Estates Operations Manager (Hard Services)

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington
£48,877 - £54,308 per annum
15 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Estates Operations Manager (Hard Services)


Daresbury Laboratory

£48,877 - £54,308 per annum

Full time

Open Ended


About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council, now a part of the recently formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI),.is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. More information can be found at

About the role

The Estates Operations Manager (Hard Services) role is a key management role, providing professional technical support to the Regional Head of Estates & Facilities Management (FM), and the operational service managers based at the Daresbury Laboratory (DL), however there will be rare occasions when support may be offered to, and a physical presence required at the Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).

You will have direct responsibility for all hard services at DL and will provide indirect technical support to the soft services teams.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • providing the day to day tactical management and oversight of the operational delivery of core estates and facilities management services including maintenance, compliance, surveys, project management and management data
  • maximise the engagement and satisfaction of core customer groups including staff, tenants and partners through established and new communication mechanisms lead, motivate and engage Estate Services staff to maximise the potential of both individuals and teams
  • developing policies, plans, processes and procedures to ensure compliance, value for money, and consistency of quality.

About you

It is essential that you have a first degree or equivalent NVQ qualification relating to the built environment and professional membership of the IWFM, RICS or CIOB. You will also hold a NEBOSH General Certificate and a formal Project Management qualification e.g. PRINCE2, APM etc.

You will have extensive working knowledge and experience of the estates and facilities management sector and experience of leading and developing the potential of individuals and teams within an estates function.

What we offer

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 5th June 2019.

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