Facilities Manager – Hard Services

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Facilities Manager - Hard Services
Lewisham, London
Contract / Temporary

Lewisham 0006 FA57 / 1

Posted: 20th January 2023 13:19
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30.92 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Lewisham, London,

    SE6 4RU

What's involved with this role:

Interim Service Charge Legal Officer – Housing

Reference no:  Lewisham 0006 FA57 / 1

Pay Rate: £30.92 per hour PAYE

Hybrid working

The purpose of the role is to provide management cover in the absence of other Facilities Managers including but not limited to Soft Services and Head of Facilities Management. Ensure services are managed to provide a suitable service whilst providing best value.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the FM Hard Services team and associated contracts ensuring the delivery of planned, reactive building maintenance and associated small work and capital projects up to the value of £50,000 across the council’s property portfolio.
  • Management of the FM Helpdesk ensuring services are provided in-line with the Council’s requirements.
  • Management of FM building asset and life cycle ensuring that accurate updated records are maintained. Provide advice on end of life items to the Head of FM and Corporate Estates Team.
  • Be the responsible person for FM Hard Services, Health and Safety and compliance excluding items that are managed by the Councils CH&S section
  • Provide professional and technical advice on all FM and building services matters, ensuring that all works, appointments of contractors, consultants, are in line with the Council’s procurement guidelines and financial regulations, whilst complying with statutory requirements.
  • Manage internal staff, providing active motivation, direction, performance management, coaching and personal support to enable them to work effectively, and to support their personal development.
  • Responsibility for leading and managing all FM hard service matters related to their services, specifications, design, adverts, tenders, selection, mobilisation, and demobilisation of contracts.
  • Responsibility to ensure compliance of buildings, services, systems and asset within the scope of FM hard services.
  • Take responsibility for the management, and negotiations on the FM contracts ensuring at all times to drive innovation, improved service outcomes and better value for money for the Council
  • Responsibility to ensure that FM services, projects and practices are delivered and align themselves with the Councils sustainable requirements for CO2 reduction, energy consumption minimised, and energy production maximised.
  • Manage the FM Hard Services annual budget in excess of £1m.
  • Promote service innovation and improvements, liaising with other departments to share good practice and benchmark performance to ensure the continuous improvement of service targets and outcomes.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Hold a facilities management, building engineering or property related professional qualification to ONC or above and/or substantial relevant experience.
  2. Professional membership to either CIBSE, IWFM, RICS or similar.
  3. Hold an IOSH or NEBOS qualification.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Clear evidence of management of Hard services Facilities Management and contracts.
  3. Operational management experience within a similarly complex and challenging environment.
  4. Demonstrable evidence of leading teams to deliver to specified outcomes in high pressure and ‘exposed’ environments, including evidence where you have contributed towards their personal and collective development.
  5. Experience of successful budgetary management and control, at departmental level and contributing to overall corporate effectiveness.
  6. Evidence of having delivered effective performance measures and a performance culture that achieves objectives and drives upper performance standards.
  7. Experience of developing and managing strategic partnerships that are focused on outcomes rather than process and that have made a demonstrable difference to the quality of programme delivery.
  8. Experience in managing hard services building compliance and H&S.



  1. Understanding of the political interface in a local authority and the role and needs of elected members.
  2. Understanding of the issues facing the management of a public sector organisation.
  3. Excellent understanding of financial management and control.
  4. Excellent knowledge of procurement practice.
  5. Excellent knowledge of Health & Safety legislation.
  6. Excellent knowledge of building services/maintenance statutory, mandatory compliance.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Understanding of the political interface in a local authority and the role and needs of elected members.
  2. Understanding of the issues facing the management of a public sector organisation
  3. Excellent understanding of financial management and control.
  4. Excellent knowledge of building services/maintenance statutory, mandatory compliance
  5. Skills To understand complex policy issues and present them to a range of groups including staff, external partners, stakeholders and elected Members.
  6. Excellent communication skills – written, presentational, in negotiations and in conversational.
  7. Strong leadership skills, including the ability to both lead and support while maintaining high levels of accountability throughout the organisation.
  8. Excellent knowledge of building maintenance including but not limited to Mechanical and electrical systems, building life safety systems, building fabric and building services compliance
  9. A confident, commercially focused thinker, able to create innovative solutions and engage with and influence others
  10. High levels of political sensitivity and integrity, recognising both formal and informal political scenarios within an organisation
  11. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Facilities Manager - Hard Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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