Posted on Feb 2, 2019 by Action Aid UK
ActionAid are looking for an immediately available Facilities Manager for a 3 month fixed term contract.
This is a varied, challenging and rewarding role within ActionAid UK. The main areas of focus are:
- to run an efficient and responsive operational Facilities Management team
- to develop and manage a property and estates strategy to ensure that our environment meets the needs of our workforce and organisational strategy both now and in the future
As Facilities Manager, you will provide a collaborative, inspiring, safe, resilient, efficient and cost-effective working environment for all staff in our London and Somerset Offices.
To achieve this, you must have proven experience in shaping an office environment and ways of working, helping create a working space that is flexible and enhances collaboration.
You will have strong technical FM skills overseeing an efficient, safe, and effective business as usual operation to ensure the smooth running of our two offices, including extensive experience of business continuity planning and crisis management. To do this you will have had extensive experience working with IT and infrastructure teams as well as third party suppliers and contractors.
To succeed in this role, you must be interested in how the working environment shapes culture, be commercially astute, innovative and solutions focused with strong relationship management skills whilst being prepared to challenge the status quo. You must also be a member of the IWFM, as keeping up with current thinking and best practice is an essential part of the role.
As the Facilities Manager is responsible for running an operational Facilities Management team, we are keen to receive applications from those who are skilled at leading, motivating and developing high performing teams and who can confidently develop, maintain and monitor plans and budgets.
If you have a proven technical background in Facilities Management and can demonstrate that you are able to get buy-in for change from stakeholders and the wider organisation and are confident in facilitating new ways of working, this may be the ideal role for you.
ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.
ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, there will be space to do so during the interview process.
Please note that this is a 3 month fixed term contract role and all applicants must be able to start work within one week of being appointed.