Head of UK Facilities

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  • Job Reference: PR/000344
  • Job Title: Head of UK Facilities
  • Location: Central London
  • Basic Salary Range: Up to £75,000 + Corporate Package & Opportunities
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted 4 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Our client, one of the world’s leading media businesses, is currently looking to appoint a new Head of Facilities.

As Head of Facilities, you’ll create and maintain a brand- and company culture-distinctive working environment for staff, suppliers, and guests alike.

You’ll help our client to embrace new and business-enhancing technologies and work to ensure that our client’s supporting providers and processes are both robust and efficient.

Your job responsibilities

You’ll set our client’s facilities strategy, outlining plans and goals for each year and communicating both in such a way that other employees and external suppliers know what needs to be done and when.

You’ll be the first point of contact for all workplace- and facilities-related questions on everything from cleaning, catering, the post room, and our client’s front of house.

In your role as a team builder, you’ll motivate, develop, and lead with our client’s external suppliers (including on catering, cleaning, M&E, storage, utilities, real estate, car fleet, and more). You’ll make that contracts are managed correctly and that all issues are resolved satisfactorily and in a timely fashion. As a face in the London FM scene, you’ll be able to plug our client in with other technology and media companies.

You’ll lead innovation in the business by using technology to streamline working and improve collaboration – the end goal being a great media and entertainment environment company-wide. Managing budgets and paying suppliers efficiently will fall under your remit as well as looking for ways to achieve real savings in the operation of the business.

Security is important to us in all our offices and part of your role will be working with our client’s Head of Security to ensure safety and security for staff, suppliers, and guests across our estate.


You’ll bring our client a deep expertise in FM. For previous employers, you will have planned and implemented projects over longer time periods, managed day to day operations, and ensured organisation-wide legal and regulatory compliance. This expertise is underpinned with a broad understanding of the theory and practice of building management, procurement, H&S, and technology.

You have a personal passion for discovering new technology that can make a significant, positive, and ongoing impact to a business.

The places you’ve worked have required you to be responsive and adaptable to changing business needs, requiring an ability to be analytical and creative in problem solving and capacity to absorb complex technical, property, and commercial information.

On a personal level, you have gravitas. You know how to positively influence people with superior communication ability and stakeholder management skills. Your style is coaching-led – you’re not a micro manager and you don’t believe improvement comes through continual critiquing.

Although not essential, membership of BIFM and the likes of an IOSH certification will be viewed favourable by our client.


If you’d like to apply for this role, please contact one of the Maxwell Stephens team on 0207 118 4848 for more details. You can also send your CV to cv@maxwellstephens.com.