Are you passionate about improving the life chances of young people? We have an opportunity for a Facilities Manager to make sure a vibrant, open-access youth centre is repaired and maintained to a high standard for the young people of North London.
The aim of this amazing charity is to help improve the lives of young people by giving them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. If you have a passion for putting young people first, we want to hear from you!
Position: Facilities Manager
Location: Burnt Oak (London Borough of Barnet)
Salary: £30,000-£32,000 depending on experience
Hours: 40 hours per week (including some evenings & weekends)
Please note: interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so do not delay in submitting your application. We reserve the right to close this role early should a suitable candidate be found.
About the role:
The Facilities Manager role sits under the HR and Systems Manager’s team, which includes a wide range of operational functions within the Youth Zone.
You will hold overall responsibility for the security of the premises and the cleaning team ensuring all areas of the building are secured and cleaned to a high standard. You will be responsible for the general maintenance of the premises as well as carrying out minor repairs, maintenance and installation work when required.
You will lead on security and Health and Safety (including risk assessments) within the organisation, to manage external lettings and to ensure that all statutory processes and paperwork is fully completed and up to date.
To be successful in the role of Facilities Manager you will need to be a role model for young people and present a positive “can do” attitude. In addition, you will be a strong, independent character who maintains professional distance from the rest of the team (especially on matters of Health and Safety), but also works closely with staff across the organisation collaboratively.
You will also need to bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Experience (minimum of 2 years) of caretaking or premises/buildings maintenance and management in a similar environment
- Experience of line managing staff and contractors
- Have a NEBOSH qualification or be willing to work towards it
- Experience of producing Risk Assessments
- Experience of contract administration, working with external contractors and consultants
- Experience of establishing and managing Planned Preventative Maintenance
- Excellent people skills with the ability to establish good professional relationships with young people and adults
The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable groups. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The strength of the organisation is the diversity of its people, there is a huge value on different people doing things in different ways and we welcome applications from what might be considered non-traditional backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
We very much welcome previous experience working as: Facilities Manager, Facilities Assistance, Facilities Support, Facilities Coordinator, Risk Assessor, Risk Assurance, Site Manager, Health and Safety, Project Manager, Assistant Facilities Manager, Construction Manager, Contracts Manager, Site Operations, Facilities Operator, Projects Engineer, Multi Skilled Tradesperson, Unit Manager, Caretaker, Facilities Management, Security, Health and Safety, Health and Safety Consultant, Health and Safety Coordinator, Health and Safety Facilities Manager