Assistant Facilities Manager

Birmingham City University - Campus Management and Services

Location: City South or City South Campus

Interview Date: To be confirmed

As an Assistant Facilities Manager you will lead a team of operational Facilities Supervisors and Assistants and will operate under the Operations Facilities Manager. There are two posts available; based at the City South and City Centre Campus’s. The roles will cover the University’s estate portfolio and support the two campus strategy.

This role will focus on the operational aspects of Facilities Management and will need to have strong people management skills along with good technical knowledge of building maintenance and compliance in order to manage, organise and supervise teams across a number of buildings/campuses.

To be successful in the role, you will need to be organised with a positive, flexible approach in providing the operational service delivery within the buildings through planning daily schedules and work allocations generated from the FM helpdesk requests. Ability to oversee effective contractor management processes and building compliance checks are being carried out, along with appropriate records are maintained in line with University procedures and policies.

You will also take ownership of managing staff in line with University policies and procedures whilst remaining people focused and ensuring that training and development remain key to individual performance and the performance of the Facilities team. Excellent communication and written skills are key, along with be ability to work within a team and on your own initiative. You will need to be people focused with a genuine desire to develop the performance of the team, continually contributing to improve the service provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to develop their career and create a great experience for all building users within Birmingham City University. You will need to demonstrate proven management/supervisory skills and experience and be able to write clear and concise reports. You will need to be educated to A level or equivalent experience is required, along with recognised FM training e.g. IOSH/IOSH. It would be essential that you are a member of BIFM and have excellent knowledge and understanding of Microsoft packages. Previously experience of working from an FM helpdesk would be desirable.

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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