Facilities managers are charged with ensuring all logistics premises, vehicles and personnel are working efficiently, safely and within the regulations appropriate to the sector. The job description for facilities managers and directors is often quite wide, since busy depots, warehouses and distribution centres have so many simultaneous and interacting elements that need to be overseen in concert.
A new facilities manager will need to get up to speed very quickly with the contracts and regulations that determine his or her facility’s operation. A typical day might be split into many strands, including dealing with personnel and contract management, security, fire safety, vehicle safety, insurance and other appropriate tasks.
The facilities manager might also have a more direct role in the financial management of the facility, using the departments under his or her direct control to achieve savings and efficiencies without compromising safety, legal requirements or staff morale.
Experience of the specific heath and safety requirements of the sector in which the facility operates will be a useful skill, along with an ability to manage personnel and communicate changes and routines with equal assertiveness.
A keen ability to keep track of budgets will also be required, as much of what the facilities manager does will be incurring expenses rather than increasing revenues.
A methodical personality, able to keep track of potentially dozens of distinct areas of facilities management, will be a key attribute in such a diverse role. Understanding and good working use of common IT solutions such as spreadsheeting, word processing and presentation software will help with the task.
Because our founder members and consultants all come from the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, we at Cast UK know what both employers and candidates are looking for. As we deal with these sectors exclusively, employers trust us to create candidate shortlists because they know we’ll help them find the best people for the jobs.
If you’re moving home to a new town or city, take a look at the positions available in the region; we’re a nationwide consultancy with jobs in every county. Or perhaps you’re just looking for a career change; why not have a look around the site or get in touch with us direct to start your job search. If we have your details, you’re in the best possible position to find the ideal job the moment it arises.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Facilities Manager for your business or find you a job as a Facilities Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
The largest city in South West England, Bristol is a centre of commerce, culture and education and it has long been associated with sea travel, with the Port of Bristol being a major economic boon to the area.
Situated on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the Avon River, Bristol also shares a bit of the Severn Estuary coastline. By the 12th century, the city was an important point for the shipping industry, especially for trade with Ireland (and later Iceland and France) and it quickly grew to become one of England's largest medieval towns.
Along with Liverpool, Bristol was one of main ports in the UK involved in the Triangle Trade and the list of commodities that were exchanged includes cloth and textiles, glass, fish, wine and grain. As the years passed, other industries began to expand, including manufacturing, engineering and transport.
Today, Bristol is a thriving community with plenty of opportunities for those seeking Facilities Manager vacancies in the area.
One of the city's major employers is Defence Equipment & Support, which works to procure everything from ships and aircraft, through to munitions, technology and communications equipment for the MoD.
Other companies based in Bristol include Bristol Commercial Vehicles, BAE Systems and Orange UK.
Here at Cast UK, we can help you find Facilities Manager vacancies in Bristol and other locations across the UK. Our team specialises in procurement, logistics and supply chain recruitment and we have a strong understanding of these fields - allowing us to provide the assistance you need to take your career to the next level.
What's more, our regional experts work hard to keep up with the latest developments in the area of their expertise. Over the years we've built strong relationships with companies in every part of the UK and our knowledge of each specific job market is second to none.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Bristol or source a new job in Bristol then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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