Bexley Council - Head of FM & Capital Projects

Posted 18 June 2024
Salary £650 - £659 per day
Job type Temporary
Discipline Interim
Contact NameLorna Burner

Job description

Purpose of your job

To lead, manage and direct the strategy and internal governance for the delivery of facilities building management (FM) and capital projects across the Council and its partner services.

To lead, manage and direct the strategy and internal governance for the delivery of corporate health and safety (CH&S), emergency planning and business continuity across the Council and its partner services.

Principal accountabilities


Implement the strategic overview of FM operations and ensure that facilities management operations activities are regularly reviewed regards contract management, and that building related duties and procurement arrangements are followed. This will include FM energy related works and works related to net carbon zero efficiencies through lifecycle repairs and/or upgrades.

Develop and implement the Council's capital programme strategy in consultation with other stakeholders. The Capital Projects delivery to include schools/education, corporate properties, carbon reduction, and energy projects across the authority, ensuring that they are delivered within the Council's capital and procurement strategies.

To provide strategic direction and lead the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and review of the Council's corporate health and safety strategy and policies.

To ensure the Council has in place strategies and plans to address a major incident within the Borough in line with London Resilience Standards and the Civils Contingencies Act.


To oversee the formulation and delivery of plans for the management of the Council's property assets to ensure that assets are appropriately inspected and maintained in accordance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.

To develop and implement effective arrangements for Facilities Management in all the premises occupied by the Council, its staff or partners for the delivery of its services.

To develop a capital investment plan for the Council's corporate property aligned to service requirements for the long term.

To lead and oversee the Council's major corporate property related capital projects to ensure that they are satisfactorily completed on time, within budget and to specification.

To advise on, and recommend to the Council's senior leadership team, the setting of health and safety policy, objectives, and performance measures. To produce an annual Council-wide health and safety plan and regular performance reports.

To advise on, and recommend to the Council's senior leadership team, emergency planning and business continuity plans, objectives, and performance measures.


To present timely, robust and relevant information and advice to Members and Officers in relation to the Council's property and land assets

To ensure that the Council's property assets are regularly inspected, maintained, and reviewed as appropriate to keep them in good repair and maximise the benefit the Council gains from the ownership and use of the properties.

To ensure that all statutory and legislative requirements are met in respect of the Council's ownership and use of its property assets, including completing any necessary risk assessments and remedial works.

To oversee the delivery of major capital projects, ensuring effective project management is in place to deliver a high-quality outcome, on time and within budget.

To ensure that the Council's occupation and use of its property assets is managed and overseen to meet all health and safety requirements in relation to residents, staff, visitors and tenants (as necessary).

To put in place contracts and agreements with appropriate contractors or providers as necessary to deliver the full range of Facilities Management functions in an effective, timely manner, ensuring value for money for the Council.

To effectively manage revenue and capital budgets to achieve the Council's priorities.

To work in partnership with senior managers, to ensure continual improvement of health and safety across the council.

To ensure changes to legislation that significantly impacts on the Council, are applied to the Council's activities.

To advise on health and safety organisational needs and provide organisational training.

To produce an annual Council-wide health and safety plan.

Measure, monitor, analysis and review performance and produce regular performance reports.

Lead and report on investigations of serious health and safety incidents, dangerous occurrences, and work-related ill health.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.