Facilities Development Manager

Job Details

To be responsible for the facilities management function of Start Well Centres and other multi-site centres as required including ensuring that the buildings and grounds are safe, secure and clean for staff and visitors.

To work both strategically and operationally to ensure the efficient maintenance and upkeep of the Start Well buildings and grounds, delivering a safe, attractive and vibrant environment for children, families and professionals.

To coordinate the Start Well Premises Management Plan and to direct and oversee relevant projects to ensure the best possible environment for children, families and professionals.

To manage staff on a day-to-day basis having responsibility for overseeing health and safety compliance and to undertake risk assessments as required, ensuring policies and guidelines are in place to support delivery of a safe service.

To manage premises related budgets to ensure that the service derives maximum benefit from its budget and generates income in partnership with the relevant service managers.

To scope facilities improvement projects, business cases, financial modelling, project planning and controls, milestones to be achieved.

To support the management, monitoring and safe implementation of specific capital programmes and programmed maintenance schemes of work, liaising with Corporate Property Services, contractors and outside agencies.

Manage maintenance works at the Start Well buildings as and when required. Acting as a point of contact, giving clear direction to contractors and site staff, certify that works have been carried out satisfactorily and that it meets statutory requirements

To maximise the use of the accommodation both by the service and outside agencies, ensuring in liaison with Estates and Legal Services signed licences and leases are in place for tenants and that these are reviewed regularly to ensure compliance and no
unauthorised encroachment.

To attend the service meetings and provide detailed costings and prioritisation lists to enable the service to plan for future development improvements, both within the Premises Management Plan and within budget constraints.

To act as a primary key holder and co-tag manager, ensuring buildings are opened and secured to meeting service need and providing cover arrangements in the absence of Centre Assistants across the Start Well estate.

Manage emergencies and respond appropriately to urgent issues as they arise including investigating instances of vandalism and arrange appropriate remedial action.

To ensure that health and safety guidelines and standard operating procedures are compliant with current legislation e.g., statutory and regulatory; COSHH; Hygiene Code; Asbestos; Legionella; Infection Control; Environmental Protection; and Waste and that
appropriate Health and Safety training is in place for all staff