’ll be leading a great team who’ll look to you for leadership, training and motivation to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Together, you’ll ensure the highest standard of presentation (including upkeep, cleanliness and safety) across the Company’s multi-acre estate and additional land and properties.

Working with the senior management, you’ll manage and coordinate maintenance, repair, installation, and removal of onsite buildings and structures. Our client often hold special events and they’ll look to you manage and coordinate the special facilities needed for them.

You’ll plan, implement, and manage construction and building projects, leading external contractors in accordance with the contractor rules and H&S legislation.

Daily responsibilities

You’ll have a wide range of maintenance responsibilities to cover in this role, including communicating all maintenance programmes and schedules across all relevant departments and stakeholders. As part of your daily, weekly, and monthly site inspections, you’ll record any work that needs carrying out on site. The company operates its own plant and machinery and you’ll be need to ensure they run at maximum efficiency, including arranging maintenance and repair.

You’ll take responsibility for preparing budgetary evaluations and for reviewing & implementing the Company’s annual maintenance programmes and procedures with the Senior Managers.

A major part of your role is H&S and company policy compliance. You’ll manage all relevant paperwork relating to the job, including POs and invoices, staff assessments and contractors’ documents.

Other than with the Senior Management Team, your major relationships will be with external contractors attending on site, statutory bodies, and key company stakeholders.

Your background

On a personal level, you’re a strategic planner, self-motivated and innovative, calm under pressure. Being a Facilities Manager has always meant that sometimes you have to keep internal and external staff in line but your previous colleagues would always describe you as firm but fair.

You’re polite and friendly and believe that your professional approach and appearance are important factors in your authority at work. You have a natural confidence that gives you the ability to collaborate with and lead people of all ages and backgrounds.

You have a BIFM / ILM Facilities Management Qualification and a Health & Safety Qualification (or their equivalents). If you also possess a DMS/MBA Management Qualification or City & Guilds Construction Trade Qualification (or their equivalents), our client would welcome your application.

During your career, you’ve worked for at least 3 years in a similar role managing large teams, and you’ve gained considerable experience in dealing with H&S systems, policies and procedures. You’re very familiar with Microsoft Office packages and have sound IT skills. You have a successful background dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and internal & external customers, preferably across a diverse multi-location portfolio. Any experience working with large greenspace and environmentally sensitive areas would also be an advantage.

You have excellent oral and written communication skills and are very comfortable managing large budgets. You’re able to take decisions and use your initiative which you balance with your capacity to work as part of a team and with your excellent judgement and reasoning skills

Apply Now!

Our client is keen to appoint their new Facilities Manager at the soonest possible juncture. Therefore, Maxwell Stephens, the FM recruitment company selected to conduct the hiring process for this role, invite applications for suitable candidates without delay.

Please call 0207 118 48 48 or email cv@maxwellstephens.com to apply.

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