Facilities Manager

24075.00 GBP Annual
24 Aug 2019
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an opportunity for a well organised Facilities Manager to ensure our properties and facilities are compliant with relevant Health & Safety, Environmental, Fire & Security standards.

What it's like to work here

On the edge of Exmoor and a short distance to the coast, Arlington Court is one of Britain's well-kept secrets. A 2,700 acre estate with designated SSSI status, the property includes a mix of grassy plateaus, steep sided wooded valleys, streams. At its heart a compact house full of interesting objects and an amazing colection of carriages housed at the stables, Arlington offers its staff and visitors a truly magical place to be a part of.

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What you'll be doing

Working at Arlington Court you'll be leading work to ensure our fire, environmental, health and safety & security compliance is first rate and you'll be making sure we plan well for emergencies. For us facilities aren't a back office function, so you'll be out and about inspecting our properties and keeping on top of our systems. As part of the property team you'll report into the General Manager, and be accountable for the running of all aspects of facilities management across our properties, making sure we are safe and compliant. You'll be working closely with our building surveyor, estate manager and property teams and consultancy advisers, in addition to managing contractors and developing volunteering opportunities in your area of work. The role also takes a lead in our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint, so by monitoring and analysing our energy use you'll help deliver a reduction in energy consumption.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role you'll need to have;

  • Experience as a compliance, facilities or premises manager
  • A good understanding of fire and security procedure, health and safety, buildings maintenance, contractor management and services provision
  • A strong track record in process and procedure and you'll love working with data
  • Demonstrable high standards of presentation
  • Great people skills, including managing a team, working with colleagues, visitors and volunteers
  • Good understanding of conservation and managing our environmental footprint, including working with consultants and contractors to effect changes where necessary
  • Strong organisational skills
The package


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You'll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!