Head of Estates & Facilities (Ref: 006371)

£46,170 per annum

Do you have demonstratable experience of leading and managing a high-quality facilities management service, focused on delivering organisational goals? Are you an inspirational leader with the ability to motivate staff to excel as individuals and as a team? If yes, then we would love to hear from you!

We are currently seeking a talented and experienced Head of Estates & Facilities Manager to oversee the effective management of the Facilities, Housekeeping and Catering services for the grounds of our client as well as the associated retail shops, ensuring each service meets the needs of the organisations, statutory obligations, and the strategic goals.

This role is 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday with occasional need to work evenings and weekends for projects or events. You will also be required to be part of an on-call rota during unsocial hours.

There will also be a need for you to travel across the East Midlands to our associated retails shops, you would be able to book and use a company car but would need to hold a full driving license to do so.

About the role

Responsible for the line management of the Facilities Supervisor, Housekeeping Supervisor and Catering Manager.

Responsible for setting and managing the budget for Facilities/Maintenance, Housekeeping and Catering as well as H&S across all areas of the hospice (including retail shops).

Some of the key responsibilities include (but not limited to):

·Manage and oversee key estate and grounds projects.

·Responsible for ensuring all buildings are compliant with health & safety and fire regulations.

·Take accountability for overseeing the work done by the facilities and maintenance teams.

·Responsible for the professional management of contractors, giving overall direction to the maintenance manager ensuring effective plans for scheduled maintenance are in place.

·To be responsible for all hospice vehicles and to ensure that they are routinely serviced with records maintained and any ad hoc repairs are carried promptly at a competitive price.

·Responsible for ensuring a high quality and standard of housekeeping and catering services throughout the footprint of the hospice to agreed timescales and adherence to relevant regulations and organisational policies e.g. COSHH, food safety standards.

·Further responsibilities in the role of Head of Estates and Facilities at Rainbows, can be found by downloading the Job Description.


This role requires you to hold a NEBOSH National Diploma or Institute of Workplace Facilities Management (IWFM) Level 5 or equivalent demonstrable experience. You will also have demonstratable experience of leading and managing a high-quality facilities management service and have the ability to accurately manage and report on Health & Safety, providing timely reports, analysis, interpretation, and advice.

You will be a role model, able to demonstrate the achievement of results through and with others, creating buy-in by activity encouraging others to get involved and listen to their advice. You will also be able to delegate to and support the teams you oversee with a track record of being professionally confident and effective at building strong working relationships.

It would be desirable for you to have experience working in the charitable sector, presenting complex information to Executive Directors/Board level and have a knowledge of project management methodology.

Further requirements can be found by downloading the Person Specification.

Our Benefits include:

•Free onsite parking at the Loughborough.

•Eligibility to join blue light card discount scheme.

•Bupa Cashback plan.

•Life Assurance.

•27 days holiday plus, bank holidays.

•Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

•Access to occupational health.

•Contributory pension scheme or Salary sacrifice pension scheme.

•Affordable meals at Loughborough.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

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.