Facilities Manager (711)

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex. Our vision is of equal and sustainable societies, locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Facilities Manager to manage all aspects of the building and its professional support; and ensure a high quality working environment for staff, students and visitors.

You will care for and manage the building; support a programme of events and meetings; provide facilities that support excellent learning and teaching and welcomes staff and visitors; and lead the associated hospitality services.

You will support change, helping to define service standards, and think creatively about possibilities and ways of delivering services. You will lead a loyal team and manage them to deliver high levels of service in support of our core business.

You will develop a medium term buildings strategy; an asset register and maintenance plans. You will coordinate staff to support high quality meetings and events.You will ensure a strong health, safety and hygiene culture and commitment to customer service.

The successful candidate will have a Facilities Management qualification to at least level 4 or significant relevant experience or be studying the BIFM, RICS or equivalent qualification; and a NEBOSH Award. You will be practical and solutions-focussed; highly organised and highly responsive; knowledgeable about good practice; and experienced in service and buildings management. You will bring experience of team formation, leadership and performance management. You will be highly motivated and able to motivate others, with a supportive management style, able to lead change and win the confidence of staff across the Institute.

Salary: £34,478 - £45,572 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.
Closing Date: Wednesday 30th March 2016 at midday.
Interview Dates: Tuesday 12th April 2016.

OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORMS ONLY, CVs are not accepted. Please see below for an application form and the Vacancy Particulars. Please ensure that you quote the correct reference number when sending your application.