Facilities Director - Durham

Facilities Director Jobs

The role of the Facilities Director involves the delivery of a full range of hard and soft facilities services, either through the management of a directly employed FM workforce, or through the management of outsourced service providers. They will be responsible for overseeing projects and the selection and performance management of the Facilities Management department.

Usually the Facilities Director has total accountability for expenditure associated with FM services and responsibility for overseeing the entire FM function from a staffing perspective, either on a regional, UK wide or international level.

The skills required

The Facilities Director must have experience in a similar senior Head of FM or Director's role, with a proven track record of successfully leading a team using strong influencing and negotiation skills.

They will demonstrate a passion for innovation and continuous improvement in order to provide strategic direction and development of the facilities operations.

Facilities Director Jobs in County Durham

Located in the north-east of England, County Durham is bordered by Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, North Yorkshire. Settlements in the county include Darlington, Hartlepool, Shildon and Stockton-on-Tees and it offers a variety of options for those seeking Facilities Director positions.

In the early 19th century, most of County Durham comprised rural areas and market towns. With the down of the Industrial Revolution, mining and shipbuilding grew in importance for the area, while heavy engineering also grew rapidly - particularly the building of bridges and locomotives.

In fact, the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering company is still based in Darlington today and it has been responsible for construction projects like the Humber Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Over the last few years, many of the local towns have gone through significant regeneration. There are now a number of large retail centres and business parks in the region.

Companies with manufacturing facilities in County Durham include KP Snacks, CAV Aerospace, GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser, Cummins and Walkers Crisps.

Several businesses have large depots in the region, including Argos and Aldi and other companies with operations based in the area include Orange, AMEC, the Student Loans Company and Thomas Swan.

Cast UK’s Facilities Director opportunities

Here at Cast UK, our team of recruitment specialists have significant experience in the fields of logistics, procurement and supply chain management. In fact, every one of our consultants have worked in related roles, giving them a unique understanding of what the various roles entail and what makes the best candidate for each vacancy.

Our clients come from locations around the country and with our extensive network, built up over many years working within the industry, we can help you take your career to the next level.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Facilities Director for your business or find you a job as a Facilities Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.

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