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Buildings & Facilities Manager, National Centre for Circus Arts

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Job Summary

The Buildings & Facilities Manager has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the building, ensuring that the numerous and varied users find the National Centre welcoming, hospitable and fit for purpose.

Job Description

The Buildings & Facilities Manager has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the building, ensuring that the numerous and varied users find the National Centre welcoming, hospitable and fit for purpose. They will also play a key role in managing 'back office' operations, for example managing service contracts, keeping relevant policies & procedures updated and supporting the Head of Operations to implement our H&S policies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in ensuring that the building is fit for purpose and compliant with all appropriate regulations (e.g. premises licence and building control) and that the studios and all public areas are ready for use.
  • Line manage the Duty Managers, Programme and Facilities Coordinators, and Building Maintenance Officer, including recruiting, induction, training and annual appraisals.
  • Manage the day-to-day building and maintenance budget to cover small purchases.
  • Lead on building operations and staffing to facilitate our external event hires
  • Assist in developing relevant building operational policies/procedures and to ensure that these are effectively implemented.
  • Act as the senior responsible person/manager in the absence of the Head of Operations to ensure the effective and safe operation of the National Centre for Circus Arts in accordance with its policies and procedures, such as First Aid and Fire Safety.
  • Working closely with the COO and Head of Operations, providing day-to-day IT support to office staff and escalating issues to our third-party IT contractor (currently SpirIT UK) as necessary.
  • Support the implementation of our environmental policy.

Job Requirements

Experience

Essential

A strong facilities and/or building management background with at least three years working experience.

Experience within a customer-facing environment.

Experience of line managing staff, managing contractors and creating rotas.

Desirable

Experience of working in a sustainable building or environment.

Previous experience of acting as a fire warden and/or first aider.

Experience of managing Budgets.

Experience of event management.

Skills

Essential

Excellent administration & organisational skills.

Excellent communication skills

A general understanding of relevant health & safety legislation and its impact in a public building.

Financially numerate, with the ability to manage budgets effectively.

A working knowledge of IT, including email, Windows, and Microsoft Office.

Desirable

A buildings management qualification, ie NEBOSH / IOSH. An understanding of premises licensing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in ensuring that the building is fit for purpose and compliant with all appropriate regulations (e.g. premises licence and building control) and that the studios and all public areas are ready for use.
  • Line manage the Duty Managers, Programme and Facilities Coordinators, and Building Maintenance Officer, including recruiting, induction, training and annual appraisals.
  • Manage the day-to-day building and maintenance budget to cover small purchases.
  • Lead on building operations and staffing to facilitate our external event hires
  • Assist in developing relevant building operational policies/procedures and to ensure that these are effectively implemented.
  • Act as the senior responsible person/manager in the absence of the Head of Operations to ensure the effective and safe operation of the National Centre for Circus Arts in accordance with its policies and procedures, such as First Aid and Fire Safety.

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