Head of Facilities Management

  • Job Reference: 00000032-1
  • Date Posted: 19 June 2024
  • Recruiter: job switch
  • Location: Bromley
  • Salary: £370 to £460 Per Day
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Contact: jamie dawson
  • Email: jamie@jobswitch.co.uk

Job Description

The council is seeking a Head of Facilities Management on an interim basis estimated to last four months, while it recruits to the post on a permanent basis.

The post holder will have responsibility for hard and soft FM for the council's operational estate.


To successfully lead the Council’s Facilities Management service to ensure that the Council’s property is well managed, maintained and achieves value for money, through:

  • An effective planned maintenance programme.
  • Contract and performance management of a multidisciplinary supply chain for the delivery of planned preventative maintenance, statutory compliance testing and reactive maintenance.
  • Health and safety compliance management for the estate.
  • Strategic oversight of corporate facilities site and support services.
  • Management of fixed and variable revenue budgets and project specific capital budgets.
  • Being the lead officer on all estate and facilities collaborations.
  • Proactively managing the estate to minimise service failures.

To plan and implement a strategic framework of policies and procedures for Facilities Management services at all properties where the Council has management or maintenance responsibilities.

To provide advice to the departmental and corporate leadership team on achieving the Council’s objectives, including policy and strategy development.

Work with external stakeholders and internal partners to ensure high quality services that meet the needs and attract the support from stakeholders.


  1. Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of staff, managers, Members, trade unions and external partners.
  2. Able to demonstrate a high standard of written and verbal communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills.
  3. Proactive approach to problem solving.
  4. Strong analytical skills with the ability to assimilate a wide range of data sources to inform decision making.
  5. Excellent leadership skills to inspire and motivate teams to deliver high quality results through a period of significant change.
  6. Strong persuasive influencer and negotiator


  1. Excellent knowledge of asset management, maintenance, customer service and supplier management
  2. Understanding of relevant Health & Safety Legislation and approved Code of Practices and the impact on staff and members of the public
  3. Comprehensive understanding of performance and quality management processes.
  4. Comprehensive understanding of financial management processes
  5. Understanding of change management processes and the ways that staff need to be supported.