Assistant Director - Facilities

General Medical Council
London or Manchester
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Specialist Area
Facilities management (main)
Job Level
Director / Head / VP
FM service provider
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assistant Director, Facilities


Location flexible - please note travel between Manchester and London is required as part of the role. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the GMC as an Assistant Director, Facilities on a permanent basis. We’re the regulator for doctors in the UK. We help to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving and exceeding those standards and take action when they are not met.

We believe that diversity of background and experience leads to us being a better regulator.  We’re working hard to increase staff diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.  We particularly encourage and welcome applications to this role from women, black and minority ethnic people and disabled applicants as part of our commitment to address under-representation in our senior leadership.

About the role

The Assistant Director, Facilities is a critical role for the General Medical Council. Reporting to our Director of Resources you will lead a team of c.30 professionals, leading the GMC’s facilities management and workplace functions and being responsible for driving a robust and effective health and safety agenda.  You will also play a full and active role as an Assistant Director in the leadership of the organisation.

You will have a successful proven track record of managing a portfolio of buildings and associated facilities management services at a senior level, with the ability to deliver complex multi-disciplinary programmes, preferably with a facilities management qualification. You must have experience in negotiation and management of building leases and the tendering and management of large-scale fit outs and ensure compliance across Health & Safety, Business Continuity & Pandemic Response planning, and Environmental Management. You will also be an effective leader, with a demonstrable track record of leading and inspiring skilled individuals, together with ability to grow and further develop teams.

You will bring outstanding interpersonal skills, with outstanding relationship-building and communication capability, with a proven track record of supplier and contract management as well as the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders at a variety of levels.  You must also be able to provide strong and inspirational leadership to develop diverse teams with varying skills across multiple locations and demonstrate a clear commitment to improve equality, diversity and inclusion and ensure that this is delivered across the team.

The Facilities section supports staff across the organisation at seven different office locations across the four UK countries, and home-based colleagues. There will be extensive travelling with this role, and you will be expected to spend regular time each week in our London and Manchester office where the facilities teams are based.

In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package to find out more please click here. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a CV and a cover letter (max 2 pages) which demonstrates your reason for applying and a summary of how you can meet the key skills listed in the job description. 

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact Kate Warner, Head of Resourcing and Associate Services,

We value diversity and have made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750)


The General Medical Council is the independent regulator for doctors in the UK. It’s our job to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. We do that by controlling entry to the medical register and by setting standards for medical training. We also deal firmly and fairly with doctors whose fitness to practise is in doubt.

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