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Job Title :
Estates and Operations Manager 
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Posted :
4/14/2019 4:39:36 PM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Benefits :
Salary :
£40k - 50k per year 
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Description :

Job Title:         Estates and Operations Manager

Salary:             £40,000-£50,000

Location:          Dorset

Job type:          Permanent

Reference:        HQ5673

A highly rated, co-educational, boarding and day school is looking for an Estates and Operations Manager to join their management team. The Estates and Operations Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the historic buildings and beautifully landscaped grounds which require close working with contractors, support staff and the senior management team.  Experience of working in a school environment is not essential for this role but you will need to be an experienced facilities management professional.

Applications from ex-military personnel (British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines) are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, manage and report on the departmental budgets to the senior management team
  • Control the financial performance of individual contracts and look for efficiencies
  • Manage buildings, caretaking, porterage and grounds maintenance teams using best business practices to ensure that all service level agreements are met
  • Responsibility for project managing and delivering maintenance and development projects
  • Preparation and submission of planning applications
  • Plan for future development initiatives and improvements to the estate
  • Write tender documents to facilitate the selection of successful contractors
  • Responsibility for fire safety through close liaison with the Health & Safety Advisor
  • Security management, implementation and contingency planning of alarm systems
  • React to emergencies or other urgent matters on site
  • Be a key contributor/member of the Health & Safety Committee and ensure that buildings meet health and safety requirements
  • Ensure best utilisation of building space and resources

Knowledge, skills and qualifications - essential:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Facilities Management especially in relation to managing property and associated services 
  • Experience of working on a large scale FM contract
  • Excellent understanding of Health & Safety especially areas such COSHH
  • NEBOSH certification would be an advantage
  • Experience of working with computer aided facilities management systems
  • Membership of an appropriate organisation i.e. British Institute of Facilities Management

Person Specification:

This role requires a dedicated people person who is a first class communicator with excellent organisational and communication skills. You must capable of delivering first class leadership to direct reports and of driving a high performance culture. The Facilities Manager must be a pro-active, analytical thinker with demonstrable problem solving skills. You should be flexible, able to take the initiative and be prepared to work out of hours.

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