Head of Facilities Management

Hertfordshire County Council
Circa £60k pa
Closing date
1 Nov 2021

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Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the Property Management Team as the lead on Facilities Management, influencing and contributing to the broader strategic management of the Property Department.  You will play a leading role in shaping and delivering the ‘Our Workplace’ programme, linked to the Council’s Beyond Today Ways of Working initiative.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the non-schools’ operational portfolio is fit for purpose in terms of facilities, condition, compliance and health & safety.  You will also lead on how HCC’s operational property portfolio will contribute to the Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy and our ambition for HCC’s operations to be Carbon neutral 2030. 

We are looking for a highly experienced, motivated and conscientious individual who will ensure quality FM services are delivered and developed and whilst maintaining a high level of customer service.  The post holder will manage both an internal workforce and contracts to deliver everything from day-to-day delivery of FM services to multimillion pound projects. 

You will need excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work collaboratively and be a resilient leader capable of working in a complex and challenging environment. 

Closing Date: 1st November 2021
Interview Date: 9th November 2021

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sass Pledger on 01992 555970.

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

Application Information

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.

Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.

Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post

Additional Information

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website

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