Buildings Manager

Sydenham and Orpington
£44,664 per annum
18 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a leading Hospice which aspires to a world where all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Your new role

We have an exciting and new opportunity that has arisen for an experienced Buildings Manager to join our Estates and Site Services team. This team has responsibilities across two sites, Sydenham (this includes our main hospice building and our newly built world class education centre, St Christopher’s CARE) and our Orpington site where we provide outpatients services at the Caritas Centre.

You will be responsible for the maintenance of the buildings and grounds at both sites, you will also act as the Health and Safety Lead along with project management for defined capital projects. You will also have responsibility for the management of staff and external companies in delivering the above.

The role will be predominately based at the Sydenham site, with visits to Orpington as required.

What you will need to succeed

The successful candidate will have the relevant professional qualification (e.g. BIFM, NEBOSH, IOSH) and have minimum of a HND in a relevant engineering discipline. You will also have experience of delivering a facilities management services and have excellent knowledge of Health and Safety requirements across a multi-sited organisation.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to manage a large number of staff across a range of areas ensuring accountability of all, have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner and be able to act with discretion and tact at all levels.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ian Penistone on 020 8768 4714 or

Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date:             31st January 2021

1st Interview Date:     w/c 15th February 2021

2nd Interview Date:    w/c 1st March 2021

Please note, each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they consider they meet the specific points within the Person Specification.  

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