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Assistant Facilities Manager - Leeds, West Yorkshire job description

13 march 2018

Assistant Facilities Manager

Are you experienced within Hard Facilities Management and M&E and looking for your next move?

My client is looking for an experienced assistant Facilities manager to join their team working across 3 leisure centres around Leeds. The successful candidate will have Hard FM background with an M&E history woth Swimming pools.

assistant Facilities manager (Leeds Leisure Center's)

Job purpose

To manage, plan and control all works within areas of responsibility with regards the three Leisure Centres within the Leeds PFI contract in order to meet all obligations to the client as outlined in the site specific schedule of works and ensure delivery is in line with contractual obligations and Interserve strategies, policies and procedures.

To also be the contract subject matter expert with regards to Hard FM Services across the Leeds contract providing advice and support to the other AFM's.


* IFM manager responsible for the maintenance and operation of three Leisure Center's in the Leeds PFI contract.
* To ensure that all plant, machinery and systems are maintained in a serviceable condition and are fully compliant with all relevant health and safety legislation, codes of practise and company policies.
* Supervise teams of facilities staff in line with LCC and contract requirements.
* Assist in ensuring a safe, secure working environment for all site users. Including H&S monitoring, inspections, audits and coordination of all H&S requirements.
* Assist in development and monitoring of facilities services and staff including auditing of services.
* Ensure staff and contractors work effectively, efficiently and within safe guidelines across all sites.
* Provide as and when required any information, reports, quotations or other details in order to assist in achieving financial targets and reporting requirements.
* Act as the Leisure Centre contact and liaise on a regular basis with representatives from LCC as and when required.
* Plan & organise training programmes for facilities staff in order to assist in maintaining safe working practises and staff development.
* Manage day to day technical problems providing a first line response in accordance with service deliverables. Management of PPM implementation.
* To manage and control sub-contractors with regards to legislative requirements and IFM policies.

Knowledge skills & experience

* Experience of the co-ordination of all maintenance in relation to the building services including building fabric and structure M&E utilising both internal and external resources.
* Good knowledge and experience of Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality systems
* Good knowledge of statutory compliance and current legislation, regulations and standards, with experience of managing a sites statutory compliance
* Management of building services: demonstrate organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads to ensure deadlines are met. Good client and contractor management skills and a sound knowledge of Health & Safety Management will be a prerequisite.
* Experience / Knowledge of soft and Hard Services within the Leisure Centre / Swimming Pool environment would be specifically advantageous; eg PWTAG Pool water Authority Guidelines, HSG179 Management of Swimming Pools. National Pool Plant Operators certificate
* Experience in Life Cycle Planning/Costing
* Experience in successfully managing both in-house and sub-contracts within agreed financial and time constraints
* Management of people issues - Demonstrates that safety is paramount in all business operations and maintains well being of employees.
Understand and apply appropriate employee legislation, safety, health and environment regulations whilst applying appropriate recruitment, reward and disciplinary processes and procedures (grievances, absences, etc).
* Commercial awareness - Understands and applies commercial and financial principles. Views issues in terms of costs, profits, markets and added value.
* Problem solving and analysis - Analyses issues and breaks them down into their component parts. Makes systematic and rational judgements based on relevant information.
* Personal motivation - Commits self to work hard towards goals. Shows enthusiasm and career commitment
* Good commercial and financial acumen and clear and concise oral and written communication skills
* Qualified to HND or equivalent experience in an engineering discipline
* Chartered or Incorporated engineer status


* NEBOSH or other Health and Safety qualification desirable
* Understanding of the PFI process and the contractual nature of the work
* Experience in the PFI sector
* Ability to cover other sites when and as required.
* Knowledge of Facilities Management within the Leisure Sector especially maintenance regimes with regards swimming pool operation would be extremely advantageous; and
* Knowledge of buildings management or buildings systems


* A Full driving licence is required for this post.
* An Enhanced DBS will be required for this post.
* The post holder must be flexible in the working arrangements with regard to days and times of work.

Must have an Enhanced DBS, be familiar with Statutory compliance, Health and Safety and be willing to work in a customer facing environment.

This is a temporary position for 3 months, however, a permanent offer may be made to the right candidate after the initial 3 months.

£16.00 per hour Umbrella.

Send your CV and a couple of recent references if you're interested.

Many thanks,

Bryony Dinsdale

0113 245 6161

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.

Job Reference:BD47590
Position Type:Contract
Market Sector:Construction, Trades & Mining
Duration:Temp to Perm
Working Hours:Full-Time
Location:Leeds, West Yorkshire
Contact:Bryony Dinsdale, Randstad CPE, Leeds, United Kingdom