Assistant Director of Facilities Management

£66705 - £73441 per annum Excellent pension,28 days holiday

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Assistant Director of Facilities Management on a 2 year fixed term basis. The position will be based in Canary Wharf, London. I have detailed the role and responsibilities for this Assistant Director of Facilities role and would welcome your application or any questions you may have.


  • Provide leadership and direction to the Facilities Management (FM) & workplace functions with oversight of all facilities services, property management and projects related to operational delivery for the portfolio.
  • Develop a programme of work and suitable governance arrangements to improve workplace quality and standards. This could include the leadership of major expansion and refurbishment projects, innovation and technical implementation, cultural initiatives and significant change management.
  • Ensure that all areas of property management throughout the property life cycle support the Greening Government commitments concerning sustainability. Develops effective environmental solutions in complex and diverse property portfolios.
  • Develop, lead and manage a strong FM team, exhibiting standards of excellence whilst providing a flexible, responsive and high performing service

Accountable for driving a robust and effective health and safety agenda across all areas of the organisation and its delivery, that complies with all

  • legislative requirements and policies to ensure a safe working environment for all staff and customers.
  • Work with multiple senior level stakeholders, to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction, playing a pivotal role in customer liaison working closely with business and regional management, and key stakeholders to ensure a high quality of service.
  • Define and monitor service level agreements and drive performance through continuous improvement methodologies to meet/exceed these at all times.
  • Ensuring best value objectives are met through procurement, budgeting and cost improvement projects identifying new ways of 'smart' working including compliance with PAS3000.
  • Develops, promotes, and implements measures to achieve cost effective improvements in operations, increase customer satisfaction, and ensure compliance with policies and regulation.
  • Accountable for large budgets, underpinned by an understanding of financial and commercial management activities and ensuring that all investment decisions have clear benefits and associated realisation plans.
  • Build and manage multi-disciplinary services teams, empowering teams and individuals to create an environment of high quality delivery on a day to day basis.
  • Provide real estate expertise, strategy and direction on all major property initiatives, supporting the Smarter Working agenda to maximise effective use of space.
  • Strive to maximise space utilisation and flexibility, optimising the portfolio based on lease events, market opportunities and business requirement.
  • Provide innovative solutions and excellent customer service, ensuring portfolio plans and strategies are developed balancing business need, property quality & sustainability, total property cost & VFM, lifecycle investment, market cycles & supply
  • Person Specification
  • It is essential that you can provide evidence and examples for each of the following selection criteria in your application:


    • A proven track record of managing a large portfolio of buildings and associated facilities management services at a senior level, with the ability to deliver complexmulti-disciplinary programmes.
      • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with a proven track record of supplier and contract management as well as the ability to influence internal stakeholders all at a variety of levels.
      • Strong financial and commercial acumen, with the ability to forecast, prepare and manage large budgets.
      • Ability to provide strong and inspirational leadership to develop diverse teams with varying skills across multiple locations build teams, deliver results, recognise outstanding performance and deal effectively with under performance.
      • An understanding of Health and Safety in complex property operating structures.
      • A good knowledge of risk management, governance arrangements, control procedures and audit processes.
      • Excellent organisational skills with the abilty to prioritise and put robust plans in place.
      • Excellent change management leadership skills with the experience of steering an organisation through substantial change with a particular focuse on staff engagement.

      Essential Qualification:

      • CIWFM, MRICS or equivalent

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Michael Piper
Senior Manager
Property & Construction Team
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