JOB TITLE: Building Manager / Facilities Manager


Industry : Facilities Management Job Location : Worthing
Job Reference : 7792 Job Category : Building and Construction
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 10/10/2011
 
Salary & Benefits : £35000 - £42500 per annum + Car, Health, Pension
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

We are currently looking to recruit a Group Facilities and Building Manager for our client who are based in Worthing, West Sussex. The role has come about due to outstanding recent growth and is a newly created role which will give the opportunity for the successful candidate to come in to the business and really make his mark.


Job Description

We are currently looking to recruit a Group Facilities and Building Manager for our client who are based in Worthing, West Sussex. The role has come about due to outstanding recent growth and is a newly created role which will give the opportunity for the successful candidate to come in to the business and really make his mark.

For this role, we will consider people from all backgrounds although people with a background in building surveying who hold surveying qualifications would be given preference.

Our client are a large residential letting and management agency and you will be responsible for the head office based in Worthing and 58 other branches located at various locations across the south of the UK. You will provide a high quality buildings management service throughout the branch network in line with the annual budget and to develop and improve upon the historical range, quality and expertise of the property services provided. The successful candidate will be responsible for both the condition and serviceability of all the current and future branch premises as well as compliance with and management of their respective leases.

For this role you must be an experienced professional and this role is to centre more around the building manager aspect of it to start with. You will have to understand multi-site management and the lease holdings of the branches, refurbishment and acquisition etc. You will not have any people directly reporting to you at the start as such (all the cleaners etc are sorted at branch level) but you will be expected to build the team up where needed as you are given a blank canvass really to make the role your own.

Responsibilities:

* Premises Management in respect of all current trading premises, surplus but sublet/reassigned premises and residual responsibility for vacant premises, premises forming part of future acquisitions and new premises resulting from relocation of branches.

* Insurance claims - co-ordinating all insurance claims in respect of premises issues on behalf of the Branch Manager for the Branch. Oversee and organise quotes, calculate consequential loss as appropriate, and liaise with the Company's and the landlord's insurance providers to ensure the full claim is met.

* Rent reviews and lease renewals - monitoring, liaising with and endeavouring to maintain good working relationships with the parties during negotiations for rent reviews and lease renewals, reporting to the Board and the appropriate the Regional Director with respect to current market rents and providing best professional advice on rents and all lease renewal considerations;

* Playing an active negotiation role in respect of premises forming part of an acquisition; the renewal or surrender of leases; keeping the Board appraised of critical dates in the leases, through the submission of a monthly Board.

* Regular liaising with the Health and Safety officer in respect of the Group's obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act, Asbestos Regulations, etc.


The role will involve travel to the various sites as and when needed and will involve a company car, health and stakeholder pension.

Bluefire Consulting are an employment agency acting on behalf of a client company






Job Keywords

Facilities, building, manager, surveyor, construction, letting, multi site, hard Facilities, soft Facilities



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Building and Construction recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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