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Facilities Manager

Oxfordshire   •  £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits   •  Permanent, Full time

Due to continued growth, a High-Tech Food Start Up is moving to larger facilities and requires a Facilities Manager to join and help lead this process. You will ensure that all facilities are managed and delivered in a quality and cost-conscious way. You must be a self-starter with significant experience in supporting the facilities of a similar laboratory or manufacturing environment.

Job Purpose

Reporting to Business Operations and Support Director, ensuring that all facilities are managed and delivered in a quality and cost-conscious way. Working within an agreed budget and managing all outsourced facility providers to maintain the building fabric, plant and grounds of site.


  • Own and manage contracts and relationships with external facility suppliers, including but not limited to utilities, cleaning, refuge collection, lab waste collection, telephony, broadband and laundry
  • Take a lead for site Health & Safety, fire alarms, security systems including managing the maintenance and regular drills and Staying up to date with all relative legislation and procedures
  • Working closely with R&D team and Laboratory Associate to ensure Laboratory maintenance, H&S, and consumables stock are compliant and well managed
  • Management of on-site equipment, including maintaining database of all equipment, ensuring regular compliance testing (PAT) and keeping all associated records and documentation
  • Responsibility for managing building repairs and maintenance (including planned preventative) through a network of contractors
  • Oversee business support functions and activities including reception, office administration & ordering and stock management
  • Manage relationship with Oxford Business Park management and security teams
  • Be on call to deal with emergency situations out of hours
  • Keep and be able to interpret technical drawings and schematics for the site
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

Knowledge & Experience

  • Significant experience in a similar role(s); ideally supporting another lab, manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Proven ability to manage complex building related issues
  • Demonstrable knowledge of laboratory safety and health and safety at work
  • Fire warden, first aider in previous roles
  • NEBOSH/IOSH would be advantageous but not essential
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be resilient and able to work well under pressure, prioritise a heavy workload and work both reactively and pro-actively
  • Organised and accurate with a strong focus on attention to
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of customer and Management needs
  • Previous experience in managing contractor teams and staff
  • Keeps up to date with professional knowledge, expertise and best practice
  • A good team player with a hands on approach

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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7087
  • Posted: 23rd November 2021
  • Expires: 21st December 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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