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.
• 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.
• Innovation and Excellence.
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!