Head of Estates, Facilities & Operations

Job Type:
Facilities Management & Maintenance
South East
£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£50k - 55k per year
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Looking to recruit a Head of Estates, Facilities & Operations To lead the effective management of Estates & Facilities, Safety Health & Environmental (SHE) Management and Business Continuity to achieve a consistently high standard of service delivery across four UK sites.

The Organisation is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere, is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) the leading funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science in the UK.

The responsibility for Estates covers all Freehold and Leasehold management of the main sites, major capital investment management, lease and SLA agreements for tenants, plus lease and access agreements for numerous scientific Field Sites. Facilities management includes the development and maintenance of fit for purpose building, plant and services in accordance with needs including statutory compliance and industry best practices. Facilities services are provided through a mix of internal and contractor services.

SHE management services are maintained at ISO14001 (2015) and OHSAS18001/ISO45001 standards. Additionally all areas are within scope of our achievement of ISO9001 standard.

Key Priorities

Leadership of the function (43 members of staff) to enable:

continued development of Estates & Facilities, SHE and Business Continuity Strategies, which underpins the longer term needs of an independent CEH

continued review and development of specific Facilities Management functions, systems and processes to extend the range of consistency and ensure compliance across sites to aid optimum utilization of sites, resourcing and facilities, with enhanced focus on scientific laboratory services

pro-active budgetary management and engagement in delivering efficiency savings

continued development of internal monitoring and auditing of performance and compliance of service management and delivery, with primary focus on statutory and regulatory areas, relating to and supporting existing OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 and contributing to maintaining ISO9001

deliver capital, capital Long Term Maintenance (LTM) and revenue Remedial plans and implementation, fully using Condition Survey and Capital Asset databases, in support of maintaining sustained improvements in building, engineering and services infrastructure

maintain and enhance effective Risk Management, Incident Response and Business Continuity plans in line with ongoing changing risk conditions

provide positive engagement with key stakeholders, including Directors, Science Area Heads, NERC/UKRI and UKSBS colleagues.

For further information contact Ross Henderson on 07487847467 / ross.henderson@buildrec.com

Contact Details:
Tel: 020 3176 4790
Contact: Ross Henderson

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