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Junior Facilities Manager - Manchester

Business Services
23000066 Requisition #

We are looking for a Junior Facilities Manager to join our Manchester office! 

The Junior Facilities Manager will have overall responsibility for managing and overseeing the workload of the Facilities team in Manchester to ensure that the office is run professionally and efficiently.  They will be the lead person for the local Facilities team and this role will require outstanding teamwork, relationship building and communication skills.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide. We combine deep local market understanding with a global perspective. We are passionate about building strong relationships with the clients we support, our people and the communities we work in. We take a bold, dynamic and agile approach to ensure our clients are able to face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent. We don’t just want to face the future we want to shape it.

About the Role

•    Demonstrate strong leadership and management skills
•    Management of multi-disciplinary team comprising Facilities and Reception services 
•    Constantly develop skills that enable the team to produce work efficiently and cost effectively
•    In support of the Facilities Management team, identify and execute strategies for developing and enhancing relationships with stakeholders
•    Management of all 3rd party providers and sub-contractors 
•    Management awareness of systems (CCTV, Access Systems etc.).
•    Management of maintenance contractors ensuring 
o    compliance with all relevant H&S and environmental legislation
o    PPMs are up to date and SLAs are met, for both reactive and planned maintenance
o    fire safety systems are compliant with regulations and insurance requirements
o    all contractors and suppliers provide economical and efficient solutions
o    all contractors adhere to policies and procedures
•    Constantly review programmes for building and maintenance services
•    Working closely with H&S Team, being the H&S responsible person for the office
•    Local budget awareness
Please be aware that this list is not exhaustive, and you will be expected to comply with any reasonable ad hoc duties and requests.

About You


•    Knowledge of facilities
•    Awareness of mechanical services within building services
•    Proven working knowledge of risk assessments
•    Evidence of up-to-date knowledge of legislative changes
•    Leadership qualities but also a team player
•    self-motivated with the ability to guide your team to produce results

•    Highly organised
•    Able to communicate at all levels; able to translate technical terms into layman’s terms
•    Strong client care/service skills
•    High level of attention to detail
•    Proactive approach to work situations
•    Good general management skills
•    Responsive to changing environments
•    Risk awareness
•    Excellent interpersonal and client relationship skills
•    The ability to develop innovative solutions to problems
•    Working knowledge of BMS systems

Experience and Qualifications
•    Experience of managing a team essential
•    Degree or experience in facilities and building management
•    Experience of managing projects
•    Managing budgets
•    Relevant health and safety qualifications. (desirable)
•    Competencies – Work Level 3

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.


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