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Head of Facilities 
Market competitive salary with excellent benefits package

Create a culture of exceptional service delivery in a world class research environment.

The Head of Facilities will lead and manage the Facilities strategy and team, supporting the needs of the world class science delivered by the Earlham Institute (EI), the John Innes Centre (JIC) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). The Facilities Team provides a fully comprehensive FM service, ensuring the site infrastructure is developed, maintained and well managed, while also providing a soft facilities service that includes security, reception, cleaning, catering and conference facilities.

The Head of Facilities will be responsible for developing and maintaining a site masterplan, capital programme delivery, effective capital utilisation, legal compliance and ensuring performance standards are set and maintained to support the excellence in research achieved at EI, JIC and TSL.  The post holder will be responsible for building, managing and servicing the physical infrastructure of the three institutes and for providing soft facilities services, ensuring quality and value for money in all areas.  They will lead and deliver a proactive service through effective management of the multi-disciplinary facilities team, contractors and outsourced supply chains, ensuring outstanding levels of service and performance.

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record of providing ‘best in class’ facilities management services across a comparable customer facing portfolio.  You will be an adept contract manager with strong commercial acumen and a high level of personal credibility.  You will possess demonstrable experience in engendering a culture of exceptional delivery at both an operational and strategic level.  Experience of successfully managing change and transformation, including devising and implementing innovative delivery models, will be essential.

For more information and/or a confidential discussion, please contact our appointed recruitment partner Michael Hewlett ( of The Management Recruitment Group.

The closing date for applications will be midnight on Sunday 11th June 2023.


The Management Recruitment Group, formed in 2007, focuses on senior appointments in the Built Environment.

Our team, currently over forty strong, work in specialist business units covering a broad range of activities from Facilities & Estates Management to Bids, Design, Construction, Property and Infrastructure.

When you work with MRG you will deal with an expert, someone who speaks your language and will grow with you as your business grows or help you when you need to move to develop your career.

Our Board has an average of over twenty five years’ experience in recruitment in Construction and Property, our Managers average over twelve years’ in their specialist fields and our Consultants average over ten years.

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