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Senior Facilities Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Facilities Officer to join a local authority in South London.

Pay - £26.32 per hour LTD Umbrella

Hours - 36 Hours per week

Based in Southwark, the Facility Officer will :

  • Provide efficient and economic advise and support to the non-housing Council estate comprising approximately 350 mixed use buildings.
  • Directly manage and influence building related facilities services to a range of 150 non housing buildings within the property portfolio.
  • Support facilities management (FM) operational delivery, support contracts, building compliance, reactive maintenance and related small project work, ensuring the development of robust relationships with departmental representatives, building managers and end users.
  • Deliver the agreed FM services to an allocated departmental portfolio of operational buildings to ensure compliance with statutory and mandatory legislation

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Proactively engage with customers at all levels within the council to understand and interpret their short, medium and long term business needs in a timely manner.
  • Manage and support a team of Facilities Officers to ensure that all operational buildings are properly inspected and audited, checking and reviewing in respect of property maintenance, compliance, condition and safety.
  • Respond to emergency or urgent property management issues when escalated by the Area Facilities Officers
  • Ensure the site based emergency procedures manual follows the council principles and covers; fire, bomb, flood, suspicious package, lift entrapment and utility failure, in relation to the designated operational buildings
  • Ensure that the FM operations manager is regularly briefed on performance, operational building compliance, works or repair progress and given timely advice and updates on options and their implementation
  • Specify and commission repair, maintenance and improvement works on behalf of the head of FM operations
  • Lead on the implementation of all Service Level Agreements to provide an optimum working environment as agreed with departmental clients
  • Deliver and support all site-based customer/client related facilities management services to ensure that staff are adequately accommodated and supplied to meet their business needs in line with financial & departmental policy
  • Monitor and control a delegated budget up to a value of £250k and provide analysis on spend profiles by liaising with the FM operations manager and the cfm business finance manager
  • Liaise and consult with the CFM Technical team on property matters requiring input from building surveyors, quantity surveyors, architects, or outside contractors.
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety regulations, statutory legislation and council policies are adhered to
  • Responsible for premises management in operational buildings and ensuring that they are maintained to a safe secure working environment for both staff and visitors


  • Ability to respond to emergencies or urgent property management when escalated by Facility Officers
  • A working knowledge of building statutory requirements
  • Experience of working in a busy environment, carrying out both own workload, and supervising others
  • Experience of both Hard and Soft Facilities Management
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office packages
  • IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

This will be a Hybrid working role working 3 days in office and 2 days from home. (Depending on needs of the service)

For more details on this role, and to apply, please contact Prakash today by emailing or call 01772 208967.