Head of Facilities and Building Services
£49,765 - £54,566 per annum
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A unique opportunity has arisen at Brighton & Hove City Council in the Property & Design department to lead and influence at a senior level. Brighton and Hove City Council is a busy and diverse place to work and it is an exciting and significant time to be joining Property & Design.
We are looking for an exceptional and inspirational Head of Facilities & Building Services to join our Property & Design Senior Management Team.
The Head of Facilities & Building Services will provide senior operational leadership to the council’s estates infrastructure and facilities services across the organisation through a successful Corporate Landlord model, ensuring excellent service delivery. It is a key and visible role within the council’s senior management team that keeps council staff, buildings and residents safe and secure.
This is a significant opportunity to play a key leadership role in an ambitious council and contribute to our Climate Change and Carbon Neutral Agenda alongside a committed and strong Property and Design leadership team. We are seeking an exceptional Facilities and Building services expert with proven experience of managing complexity, influencing and negotiating at a senior level. You will be a values-driven and politically astute leader committed to partnership working and passionate about the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. In light of COVID19, the way the council operates is changing. You will be leading and supporting work to help modernise the organisation's workplaces and respond to this unprecedented challenge. You will be a key member of staff in influencing the future ways of working for the organisation as we develop our future operating model.
As the Head of Service, you will have extensive knowledge of how to deliver effective facilities and building services operations and compliance including term maintenance, mechanical and electrical servicing and maintenance, reactive fabric repairs, operation of a 24/7 premises helpdesk, security and concierge, cleaning, waste disposal, public facing customer service and reception provision, post, courier and print/copy services. You will have experience of leading a diverse team at a senior level to drive strategic priorities, service improvement and resolve conflicting strategic agendas, understanding the financial challenges facing local authorities and how to support them, managing service and project budgets in accordance with public sector standards and be able to shape strategy and policy and come up with innovative solutions to achieve better outcomes for residents and customers within a complex and politically sensitive environment.
There's a lot to do, and we need someone who is passionate about making a difference, is comfortable working in a complex political environment, and has a proven track record of providing excellent service delivery and acting as a role model for staff, managers, partner agencies and stakeholders on good customer service and service improvement.
You will have a Professional qualification from an appropriate professional body such as IWFM; IFMA; MRICS; FCABE; CIBSE; MCIOB; ICE or similar.
To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Angela Dymott, Assistant Director, Property & Design at email@example.com
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Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
If this is you, then we would love to hear from you. On applying, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions (ore details on our website).
Closing date: 8 February 2022.
Virtual (*or in person) interview dates: 15 and 16 February 2022 (held on MS Teams).