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Facilities Manager Job Description

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Facilities Manager Job Description

We are recruiting for a multi-skilled Facilities Manager who can balance technical maintenance with good people skills. As Facilities Manager you will be responsible for creating a suitable working environment, ensuring facilities are always clean and installing and maintaining adequate communications infrastructure, amongst other duties.

To succeed as a Facilities Manager you need to be able to attend multiple concerns involving both workers and their working environment, requiring good organisational and multitasking ability.

Facilities Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  • 3+ years in facilities management.
  • Project management skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Multitasking ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management.
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.

Facilities Manager Skills and Requirements

  • Foster a professional working environment.
  • Inspect and repairing electrical and plumbing services.
  • Manage janitorial duties.
  • Ensure adequate catering and vending services.
  • Undertake building and grounds maintenance.
  • Ensure facilities are always clean.
  • Instal and managing air conditioning services.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Manage waste disposal systems.
  • Ensure a constant security presence.
  • Instal and maintaining adequate communications infrastructure.
  • Manage parking facilities and ensuring space.
  • Oversee refurbishments and renovations.
  • 3+ years in facilities management.
  • Project management skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Multitasking ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management.
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.

Personalising Your Facilities Manager Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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