Facilities Manager for UHNW Client

£45000 - £60000 per annum

Job Description

Family based between their homes in Central London and Surrey are looking for a qualified and highly experienced Facilities Manager to join them on a live out basis. This is a fully staffed home where you will work as part of a close-knit household and office team.

Your duties as the Facilities Manager will include but not be limited to:

  • Responsibility for the smooth functioning of the principal residences and additional smaller support properties in Central London and Surrey.
  • Travelling routinely between the various properties keeping a regular updated schedule of works for each residence which includes a timeline for all proposed project and in-house tasks and the associated budget
  • Oversee all household matters including but not limited to: technology, engineering & maintenance contracts, construction projects, pool/spa maintenance, art & antiques, landscaping, Lutron/Crestron lighting controls and state of the art heating and cooling systems etc.
  • Maintaining annual preventative maintenance, testing schedules and a running list of defects and repairs to all properties.
  • Maintaining and assessing the preferred contractor list for the properties and ensuring that the works are completed to the standard, timing and budget expected.
  • To seek efficiencies and savings to the running costs where possible
  • Promoting the highest standard of workmanships and care for the properties
  • Overseeing and supervising contractors at the properties and managing renovations as required.
  • Responsible for all property works records, health & safety, and risk assessments
  • Responsible for the access arrangements to undertake the repair/maintenance work in each residence as and when required.
  • Work alongside the household and administration teams providing support and assistance as and when required.
  • Managing the upkeep of equipment and supplies to meet health and safety standards and ensuring the necessary certifications are up-to-date and filed correctly.
  • Maintain a manual for each property including annual works that need to be undertaken as well as details of contractors and systems that are used.

Qualifications & Skills required for the role:

  • A skilled trade (plumbing, carpentry etc) through either studying at college or work experience, to a minimum level of HNC/HND. A broad and wide-ranging knowledge and experience in trade areas to include: construction, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry and decorating.
  • Project management experience welcomed
  • General knowledge of UK Health and Safety and statutory regulations
  • An understanding and experience of listed buildings and statutory regulations associated with the undertaking of works to properties and services
  • The successful candidate may have gathered experience in private homes, deluxe or boutique hotels or Museums and Galleries - indeed any properties where great emphasis has been given not only to cutting edge E&M and IT/AV systems but also the soft and hard finishes, art, antiques along with fixtures and fittings.
  • Confident and calm manner when liaising with all relevant stakeholders
  • Sound judgement and confidence to make decisions as required
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills with a positive can-do attitude
  • Enthusiastic and organised team players who will be hands-on when necessary
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills along with an excellent command of English, spoken and written;
  • IT proficiency and good knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office (word/excel etc) especially in relation to preparing reports and maintaining inventories
  • Able to take control of the supervision of all general household maintenance
  • Able to manage accounts (sometimes in collaboration with the Family Office

Hours: Monday to Friday 40-45 hours a week, with the understanding that flexibility may be required at times

Starting: ASAP

Salary: Up to £60,000 for the right candidate

Checkable references and right to work in the UK essential

*Please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application*