Buildings and Facilities Manager


The Proclamation Trust (SE17 1JL)

Date posted: 19th October 2023
Application ends: 27th November 2023

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-organised person to manage building security, Health & Safety compliance, general maintenance, contractors, cleaning & lettings.


Buildings/Health and Safety: - Ensuring the implementation and compliance with appropriate Health and Safety Codes of Practice in liaison with the Business Manager - With the Business Manger, undertake routine health and safety checks including site walkabouts. To provide guidance and support to staff where issues have been identified - To ensure that knowledge of the relevant legislation is kept up to date - To undertake all routine Fire Safety Checks, arrange servicing of fire systems/equipment, manage the Fire Risk Assessment & act as a Fire Marshall - To undertake all routine Legionella Checks & manage the Legionella Risk Assessment. - Arrange for all routine servicing of systems & equipment across the building - To operate the heating plant so that the required temperatures are maintained in the premises and an adequate supply of hot water is available, carrying out frost precaution procedures as necessary - To act as key-holder and carry out security procedures for the building, including responding to out of hours emergency situations - To identify and prioritise maintenance requirements and prepare and organise work programmes in liaison with the Business Manager - To carry out first-line repairs and maintenance eg plumbing, redecoration, repairs - Ensuring that adequate supplies of cleaning materials and other supplies are available and obtaining best value on supplies to ensure financial diligence - Testing portable electrical equipment if trained and accredited to do so - Caretaking duties, including cleaning some designated areas & supervision of student cleaning duties - The letting of the surplus estate and the serving of those tenants whilst ensuring those tenants comply with all necessary obligations. General: - To participate in the daily staff prayer meeting. & regular whole staff meetings - To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development, and training opportunities in discussion with line manager - Comply with all Trust policies and procedures, including the Code of Conduct and those relating safeguarding, equal opportunities, health & safety, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person - Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Proclamation Trust

Required skills

The successful candidate will have: - Experience of caretaking and/or buildings maintenance/security - Experience of work planning, contract negotiation & supervision and budget management - Knowledge of security, heating plant and other building systems - Experience of meeting Health and Safety requirements - The ability to undertake DIY tasks/ use tools and equipment to maintain buildings - A thorough knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and requirements (COSHH) - Basic Maths, English & IT skills - Strong organisational, people, and time-management skills - Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to form and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues - An ability to prioritise work, to cope with competing demands, deadlines and interruptions - Have high levels of professional integrity and enthusiasm - A good level of health and fitness - A Christlike heart for Bible teaching and training


There is flexibility around hours (possibility of full-time or part-time) depending on the skills, experience and availability of the successful candidate Not sure that you tick all the boxes? While this job description is an outline of the ideal candidate, we would not necessarily expect one person to have all the skills and experience required. If you fulfil many of the criteria, with a willingness to learn through working alongside others, we would like to hear from you.