Tiger Recruitment recruit candidates for Facilities Manager jobs in London. Call one of our Consultants or check out the jobs page on our website at http://www.tiger-recruitment.co.uk/jobs to view the jobs for Facilities Managers that we are currently recruiting for.
We recruit for stand-alone Facilities Management positions, but also those roles that incorporate elements of facilities into them.
For example, a number of the Office Management and Operations Manager roles have a Facilities Management aspect to them; the percentage within the role depending usually on the size of the company.
Facilities Manager jobs in London, or elsewhere, can therefore be extremely varied. In the broadest sense, the Facilities Manager is responsible for all of a company’s suppliers. These might include printers for stationery, building and maintenance, IT systems, phone contracts etc. An example of a bigger job might be sourcing and negotiating on new premises for the company. This might then include organising the office fit-out and negotiating with suppliers. This can be a complex operation.
In larger organisations, some Facilities Managers just concentrate on the office side!
In smaller organisations, Facilities Management is often merged with Office Management and HR and an individual is responsible for all parts. This sounds like a lot, but remember this is usually only the case in very small companies and you might have a PA or Admin Assistant to help you in busy periods.
A Facilities Manager will likely have some previous Facilities Management experience or have certainly completed aspects of the Facilities Management role.
Again skills required will vary depending on the size of the organisation. Some Facilities Management jobs require candidates with specific qualifications. There are two recognised qualifications; The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). There are seven levels of courses you can take.
The second Facilities Management training course is The National Examination Board for Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH).
In smaller organisations, required skills for Facilities Manager Jobs in London may also be based on previous experience gained. Exact requirements will also depend on the role. For example, will this candidate be expected to find new office space and organise the fit out. If so, then previous experience in this area may well be required.
Or, there may be an expectation to manage the office and the Health & Safety for the other employees. If this is the case, then previous Office Management experience or specific health and safety experience might be required.
Soft skills required by a Facilities Manager will include an ability to get with internal and external people at all levels and perhaps most importantly, an ability to negotiate with suppliers on behalf of your organisation. An ability to delegate will also stand you in good stead!
There are plenty of Facilities Manager jobs in London and the challenge is how to find the one best suited to you. Where do you start?
The three best options are as follows: