Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail NERC - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford
Reference Number IRC245877
Location Wallingford See on Map
Salary £28200
Date Posted 10 July 2018
Grade NERC-6 New
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 26 July 2018
Interview Date 14 August 2018

Brief Description

Salary: £28,200
Grade: 6
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 26th July 2018
Interview Date: 14th August 2018

Main objective

We are looking for a well organised and experienced Facilities Operations Manager to manage the day to day operational provision of Facilities services to CEH Wallingford staff, tenants and to CEH corporate offices, within the policies, procedures and processes corporately agreed.

Specific areas of responsibility:

  • management of 7 General Facilities Support staff and 3 catering staff; including their development to ensure skills; training; competency; performance and flexibility of team are maintained and optimised
  • deputy to the Facilities Manager
  • management of the agreed delegated operational Site Facilities budget and monitoring appropriate procurement and receipting function, to include monthly reporting reconciliation and reporting
  • operational management of in-house facilities provision (including catering facilities; reception; telephone systems; stores; post; access & security; transport fleet)
  • operational management of outsourced facilities (including cleaning; security) and monitoring of service provided and evaluate contracts for value for money
    direct management of CEH Wallingford Facilities staff to include appraisals, performance and training
  • support reviews of efficiency of provided services
  • complete and report on delegated key performance indicator targets with Facilities Manager
  • management of the health & safety and environmental requirements of site facilities, ensuring all Facilities staff are fully trained in their responsibilities (incl. Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work; Disability discrimination act (DDA) requirements; Environmental targets)
  • deputy Fire and Security Officer for CEH staff on site
  • management of local Facilities induction process for CEH Staff
  • day to day liaison with site occupants (Inc. Heads of Site, section heads and all other staff). Liaison with specialist support functions (to include P&S, Finance, IT, SHE, Estates & UKSBS)
  • manage space and occupancy allocation/delivery
  • manage day to day compliance with legislation and corporate Environmental targets and requirements
  • any other duties commensurate with banding and objective of the post, including participation on an on-call rota.

Organization Description

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Working in partnership with the research community, policy makers, industry and society, CEH undertakes cutting edge research to deliver world class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind. CEH has an annual turnover of £35 million, and employs staff across four sites; the headquarters is at Wallingford with further sites at Bangor, Edinburgh and Lancaster.

Shortlisting & Interview criteria


  • a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification and suitable experience
  • BIFM membership of at least Member grade
  • staff management & leadership
  • financial and procurement management and experience
  • awareness of facilities related H&S and Environmental regulations (IOSH & IEMA practitioner levels)demonstrate sound judgement and have pragmatic approach.

In addition NERC offer a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holiday per annum. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and will encourage your continuing professional development as part of our career support. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

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