Facilities Manager - Full Time 36 hours per week

36 hours per week – 31 days holiday (pro-rata for mid-year starters)

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

Westminster Adult Education Service is the City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in London and one of the largest nationally.   

We provide life-changing learning opportunities for our learners through our qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and extensive community-based provision. We work to adapt to the changing needs of our communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated. We are on our journey to outstanding and want people who share our vision of attaining excellence to join us.  

If you want to join an organisation that makes a difference in people’s lives, we want to hear from you.   

The Role:

Responsible for the management and development of the property services of the three WAES Centres at Lisson Grove, Pimlico and Amberley.

Responsible for all day to day running of the premises managed by WAES including maintenance, security, health and safety, insurance/risk assessment and all facilities management.

Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety regulations in respect of safety, security, cleanliness and maintenance of all WAES buildings.

To be a principal key holder, controlling key sites including the routine and non-routine opening as required by the Alarm Company and/or police and Head of Service.

Responsible for the procurement and purchasing of furniture and equipment to ensure that best value for money is always at the forefront of decisions.

Contribute to the tendering and contract monitoring procedures for facilities.

What we offer: 

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit  https://www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties [westminster.gov.uk]

As a forward-thinking Council, we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore some of our staff depending on their role at WAES can benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

The Service offers a competitive salary and employment benefits including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.  

Please quote ED/WAES/2144 in all correspondence for this role.

Please ensure you address all the role and person criteria when completing your supporting statement.  Candidates must hold a clean UK Driving Licence.

Closing date for this post is 9am Friday 24 November 2023.

Interview and assessments for this post will take place on Monday 4 December 2023.  Shortlisted candidates must be available to attend on this date.

CVs will not be accepted for this post.

A Basic DBS is required for this post.

Please apply via the link