Workplace and Facilities Manager; Operations (5D0118)
Posted on Dec 11, 2018 by Homes England
Working closely with the Head of Facilities and Health and Safety you will lead a team of facilities professionals to provide an efficient and effective operational estate which reflects our organisational culture and new ways of working. You will also play key role in the delivery of our accommodation strategy and develop strong working relationships with the Government Property Agency (GPA), Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the MoJ shared estate service.
Homes England is the new national housing agency, recently launched to play a major role in fixing the housing market and enabling delivery of homes that our country needs.
Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning & compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.
We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floor space and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country. The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices. Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses.
We own public land, which we sell to house builders and others. This is one of the ways in which we overcome barriers to development and help increase the speed with which house builders can build new homes.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.
Homes England was launched by the Secretary of State on 11 January 2018. Homes England is the trading name of Homes and Communities Agency. To find out more about what we do please visit: and find out more about how Homes England are Making Homes Happen
All successful candidates will be eligible to join the Homes and Communities Agency Pension - a final salary, defined benefit, pension scheme. In exchange for paying a monthly contribution of 6% of salary you will accrue generous benefits, as well as becoming a member of the Scheme's group life assurance policy.
Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body with its own terms and conditions, benefits and pension scheme. We are a government agency working in partnership with the private sector and want to employ and retain great people. In return we offer a range of excellent benefits.
Holiday - Homes England offers all staff 33 days annual leave per year in addition to 8 statutory bank holidays.
Working Flexibly - At Homes England we have a strong culture of flexible working and encourage all employees to have a healthy work/life balance. We offer a wide range of potential working patterns, including part time, job share and compressed hours.
These need to be balanced with business needs so they will vary from job to job. If you would like to know more please speak to the Recruiting Manager.
Health and Wellbeing - We offer health screening with Nuffield Proactive Health Clinics, a free Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as well as access to Occupational Health.
Professional Development - At Homes England we are committed to your continued professional and personal development with learning as one of our core values. We pay for one job-related professional membership subscription per year for our employees.
We also offer an excellent range of family friendly benefits, for example, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave.
If anyone has any queries on any of these terms and conditions, please get in touch for further information.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.
Selection process details
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.
Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Grade entry qualifications
•Level 4 qualification or higher in facilities management or management and leadership and/or relevant practical experience in facilities management in a senior role.
•Member or Certified Member of British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
•Intermediate level Microsoft Office capability - Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel
•A health and safety qualification, such as, the NEBOSH general certificate is desirable and / or relevant Health & Safety experience.
Working for the Civil Service
Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
For more information on the role, please see the attached document named 'Workplace and Facilities Manager (Operations) Role Profile'
If you would like to apply for the role, please complete the document named 'Homes England Application Form' along with the 'Diversity Form' and return it to before the deadline stated. Your email should include the job title and reference number of the post you are applying for.
Blind Shortlisting - We want to recruit the best talent and only shortlist on merit and to enable this we remove any information that could unconsciously impact selection decisions such as name and gender.
Application Form - Within the form you are required to provide all relevant details and a supporting statement with specific examples of where your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the main accountabilities in the job remit and to the Homes England competencies in the competency framework, attached for your information.
Diversity Form - Please can you provide all the relevant details to ensure that we can match your blind application form back to you as an individual. This form is detached from the application prior to shortlisting. It will not be seen by those involved in the recruitment process, only your contact details will be passed on if you are being invited to an interview. The other information provided will be used for statistical purposes only to ensure that our recruitment processes uphold our commitment to equality of opportunity.
Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date. The application and selection process is competency-based, and you should familiarise yourself with the relevant competency framework before attending an interview.
Please note - we do not accept CVs as a form of application.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are regretfully unable to respond to every application individually. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the adverts closing date we will not be progressing with your application. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this role.
If you need the application form, or any of the other materials, in a different format, please email .
Sift/interview dates and location
Interview dates and locations are to be confirmed.
All appointments are on Homes England terms and conditions. Full time hours for this post are 35 hours per week; alternative flexible working arrangements would be considered.
Please note - Homes England has a responsibility to ensure compliance with HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard to address the potential problems of identity fraud, illegal working and deception generally. To ensure compliance we will carry out a pre-employment Personal Identity and Vetting Report through Equifax to meet the standard and you will therefore be asked to provide certain information in order that the verification check can be carried out if you are successful in your application.
Should an appointment be made to a London base location a London Allowance of £3,883 will be paid per annum.
Homes England are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
At Homes England we acknowledge that everyone is different. The diversity of our people, our partners and the communities we work in is reflected by their diversity of differences, qualities and needs.
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