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Head of Facilities Management

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    £56,099 - £61,586
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    Estates & Facilities Management
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We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head of Facilities Management to join us here at Bradford College.
The Head of Facilities Management is accountable for the overall management of the estates and facilities functions across the Bradford College estate.  This includes, but is not limited to, maintenance of the estates plan, asset management, estates management, hard and soft facilities management, performance reporting for all services, and relationship management with all stakeholders.  The College has significant outsourced provision that requires effective contract management.
The postholder is responsible for setting and achieving targets for estates and facilities management working in close cooperation with the Head of Health and Safety to ensure a safe and compliant estate.
Responsibilities include:
  • Leads on the maintenance and development of estates and facilities
  • Leads on sustainable development of Bradford College with a particular focus on reducing energy consumption
  • Responsible for asset management
  • Ensures the full compliance of all facilities and estates management and ensures all statutory and regulatory obligations are met
  • Owns the capital plan for this functional area and ensures the delivery of specific capital projects on an annual basis
  • Supports the development of capital funding bids and ensures that appropriate management and assurances process are deployed to deliver major programmes of work
  • Develops and implements appropriate policies and procedures to manage the estates and facilities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Identifies and procures outsourced suppliers to deliver essential services to Bradford College
  • Identifies and implements financial and service efficiencies through the effective management of the Bradford College facilities and estates
  • Maximises income from the estate and identifies opportunities for future commercial revenue
  • Defines and delivers the departmental budget
  • Responsible for contract management and compliance as the College’s informed client.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within their core values.
Education & Training
  • GCSE 4 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in Maths or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
  • GCSE 4 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in English or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
  • Degree or relevant professional qualification
  • Experience of facilities and estates management at a senior level (inc. management of organizational wide maintenance)
  • Experience of supporting and leading capital programmes
  • Experience of effective service contract management
  • Experience of assessing capital projects feasibility and developing project business cases
  • Experience of health and safety management
For an informal discussion about the role, please email
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.
We are anticiapting that interviews will be held on 26th March 2024 however this may change in line with business need.
Bradford College
At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.
Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.
Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.
Benefits of working at Bradford College:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training.
*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.
Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that social media checks will also be undertaken during the recruitment process.
Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.

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