Job Title: Facilities Manager

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £29,619 – £35,333 Per Annum

Job type: Full time, Permanent

Closing Date: Thursday 7th March 2024

The Queen’s Foundation is one of the oldest theological colleges in England. The attractive campus in Edgbaston, Birmingham is a busy place, with teaching taking place almost year-round.

The Foundation fosters and promotes diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender diversity, LGBTQIA+, diversity of views and practices, or (dis)ability.

There is no Genuine Occupational Requirement for Professional Services staff to be practicing Christians and our staff come from a variety of faith and non-faith backgrounds.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to join our Professional Services Team.

They will have strong experience in a similar role, and sound knowledge of statutory Health & Safety requirements for a substantial, multi-use site which includes residential accommodation for staff and students, teaching and dining facilities, and offices.

Working for the Campus Manager, they will lead in ensuring that the Foundation’s Health & Safety policy and procedures are in line with good practice. They will manage (and develop) robust systems to ensure that the campus is a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. They will hold either NEBOSH or an equivalent qualification.

The postholder will manage the maintenance of the campus grounds and buildings and also participate in the development and delivery of long-term projects like the Foundation’s priorities (e.g.: progress towards Net Zero by 2030). They will be experienced in ensuring value for money, using good negotiation skills to procure goods and services within budget. The ability to build and maintain strong relationships with external providers and contractors will be essential.

The ideal candidate will be a problem-solver with a ‘can-do’ attitude. They will be proactive, able to use their initiative to anticipate requirements, and apply sound judgment in prioritising emerging needs. They will be flexible, resilient, and resourceful.

While this a management role, the postholder will at times assist in ensuring the effective delivery of practical maintenance, so accredited skills, qualifications, and/or hands-on experience in doing so would be an advantage.

Excellent IT skills, written and verbal communication skills are important.

Responsibilities

  • To work closely with the Campus Manager to ensure that the Foundation provides a safe and comfortable working/living environment for students, staff, and visitors
  • To ensure that the Foundation’s Health and Safety policy and procedures are in line with both statutory requirements and good practice
  • To ensure that proper and sufficient security measures are in place for the benefit of staff, students, and visitors, and for Foundation property
  • To participate in the development and delivery of long-term buildings and estates projects (including those assisting the Foundation in moving towards Net Zero by 2030).
  • To line manage the Facilities Officer

Essential skills and experience

  • At least two years of experience in a similar role
  • Sound knowledge and experience of the statutory requirements regarding Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of working with contractors, external partners, and stakeholders
  • Experience of planning and delivering tasks to meet priorities within conflicting timelines
  • Line management experience
  • Flexibility to be on call outside normal working hours
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • GCSE pass English and Maths
  • Educated to A level or equivalent
  • Strong IT skills using Office 365 (including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable skills and experience

  • NVQ 4 or Degree or equivalent qualification
  • PRINCE2 or equivalent Project Management qualification
  • First Aid training

Personal attributes

  • Able to work flexibly, including some out of hours work
  • Able to attend campus at short notice in case of emergency, particularly when on call
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organised, patient and able to remain calm under pressure
  • Possess a strong a commitment to deliver excellence in their work
  • Reliable, punctual, trustworthy
  • A flexible, proactive attitude with a high level of personal motivation

Benefits:

  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Free lunch during termtime while on shift
  • 25 days, plus Bank Holidays, and closed days between Christmas and New Year

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Estates Manager, Health and Safety Manager, Health and Safety Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator, Repairs Manager, Building Services Manager, Works Manager, Facilities Officer, Property Services Manager, Properties Manager, Properties Maintenance, may also be considered for this role.

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