Deputy Facilities Manager

Location : Devizes, Wiltshire, England
Job Ref : HA96
Consultant : Holly Arman
Sector : Education
Salary : Market related


HA96: Deputy Facilities Manager 

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire 

Salary: Competitive DOE


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Deputy Facilities Manager on behalf of one of our clients.

The Deputy Facilities Manager will fill a wide-ranging remit of finance and admin tasks. The role will interface with both academic and bursarial staff, at all levels, and liaises with both external organisations and companies daily. The post holder will involve contact with pupils.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • To act as the Deputy Facilities Manager in the absence of the Facilities Manager and be responsible for the management of the school’s facilities staff, matrons, porters and cleaners.
  • To assist the Facilities Manager in managing and operating systems of staffing cover for lettings and other community usage of the premises, to advise on the security of buildings during periods of lettings and to ensure appropriate heating arrangements are made to meet lettings demands.
  • To ensure that all statutory elements of health and safety are implemented.
  • To be aware of and adhere to applicable school rules, regulations, legislation and procedures, national legislation (Health and Safety, COSHH, Data Protection).
  • To be responsible for your own continuing self-development, undertaking training as appropriate. 
  • To assist the Facilities Manager in maintaining an inventory of all furniture across the school. Keep stock records of all equipment and tools within the Facilities’ sphere of responsibility
  • To arrange coach travel for pupil’s trips and distribute trip mobiles to staff, when required, and liaise with both the bus operators to get the best price for the task.
  • Update the tasks board constantly to enable the Facilities team to carry out all tasks.
  • Book and manage room bookings on an online booking system ensuring that the room is set up correctly for the event.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Full driving licence • Educated to A level or above
  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • D1 licence
  • First Aid at Work
  • Project Management and planning skills
  • Financial budgeting
  • Staff and contractor management experience
  • Facilities management in a school environment
  • Works well in a team environment but also uses own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Strong time management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Change management, ability to drive change

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire 

Salary: Competitive DOE

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