Facilities Manager - Global (UK)
Global Counsel is seeking a UK based but global focused Facilities Manager to join its growing team in November 2021.
This is a newly created role covering GC's 5 offices globally. The successful candidate will have similar experience working within a fast growing, multinational SME and proven experience providing support and advice to the business.
As Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of Global Counsel. In addition, you will ensure that best practices are followed for maximum efficiency and that the most suitable working environment is attained for GC's employees and visitors.
The role will report to the Director of Finance & Operations (FD).
Role and responsibilities
- Working closely with FD and senior management to ensure all offices are presentable, adequately maintained and in perfect working order.
- Ensuring that facilities meet compliance standards and local government regulations.
- Planning and coordinating all ad hoc and planned repairs, installations and refurbishments for local and overseas offices including the required safety checks.
- Managing the upkeep of front of house facilities, equipment and supplies to meet health and safety standards.
- Communicating workplace safety precautions to employees and visitors.
- Forecasting, allocating and supervising the financial and physical resources of the facility management.
- Responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of all premises-related mechanical and electrical equipment as well as completion of all annual portable appliances testing, monitoring and recording of facilities inspections and utilities meter readings as required.
- Managing tenders and renewals for insurance, telecoms, maintenance and service charge contracts, rent reviews etc closely with the FD.
- Advising businesses on increasing energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness and rolling out green initiatives.
Skills and profile
- Minimum five years of global experience within a similar role is essential.
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task, with excellent time management skills.
- Passionate about delivering consistent excellent support to all stakeholders.
- Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices.
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills with ability to lead and manage teams and projects locally and internationally both on the ground and remotely.
- Commercially astute with excellent procurement and negotiation skills.
- Good knowledge of IT and telecommunications facilities.
- Relevant professional qualifications (Health & Safety, First Aid, Fire Marshal etc)
What's in it for you?
- Professional development in a fast-growing company with multiple international offices.
- A competitive London-based salary with 20 days' holiday allowance, plus bank holidays, 5 hybrid days and Christmas office closures.
- A full package of benefits including pension, health insurance, as well as social activities.
- This is a full-time, permanent role based in London but with remits covering GC's 5 offices globally.
How to apply
To apply, please apply via the webform with your CV and cover letter by 17:00 BST on Friday 22 October 2021.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview by zoom in the first instance and then at GC's offices in Marylebone for the final stages.
Global Counsel is committed to equal opportunities, respect and wellbeing for all staff and applicants for employment. We are committed to building a team that genuinely reflects the diversity of the places we work. We are committed to achieving a culture where there is regard for all and there is no place for discrimination and harassment of any type.
Our aim is for GC to be a company where all our staff have the opportunity to grow, develop, succeed and be their authentic selves whatever their sex, race, colour, class, religion, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, redundancy, leaves of absence, salary and training.