Estates Manager (Hard Services) Ref. 683

Corporate Services and Facilities
£44,223 to £47,541
This is a full-time position for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday


Do you enjoy working on a variety of tasks? Want to work somewhere a little different with a wide range of facilities? Do you want a work in an organisation that invests in your development?

You’ll use your leadership skills together with your extensive knowledge and experience of building services to maintain and enhance the facilities and Hard Services for the site’s multiple buildings.

You and your team will work across our diverse and interesting Estate with many technical facilities, which includes, manufacturing workshops, engineering laboratories and offices. Most days will be different as you oversee the multi skilled team and their contractors delivering everything from Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) to new facilities and you will also get to help shape the future infrastructure and buildings.

You will join a small supportive team where professional development and training is provided and encouraged for both technical and core skills.

More About You

You’ll already have:

• A proven background and professional qualification in Building Services or Facilities Management or relevant experience
• Experience of planning and managing multiple projects/works packages simultaneously
• In depth knowledge of legal and statutory compliance obligations

To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you have one of more of the following (although these are not essential):

• Experience of leading and developing others.
• Experience of managing Facilities Management contracts.
• A strong M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) skillset, ideally with an emphasis on Electrical Engineering.
• Experience of championing Environmental and Sustainability initiatives.
• Experience of working with ISO standards such as ISO 50001, ISO 14001 etc.

Your Personal Skills

You’ll be the type of person who:

• Enjoys working on multiple diverse projects.
• Enjoys being part of a supportive team whilst nurturing and developing others.
• Communicates clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.
• Establishes strong working relationships.
• Promotes new and flexible ways of delivering services that are responsive to customer needs.
• Is able to capture and convert a non-technical requirement into a technical specification.
• Can go with the flow.  Change is a big part of our organisation.  You will be able to adapt with the support of your team and management

Putting your skills to use

Using your diverse range of skills within the Estates team, you will:

• Lead, develop, manage, and motivate the Estates team. Through mentoring and coaching provide technical support to the team to develop their skills.
• Work collectively within the team to ensure the site is safe and legally compliant.
• Ensure that all Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is carried out to appropriate and agreed standards.
• Ensure all Estates work is carried out effectively and safely.
• Provide knowledge and expertise to advise on new works and site enhancements.
• Manage all Estates Contracts to maintain standards and ensure value for money.
• Contribute to the strategy and future direction of the team and the Estate.
• Share in the on-call rota, typically for up to a week each month.

What we Offer

Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will we be doing, here’s what we can offer you:

• 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service.
• 8 Bank Holiday days off in addition to your annual leave.
• 2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year).
• On call allowance
• Paid overtime or TOIL.  Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you work more, and sometimes it’s needed, we believe you should be rewarded for that.
• Training.  Lots and lots of training.  This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.
• Pension.  Our Pension scheme is Alpha.  It’s competitive.
• Sports & Social Society.  Whether its classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you.
• On site nursery (subject to availability).
• 3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice.
• Free parking
• Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day
• Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ and/or BAME.  We provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.

HMGCC is proud to hold the status of Disability Confident Employer. In line with this, we offer the Disability Confident – Offer of Interview. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please click here.

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We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other’s differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do.

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

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Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.