Area Manager- Retail Cleaning

04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Area Cleaning Manager- Retail Cleaning- Edinburgh Area


Servest are recruiting for an experienced Area Service Manager, (Cleaning - Retail and Leisure).You will report into the Regional Operations Manager and manage the cleaning in a portfolio of approximately 40 multi contracted retail stores based in the Edinburgh area. We are looking for an experienced Area Manager with a background in retail cleaning, who are used to managing a portfolio of at least 30 sites with up to 120 cleaning operatives. Your hours of work will be mainly Monday - Friday between the hours of around 06:00 - 17:30 - (you will need to be at your stores ideally for 630/7am- This role will also be required to be on call at the weekend- flexibility is needed to fit in with the needs of the business.


As an Area Manager day to day you will be assisting to staff the units with cleaning operatives and supervisors, oversee budgets, meet with the onsite clients and make sure the operation runs smoothly- including rotas, staffing levels, recruitment and HR issues- as well as conducting audits and ordering equipment and supplies. You will also be responsible for the input of wages weekly. On the sites you will manage the general cleaning, this is a hands on role so part of your day may need to be spent cleaning/ training staff. You will be travelling around the sites and be accountable for your portfolio. Due to the volume of sites and direct reports you will need to have excellent time management skills coupled with the ability to converse at all levels.


We are looking for an area manager with previous experience in area cleaning management ideally retail

You will be used to managing a large portfolio ideally 30+ sites with 120+ operatives

You will have strong financial acumen and a commercial outlook, be used to providing exceptional service and be ready to adapt to customer`s changing requirements

You will be used to meeting and ideally exceeding set SLA's and used to managing strict KPI's and audits

As an area manager you will need exceptional people management skills to be able to lead, motivate and develop your teams- ideally you will be used to managing a team of 60+ operatives

The role is based on the road around sites, with this in mind you will need to be organised with excellent time management and the ability to prioritise.

Ideally you will have a basic knowledge of employment law with some background in Employee Relations casework.

You will be used to carrying out performance and quality audits, producing regular reports and be up to date with current H & S legislation and completing payroll.

We are looking for a good working knowledge of MS office as this will be used daily as well as experience in documenting audit details directly online.

BICS and IOSHH or the equivalent qualifications are favourable.

You will need to have a full UK driving licence- company vehicle and fuel card are provided as part of the package.


This position offers a competitive salary plus a company vehicle, fuel card, phone and laptop with 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and an auto enrolled pension scheme.

Servest Group Ltd is a leading UK facilities management provider. We specialise in Cleaning, Catering, Security, Building Service, Pest Control, and Energy. With our focus on quality service delivery and the emphasis on investing heavily in our internal talent together with our growth strategy means now is an exciting time to join Servest.
We offer excellent career and development opportunities, as an organisation that's proud of its great people, we believe in the opportunity to recognise and share success, that`s why we offer a competitive salary, study support and additional benefits.

Servest Group is an expert in facilities management, creating environments which enable people to deliver exceptional experiences to help organisations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable.


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