Head of FM

Job Title: Head of FM
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £48000 - £54000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH22088
Contact Name: Gemma Howells
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago

A rewarding opportunity has arisen for a talented and passionate Head of Facilities to work with a leading Charity based organisation that provides specialist care for people with life-threatening illness in East and North London areas.

They were established over a 100 years ago and have a variety of buildings built over the course of 6 decades. Based on an urban site, the role of Head of FM will be responsible for all aspects of Facilities Management including daily operations management of maintenance services, catering, housekeeping, H&S and all compliance matters.

You will report into the Chief Executive Officer and be accountable for the Facilities Manager and all the Facilities Department.

Your duties;

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of facilities, providing line management and leading the Facilities Department

  • Develop a site strategy for the use of Charity properties and a future plan of work to maintain and improve those properties

  • Manage the Facilities Department budget and monitor and provide advice on budget allocations to the Heads of services engaged in facilities management

  • Have overall responsibility for the operational management of building and facilities services for the charity and for the maintenance of the Charities estate

  • Fire safety systems and procedures compliance

  • Emergency Lighting and Risk Assessment Procedures

  • Medical Gas Services and Utilities Reporting

  • Ensure a safe working environment and be aware of responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, taking appropriate action in the event of an accident to patients, staff, self or any other person in the work area.

Qualifications & Skills Required;

  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree in relevant subject e.g. Safety, Health, Environmental Management or equivalent and/or NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management or experience to an equivalent level
  • Able to demonstrate a reliable knowledge of all relevant national building and H&S regulations
  • Advanced IT skills, ability to use Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint
  • Able to analyse, interpret and present complex data for a variety of audiences
  • Experience of working at both an operational and a strategic level in estates/facilities
  • Experience of managing a large budget
  • Experience of building effective teams and networks
  • Experience of managing a large team/s
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and negotiate
  • Able to lead and influence others to change their practice

We look forward to receiving your application.