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Assistant Facilities Manager

Heaney Bowes
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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On behalf of an innovative and highly successful organisation, we are keen to speak with Facilities Management professionals to join their Building Services Team in Cambridge.

Working across a range of offices, laboratories and workshops, the Building Services Team provides a wide variety of services and the successful candidate will undertake a range of duties including:

* Assisting in the management of building projects working together with the Building Services Team

* Work closely with the Building Services Senior Administrator, to ensure all PPM schedules and reactive works are carried out and completed on time.

* Manage and coordinate a team of operatives

* Ensure that the buildings comply with all applicable legislation related to safety, energy, building regulations and environmental issues

* Manage contractors for providing specialist Mechanical + Electrical services and PPM schedules

* Assist with managing the Building Services Team, workloads, budgets, defining of priorities and coordinating with the Facilities Manager

* Manage and initiate minor improvement projects

* Management of contractors for all larger works

* In conjunction with the Security Manager, fully maintain the electronic security and alarm systems, to ensure they are fully effective

Minimum requirements

Have a good understanding of a wide range of practical building construction and maintenance

Experience of providing a facilities service in a moderate sized organisation, with familiarity of relevant regulations and good practice

A background ensuring Mechanical and Electrical understanding is key

Can work with infrequent supervision, to make decisions under pressure

Experience of successfully managing or assisting to manage a team (advantageous)

Have a positive energetic can-do attitude, be prepared to take on whatever issues arise

Will be motivated by the desire to provide a service and allow other staff to function efficiently

Working Arrangements

Working hours are 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However due to the nature of the work, flexibility on working hours will be required, as some work can only be conducted outside normal working hours to avoid disruption. Your high level of involvement will include sometimes getting hands-on to assist the Building Services Team with some activities.

A hybrid working model is available

Please note - this role is subject to SC (security) vetting


Competitive salary reviewed annually
Company profit share
Generous pension
Hybrid working model
Flexible working hours and location
25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station
Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments
A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable
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