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Head of Operations UK & Deputy Engineer

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
London or Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
£63,285 per annum (London), £63,035 per annum (Hanslope Park)
Closing date
3 Oct 2022
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Head of Operations UK & Deputy Engineer

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Total Package: £63,285 per annum (London), £63,035 per annum (Hanslope Park)

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Location: London or Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes

Join the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and you will deliver for the UK internationally. That could mean helping us promote Britain and our values, building strategic partnerships, protecting our interests, or supporting Britons abroad. It is a diverse challenge that will put you at the centre of world events, alongside around 17,300 people in our global network of offices, bringing a completely unique perspective of personal and professional pride.

Your role with us

The role is based in the FCDO’s Estate Operations (EO) department, which provides an agile global estate for all Government departments. EO is also the FCDO’s subject matter expert for estate operations, operational policy, contract management and asset replacement programmes.

The role is split across key two areas: your duties as Head of Operations UK, and your duties as Deputy Engineer. As Head of Operations UK, you will ensure the high performance of the UK EO teams along with other crucial premises. Working closely with senior leaders, you will manage EO budgets, contracts and senior stakeholders, You will also oversee EO sustainability performance and act as a key intermediary between the FCDO and our service providers.

As Deputy Engineer, you will be a subject matter expert in either mechanical, electrical or building services engineering. You will provide technical advice to a wide range of audiences across our global network, working on an ad-hoc basis and complying with FCDO policies and standards.

Who we’re looking for

You should be considerably experienced in contract management, delivering facilities management services and applying health and safety standards across diverse property portfolios. Strong leadership skills are essential, along with the ability to review complex information and communicate it to technical and non-technical audiences.

You will also be a member of a recognised engineering or professional body such as the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) or the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). A qualification with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) at level three or equivalent is also essential.

We encourage applications from all communities, so that we reflect the very best of 21st century Britain. Everyone here gets the support to develop their skills and capabilities as well as benefits that help to make the most of life in and out of work, including a Civil Service pension.

Use your talent and experience to shape our nation’s future, and deliver tangible improvements to millions of lives, including your own.

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