Head of Property & Facilities (Ref: 006290)

Central London
Up to £60,000 + Generous Package & Opportunities
Join the Academy of Medical Sciences as our Head of Property & Facilities!

Are you ready to take on a pivotal role that blends innovation, leadership, and excellence in a prestigious London setting? The Academy of Medical Sciences is searching for a Head of Property & Facilities to steer our distinguished Grade II Listed Georgian Townhouse and attached mews in the heart of London at 41 Portland Place.

About the Academy of Medical Sciences: The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) is one of the UK's four National Academies, boasting a fellowship of over 1,400 experts in biomedical and health research. Our elegant headquarters, rich in history and elegance, serves not only as a hub for our Fellows but also generates income through conferences, events, and office rentals. Join us and contribute to maintaining and enhancing this valuable asset.

The Role: As the Head of Property & Facilities, you play a critical role in ensuring excellence and innovation across our client's property and associated facilities. You will support income-generating activities within their premises and champion sustainability. Responsibilities include maintaining premium standards, developing services, managing suppliers, and creating a healthy and safe working environment. Your role also involves liaising with third parties, making you the primary representative for key stakeholders.

About You: The ideal candidate for this role will have a wealth of experience in senior facilities management, successfully delivering major facilities projects. You should have a track record of strategic supplier partnerships and expertise in security, digital, AV, and hybrid technologies. As part of our leadership team, you must excel in communication, project management, and maintaining a high level of customer service.

Key Accountabilities:

• Develop and implement a capital expenditure strategy.

• Oversee property maintenance and development plans.

• Ensure health and safety, compliance, security, and business continuity.

• Manage suppliers and tenants effectively.

• Oversee on-site IT, AV, and security infrastructure.

• Procure and manage service and maintenance contracts.

• Maintain clear SLAs with suppliers.

• Oversee in-house teams and contracted services.

• Act as an ambassador for effective stakeholder relationships.

• Attend department meetings and report on activities.

• Manage department budgets.

• Line-manage, coach, and motivate team members.

• Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

Skills and Abilities:

• Strong leadership skills.

• Excellent organizational and planning abilities.

• Effective risk assessment and decision-making skills.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

• Innovative thinking and adaptability.

• Ability to manage complexity and see the big picture.


• Leadership and People Management.

• Inclusivity and Integrity.

• Personal Effectiveness.

• Communication.

• Innovation and Excellence.

• Collaboration.

Benefits and Opportunities:

• Salary progression with opportunities for increases.

• Generous annual leave.

• Legal & General pension scheme.

• Life assurance.

• Season ticket travel loan.

• Family-friendly benefits.

• Agile working principles.

• Wellbeing and mental health support.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

At AMS, we empower our team to thrive in a collaborative, innovative, and inclusive environment. Join us to lead and shape our property and facilities strategy, make a difference, and contribute to the prestigious legacy of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Apply now and be part of our journey toward excellence and innovation!

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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.