Facilities Manager

Posted 15 March by Stephen James (Automotive) Ltd Easy Apply Featured

Facilities Manager

Salary: £40k salary + £6k On Call/unsociable hours supplement

50/50 split between Enfield and South London (Bromley, Woolwich, Sidcup) expected

What you’ll be doing

The Stephen James Group is seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to manage the maintenance of a portfolio of properties across the greater London area. The portfolio of properties currently comprises seven BMW and MINI showrooms, storage facilities with various new projects in the pipeline.  Under the leadership of the Head of Property, you would take responsibility for the existing properties’ maintenance along with smaller projects, working with minimal guidance across multiple sites.

Based at the Enfield head office, the Facilities Manager will be responsible for managing a small multi-skilled team to ensure that the various sites and their associated facilities are run efficiently serving both Stephen James’ customers and staff.  This position will provide the successful candidate great scope with the opportunity to shape the future of the facilities function, and to capitalise on the opportunities that the new property portfolio represents.

Role responsibilities – including but not limited to

  • To have full responsibility for the day to day facilities management, including out of hours supervision & call outs
  • To have central control of all facilities services, focusing on driving value
  • To review and improve current processes and establish robust formal management and reporting systems for the function
  • To line manage the FM team driving performance through clear leadership, goals/tasks setting and review
  • To have management oversight of the specialist sub-contractors to provide a centralised FM delivery service to the entire business
  • To have direct responsibility for health, safety and environmental compliance within the function working closely with the Compliance Team to ensure good practice in HS&E policies, procedures and the implementation across the business
  • To monitor, review and report FM expenditure on a monthly basis, authorising invoices and all FM expenditure
  • To be responsible for improving some of the ageing facilities across the Group up to a value of c.£100k



Who you need to be

  • You must have excellent communication skills
  • You must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment recognising individual responsibility with a strong collaborative ethic
  • You will have the ability to keep up-to-date with complex information, proven negotiating skills and good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You will be able to develop rapport and trust with customers and to resolve conflict situations calmly and reasonably
  • You will have a passion for customer service and be professional and well presented


You will have

  • Proven experience of working at both a strategic and operational level
  • Building maintenance experience with strong technical knowledge in M&E – ideally from a broad (not only office) FM background
  • H&S knowledge and previous experience at both a shop-floor and policy level with a good understanding of Risk Management
  • IOSH or NEBOSH and BIFM qualifications/membership ideally
  • Excellent IT skills
  • A valid clean UK Driving Licence and the ability to travel across sites


What do we offer?

  • 23 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company car – if applicable
  • Performance related commission/bonus scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, & employee discount schemes
  • Pension scheme & life assurance



Our company is driven by 5 Core Values: Unrivalled Service, Unquestionable Honesty, People Obsession, Creativity and Giving Back

If Stephen James is the place for you, click apply to start your new career.

Facilities Manager

Reference: 34689504

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