Facilities Manager

  • Location
    Whitehaven, Cumbria
  • Salary
    £ 35000 - £ 45000 / Year
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Education and Childcare
  • External Reference
    JN-022021-167408

The overall estates team is small and while highly skilled, requires blending with a small group of pre-qualified trades and contractors.


An extensive compliance matrix is maintained to inform planned maintenance and allow work planning of the team and contractors. Alongside this there will be a range of unplanned maintenance and reactive work.


Responsibilities/Duties



  • Day today management of the full site

  • Reaction to immediate maintenance issues, including fire alarms, building issues, compliance etc

  • Day to day staff management within the regulations, including task lists, completion records, work lists, lone worker etc.

  • Maintenance of a safe site for all staff, particularly fire alarm systems, emergency lighting etc.

  • Overall site compliance with relevant legislation

  • Working with the Director of Operations and Finance to create a medium-term site maintenance plan and input on site improvement plans with specifics advice relating to building regulations, planning compliance, costing etc.

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Asbestos register and Asbestos Management Plan

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the fire alarm and emergency lighting systems

  • Maintenance and upkeep of all other compliance records including gas safe, electrical safety, legionella etc.

  • Issue and management of site works permits, including hot permits, working at height etc.

  • Maintenance of site drawings, as-installed drawings etc.

  • Where necessary, ensuring building regulations approval and other relevant approvals are obtained as part of regular work

  • The role may be extended to include management of cleaning, including external contractors.


Experience required



  • Experience in a similar role is essential

  • Experience of managing a small, committed team of maintenance and grounds staff

  • Experience of directing and managing contractors, including work permits, compliance, and service level agreements

  • Experience of preventative and reactive maintenance regimes

  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations

  • Ideally qualified to IOSH or NEBOSH level

  • Live within a 30-minute drive of the site to enable rapid reaction if required



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Please apply with your CV to: Amy Moore