Building Manager

We are delighted to bring you a new interim Building Management role starting at the end of May in central London. 

Our client is a growing organisation, dedicated to the advancement of research and education of architecture, design, and related disciplines. This organisation carries out vital work to actively support young people and students from diverse and complex backgrounds in their quest to become architects, designers and scholars. This organisation is aiming to be a major national and international centre for the study of architecture, design and related arts. You will love the cultural and enjoyable working environment and be working in a close knit team full of academic, vibrant and motivated people. 

Within this interim Building Manager role in London, you will be supporting the Foundation’s operations and compliancy within its two unique buildings. The buildings and core facilities need ongoing attention in order that they safely house the Foundation’s team, the collections, archives, and major equipment.

The Building Manager responsibilities will include:

  • Running the day-to-day maintenance of the sites via contractors, including safe systems of work and secure access arrangements.
  • Coordinating and managing all planned and reactive maintenance 
  • Procuring and coordinating contractor relationships for hard and soft services 
  • Coordinating and managing minor works projects, office moves and supporting the programme of capital works
  • Managing HVAC projects and hard services project works 
  • Acting as a lead with regards to fire safety and health and safety for the organisation  
  • Continuing to develop a system of maintenance checks and to produce all necessary documentation to ensure that the Foundation is legally compliant with regard to health and safety, fire and building regulations.
  • To support the development of risk assessments 
  • Overseeing site security
  • Full Utility management for the sites 
  • Budget management 
  • Responsible for the preparation of health and safety reports and any other reports as deemed necessary by the senior management team  
  • Working closely with the Senior Management Team on planning activities concerning the facilities.

This is a varied interim Building Managers role for an experienced Hard Services Building Manager with ample experience of health and safety, building compliance, contractor management, project management and whom has ideally worked within a museum or related environment. Ideally you will have knowledge of collection storage with regards to temperature control.

For this Building Managers role, based across 2 sites in central London, we are looking for:

  • Experience of delivering high quality management of hard services via contractors 
  • Strong knowledge of hard services building regulations and statutory compliance
  • Experience of procuring and managing external contractors 
  • Knowledge of health and safety, fire safety, legislation (IOSH/NEBOSH)
  • Understanding on environmental conditions and control
  • Great interpersonal skills and a can do attitude. 
  • Experience of working within a similar environment 
  • Available to start at short notice

If you are available and interested in an interim buildings management position in the cultural sector, if you have the above experience and are excited by the prospect of continuing the development of procedures and controls within Estates please apply now! This role will be paid via an hourly rate and be paid weekly. 

 

 

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