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Facilities Manager

Facilities and Health & Safety manager required for a permanent role in Dorset.

The role requires an experienced Health and Safety, Facilities & Plant Maintenance Manager, who has additionally co-ordinated apprentice and trainee programmes.

The candidate will have a proven track record in facilities management or be at supervisory level and want to further their career.

The role will be hands on and will require management of a team minimising down time through TPM / PPM and reactivity, ensuring all buildings and facilities are maintained to a high standard.


Previous experience in Health and Safety co-ordination and management.
Previous experience of facilities management / processes.
Experience managing budgets / Able to prepare relevant business cases.
Able to manage internal and external agencies.

, Level 2 Certificate in Health & Safety
, ILM 2 or 3 course in management
, NEBOSH Qualified

Experience of buildings infrastructure and grounds maintenance (Heating / Lighting / Washrooms), Plant and machinery maintenance and repair co-ordination.

Management of on-call response to cover Factory working hours / Fire provisions and Management of site security.

Comprehensive Adherence to appropriate Health Safety and Environmental Regulations (with wider H&S team).

This role will encompass:

A need for manual handling of goods and equipment.
Contractor management
Machinery and plant maintenance and contract management
Building and grounds maintenance
Catering and vending
Health and safety (Desirable NEBOSH Qualified)
Fire provisions and Security
Utilities infrastructure
Space/Floor management
Management of cleaners and maintaining highest standards in all welfare facilities

Industrial Equipment Listing (non-exhaustive):

Stretch former / Routers / Mill - Turn / Welding equipment / Small tools / Ovens (various) / Stamp / Guillotine / Sheet Benders / Machine press & rollers / Chem Pre-Treatment / Treatment plant / Paint processing.

Potential Number of Reports: 4 (1 - 2 Technicians / 2 Cleaners).

This is a key role in which the employee will be expected (with support) to have complete management and extensive knowledge of the H&S issues faced by the business.

Taking full ownership of the issues from a statutory and “Best Practice” stance - in terms of meeting the expectations of the business.

H&S Element (only) Primary Responsibilities:

Principle Leadership/Co-ordination of our clients Health & Safety practices, compliance and policies.

The management of all facilities and ownership of the trainee and apprentice programmes.

The individual will be expected to initiate & manage a structured and effective approach to the implementation of (business-wide) Health and Safety Best Practice (application and culture).

Including the prevention of accidents, the protection of all personnel plus the reporting (internal auditing) and maintenance of all relevant Safety Legislation, Policies and Working practices.

Key Tasks:
, Evaluate, Plan, implement and monitor the application of prevailing Health and Safety legislation and best practice across all sites.

Ensuring this is communicated and implemented effectively to both the senior management and the wider team.

, Initiate the necessary Protective and Preventive measures required to ensure the teams are operating in a safe and appropriately regulated environment.

Pro-actively eliminating any risk to both individuals and the wider company from injury or losses due to operating practices, occupational health and potential accidents.

, Creation and maintenance of “Health and Safety” Management system ensuring these comply with and compliment working practices, policies and procedures.

Ensuring appropriate training and support is delivered to all levels within the business.

, Managing the creation, necessary training and maintenance of comprehensive “Risk Assessments” and there continued integration, plus the auditing of these processes.

, Create and maintain audit records on safety compliance; to identify and resolve (in practical terms) those areas of improvement required.

Including accident investigations, reporting, RIDOR / COSHH plus any statutory reporting mechanisms.

, Act as principle co-ordinator for the introduction and safe use of any substances, plant and machinery (plus associated processes/practices), to ensure full compliance and authorised safe working.

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