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Facilities Manager

Family First Nurseries Group
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Facilities Manager


Hours- 40 hours per week

Location- Welwyn Garden City (frequent travel southern England)

Salary- £50,000-£55,000 per annum plus car allowance

An exciting opportunity has arisen to take up a new role within Family First Day Nurseries as our Facilities Manager. You will be joining a Nursery group who are on an exciting journey of growth. With aims to be within the top 5 childcare settings within the UK, there is no better time to join us.

Our people are passionate about creating a special environment for all the children within our care to flourish. Whilst there's lots of hard work involved, to ensure that all our children are provided with the best possible standard of care, it's the fact that we all love working with children, believe in what we do and have a lot of fun doing it that really helps us pull together, to create the highest quality of childcare that we've become famous for.

This is where you come in! As part of the senior leadership team, you will help shape and grow our business. We are seeking to appoint an experienced Facilities Manager to lead and manage all aspects of our nursery's properties including upkeep, care, maintenance, security, health and safety and facilities management. You will also manage, support and develop the maintenance team across the Family First group.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their breadth of knowledge and work experience in managing all aspects of buildings and site projects, security and health and safety. You will have a can-do attitude and not afraid to get 'stuck in.' You must be a leader.

Working with the senior leadership team you will ensure strategic objectives are delivered on time and producing management reports when necessary. You will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, time management, financial management and negotiating skills.

Skills and Experience:


Previous experience of working within Hard Facilities Services within a multisite environment


Demonstrable track record of leading teams and resource deployment


BIFM Level 3 Diploma in Facilities Management or similar NEBOSH general Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Previous


Experience of project management and delivery


Knowledge of planning / building regulations will be an advantage


A high standard of IT proficiency and administrative skills particularly the Microsoft Office suite is essential


Previous experience developing and implementing new systems and processes is desirable

Why Join Family First Nurseries?

You will be joining a growing company with ambitious plans. Within this role you will be supported in a very teamwork centred environment, where flexibility and hard work are at the centre of what we do. You will also be able to grow with Family First, with future opportunities to develop your career with us. Plus, you will get your birthday off!

Benefits include:


24 days annual leave plus a paid day off for annual birthday


Rewarding excellence schemes


Celebrating loyalty- time and financial rewards for work anniversaries


Annual staff conferences and celebration events


50% off nursery fees for our team member's children and 25% for grandchildren

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty
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