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Our client, a globally recognised media brand, is recruiting a permanent Head of Facilities to work in the heart of Central London.
Maxwell Stephens, the UK’s leading facilities management recruitment company, has been appointed by the client to find a methodical, approachable, positive, and conscientious Head of Facilities / Director of FM to ensure our client makes the most of their space and infrastructure.
Focused on risk management and H&S, you’ll provide pro-active day-to-day management of the facilities function. You’ll be an integral part of a dynamic, motivated department in a demanding multi-agency support services environment.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll be managing a site of approx. 1,000 members of staff. You’ll work close with the senior leadership team in discharging your tasks.
You’ll own our client’s risk management including incident preparedness, incident response, and business continuity planning. You’ll set, communicate and spearhead an overall FM strategy and vision including service review and roll-out. Our client is a dynamic organisation and you’ll need to continually align its performance metrics to the day-to-day operations and needs of the business.
- fit-out projects (including budgetary, legal, contractual, and licensing)
- soft services (including front of house, hospitality, AV, HVAC, cleaning, security, archiving, minor maintenance, post room, couriers, and taxis)
- hard services (including building fabric plus regular building audits, reviews and updates to PPM schedules)
- procurement and contracts (including tender preparations for all FM providers plus clean, hospitality and electrical PPM), and
- fire and H&S (including making recommendations for improvements)
…all to the client’s ISO 14001 and 18001 accreditation.
You’ll lead the facilities team, conducting annual reviews, setting and developing objectives for the department, and providing training where needed.
All work you conduct will comply with H&S legislation and with our client’s policies and procedures.
With a recognised H&S qualification (NEBOSH/British Safety Council), you’ll have considerable experience in risk management, budget management, and ISO14001 & OHSAS 18001 management systems.
A clear communicator with a skill at influencing, persuading, and negotiating with internal and external clients, you’re able to build teams and structure the services they provide. Your naturally good organisational, customer service, and problem-solving skills are vital when reviewing services and rolling out transformation plans.
You can work on your own and you’re well practiced in prioritising workloads in a busy environment. You have excellent IT skills (including PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook).
Demand for this position from qualified and enthusiastic candidates is expected to be high.