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Facilities Officer and Engineer (Team Leader)
  • Employer: Harborough District Council
  • Reference: HBC/21/171610
  • Published: Fri 05/11/2021, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/11/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 8 £34,728-£37,890
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

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Facilities Officer and Engineer (Team Leader)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with Harborough District Council in The Symington Building.

Reporting to the Service Manager – Property, you will manage the day-to-day operation of the Engineering team and provide technical support to other teams within the authority.  You will performance manage external partners providing operational management and facilities services to the Council, manage the day-to-day operational running of The Symington Building ensuring that excellent standards of customer satisfaction are always maintained for all users and partners of the building.

You will manage the day-to-day M&E services along with other related contracts including Keyholding and soft facilities management, caretaking and cleaning to Council owned buildings including The Symington Building, Harborough Innovation Centre and The Market, along with smaller buildings. Promoting  a positive image of the Council both internally and externally, you will provide a key interface between all users of the building and facilities management service provision on a day-to-day basis.

As the Responsible Person for Legionella procedures and  the authorisation and implementation of permits to work on Council owned property, you will ensure compliance with relevant Health & Safety legislation and good practice.         

You will control budgets and prepare financial tracking and reporting to ensure all services are delivered within agreed budgets and service levels.

The successful candidate will have an ONC/HNC in Building / Civil Engineering or equivalent (or be able to demonstrate equivalent aptitude) coupled with relevant, recent experience in delivery of FM and Estates management operations for a medium to large building either through direct delivery or an outsourced service.  You will have experience of work planning and management, managing service provision by external providers and budget administration / monitoring. You will have proven experience of working with computerised systems including diary management and email.  Your attention to detail, the ability to learn quickly and your adaptable approach is essential.  You will be keen to put forward your suggestions for changes or improvements to service delivery for the benefit of our customers, and you will have demonstrable experience of working in a large team environment.

People who are employed through an employment agency to carry out work at HDC may apply for internal vacancies. 

All applicants should be aware that any employee, who is at threat of redundancy at the time of a position being advertised, will have priority status.

Interviews will be held on 8 December 2021

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9.00am on Friday 26 November 2021.


 Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.