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Waltham Forest Council - Head of Facilities

Waltham Forest Council - Head of Facilities

  • Location

    Waltham Forest, London

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    Social Care

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    Up to £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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    about 2 months ago

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There is a real buzz about Waltham Forest. Our distinctive culture-led approach to economic growth and regeneration is driving one of the fastest growing local economies in London. We are intensely ambitious for Waltham Forest, investing in the Borough's future, and creating a legacy that will benefit our residents for years to come. Our Economic Growth and Housing Delivery Directorate has been at the heart of delivering the Council's ambitions for economic and housing growth, both directly and indirectly, as we look to the future the Directorate will transition to a new Place Directorate, bringing together a broader range of place shaping functions, including Highways, Leisure, Parks and their wider supporting services which are critical to our long term vision for Waltham Forest.

As part of the establishment of the new Place Directorate, the Council's facilities Management Service will be transitioning into the Place Directorate's Property and Delivery Function. We are looking for an Interim Head of Facilities Management to lead the transitional arrangements of the Facilities Management Service into the Property Service. As well as leading transitional arrangements the post holder will look to review the current service operating model ensuring it is fit for purpose post transition.

This will involve a review of both contractual management and service delivery arrangements and recommendations for change. Additionally we will also require the post holder to ensure that BAU functions and compliance continue to deliver a high quality and professional facilities management service, leading and managing the team to provide client management of contracted hard and soft facilities management services across the Council's Corporate and Commercial Estates. About the Role You will be providing a key leadership role for the division, overseeing a high quality service with a focus on compliance & safety, quality and sustainability across our estate.

You will lead the facilities management client function including:

* A review of current delivery models to ensure they remain fit for purpose in the new Place Directorate

* Ensure contracts are robustly managed and key contractors deliver to highest standards, Including;

* Leading client and contract management of the externalised service contracts across hard and soft FM services;

* Motivation, resourcing and performance management of the team;

* Collating and reporting on service and contract KPIs;

* Lead for health and safety and compliance across the estate;

* Overseeing financial management and reporting. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Directorate and Council to deliver and manage a quality and safe working environment for Council employees and services.

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