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Facilities & Estates Manager

Job Reference No. BCOM/1801-087/SU

Full-time / Permanent – Immediate Start

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is seeking to appoint a full-time Facilities and Estates Manager. Established in 1936, BCOM is one of the leading osteopathic colleges in the UK. It is renowned for its quality in education being awarded ‘approval without conditions’ from the Quality Assurance Agency led ‘Recognised Qualification’ reviews on behalf of the General Osteopathic Council for two consecutive reviews. BCOM’s degree course is validated by Plymouth University. BCOM is particularly regarded for its unique naturopathic approach to osteopathic care in its teaching and within its busy teaching clinic.


As the Facilities Manager at BCOM, your primary responsibility will be to manage and promote a Safe, Secure, Comfortable and Clean environment in which College staff and students can effectively work and study.  You will be responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of all Facilities Management estates and services provision throughout the College.   This will include; all aspects of Health and Safety, IT / HVAC; Computers; Audio Visual equipment, procurement, security systems, management of cleaning and waste disposal, maintenance arrangements both directly employed and contractors, post and other site services.

We are looking for an individual with at least 5 years experience who holds a Level 3 Health & Safety qualification (NEBOSH) is a member of a recognised Professional Body (i.e. BIFM) and who has experience in the delivery of a Facilities Management service with high levels of customer satisfaction.  You must be able to work independently, under pressure and meet tight deadlines, with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and a flexible approach to the needs of the job. You will need to have well-developed communication, interpersonal and prioritisation skills, along with the ability to accept ownership and responsibility.

With a thorough understanding of building constructions, building services, systems and plant, you will be able to promote and ensure good practice and resolve problems effectively. You should also have experience of procurement and purchasing contracts and the ability to write reports. Due to the nature of this role, experience of managing a team in a facilities environment is a must.


  1. The maintenance of Health and Safety Standards and Procedures including fire safety and disaster recover
  2. Maintenance of the site security and access control systems
  3. Maintenance of the College’s IT Network and infrastructure, including office equipment and teaching aids
  4. Setting and managing the facilities budget and scrutinising of relevant invoices
  5. Manage and monitor service providers, suppliers and contractors
  6. Carry out minor emergency building and equipment repairs
  7. Plan, supervise, monitor and verify works carried out by external contractors
  8. Monitoring and maintenance of the buildings external and internal appearance
  9. Any other duties as may be deemed commensurate with the role by the College Senior Management Group.


  1. A minimum of 5 years experience in facilities and estates management
  2. HND or equivalent in a technology related or business management discipline
  3. A relevant Health and Safety Qualification (NEBOSH)
  4. Membership of a recognised and relevant Professional Body (i.e. BIFM)
  5. DBS (formally CRB) cleared
  6. Intermediate knowledge of computer networking, computer hardware and audio visual equipment


  1. Demonstrable knowledge of and exposure to a broad range of functional areas including service operations, finance and IT, and evidence of delivering professional support services.
  2. Appreciation of the higher education sector and the challenges of delivering support services and implementing service improvements within an academic environment.
  3. Proven experience in financial management including ownership and control of functional budgets. Experience of managing large operational budgets to deliver cost-effective, value-adding services.
  4. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

WORK HOURS / LOCATION – 35 hours per week over 5 days, Monday and Friday, in flexible shifts usually between 8:00am – 7.00pm. The post holder may be required to work occasional weekends to coordinate / manage events or weekend lettings etc. The work location will be the college premises in London NW3.

Salary will be in the range of £30,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience and qualification. Other benefits including pension, life assurance, holidays will be explained in details during the interview.

Application must be made on BCOM Employment Application Form  quoting job reference no BCOM/1801-087/SU. You can send your application to careers@bcom.ac.uk or directly to HR Department on or before the closing date.

CLOSING DATE: Midnight, Sunday 04 February 2018

Interview dates are to be confirmed. The application process will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are happy to hear about any reasonable adjustments you may require.

Date Posted: 18/01/2018 | Posted In: Vacancies

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