12 February 2020
A decision was made to end the Facilities Management Contract with their current supplier and transfer services and staff back to the Council, in order to manage the transition of staff from the current supplier to the Council they require an Interim Head of Soft FM to oversee and manage the process. Approximately 106 posts will return; 90 of them will make up the “soft” FM functions (cleaning, help desk, security etc) and will sit within the Environment and Neighbourhoods Directorate. Bringing FM services back-in house presents an opportunity to design and resource an operating model that meets the long-term strategic needs of the council. Crucial to the transition and the ongoing success of the in-house FM model is the need to re-model the operational service, change the culture and support the incoming staff. The first few months will require a “hand-holding” approach and an experienced Head of Service to drive through the necessary changes and embed and stabilise the new operating mode. Duties will include but not be limited to:
- Confirm supplier needs and liaise with procurement to set-up new contracts
- Logistics such as identifying storage and cupboard space
- Equipment specification, ordering, storage and issue to staff
- Consumables specification, ordering, storage and issue to staff
- Uniforms specification, ordering, storage and issue to staff
- Health and Safety related including handovers
It is anticipated that the Interim post will be required for a period of 6 months and day rate will be dependent on experience inside IR35.
To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.