Deputy Head of Facilities Management

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Job Sector:
North West
£31,992 to £32,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£31,992.30 per annum
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HMP Forest Bank are currently recruiting for a Deputy Head of Facilities Management.

You will deliver a high quality professional Facility Management service in line with the PFI contract requirements that supports the need of the Director of the HMP Forest Bank. Ensuring that the Prison remains secure, effective and fit for purpose on a day to day basis and that contractual compliance is achieved.

HMP Forest Bank serves the courts of Greater Manchester and maintains strong links to the local community with a focus on resettlement. We aim to deliver quality of life services and support people to change their lives for the better.

Opportunities for learning and developing work-ready skills are on offer for all who come in to custody, but our commitment to reducing reoffending in local communities does not end at the prison gate. We support people released from custody through innovative partnerships in substance misuse services in Bury and Oldham, working with people to maintain recovery and lead law-abiding lives.

As well as the 16 residential units on site, there is a healthcare centre, gym, library, workshop complex, visits hall, chaplaincy and kitchen. The prison’s capacity stands at 1,460, holding adult men both on remand or sentenced and young prisoners between the ages of 18-21 years.

For more information on working in Justice within Sodexo please see Careers in Justice
Package description37.5 hours per week, £31,992.30 per annum plus 20 days holiday, free meals on duty, gym access, pension and shopping discounts.
Main responsibilities
Ensure all agreed Statutory compliance, Planned Preventive Maintenance, Life Cycle and Capital Expenditure and FM Business Projects are delivered on time, budget and to the agreed standard in accordance with Sodexo Justice Services and contractual requirements
Manage the operation effectively in a client reactive environment
Able to change focus from one priority to the next within short periods of time.
Prioritising operational work requirements allowing for on-going contractual FM requirements
Support the HMP Facility Manager in ensuring that the Prison is kept in good structural and decorative order and that Lifecycle expenditure for refit and replacement of assets is managed in accordance with SJS and contractual requirement
Ensure all works and Maintenance Activities comply with current statutory legislation and Codes of Practice and that the Prison site and its buildings remain secure, effective and fit for use;
Compliance with ISOQAR 9001 and 14001 for Facilities Maintenance and Environmental Assurance is maintained

Ideal candidate
Demonstrable experience of delivery in a similar role with experience of Construction Project Management and Lifecycle
A progressive, dynamic and flexible approach to delivery of Facility and Asset Management Services
Proven experience of customer relationships, quality, project and financial Management.
Experienced FM professional with a good understanding of Statutory compliance
Excellent Interpersonal and Drafting skills
Sound knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Project


Experience of working in a secure environment
Qualification in Building management

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor

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