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Property and Facilities Manager

Job Introduction

The safety, security and comfort of our people and clients is of utmost importance to us.  We're passionate about creating a comfortable and efficient environment for all that use our premises which is consistent across all our office locations.

Antonia James, Director of Client Relations, is recruiting for a Property & Facilities Manager to join the team in Bristol to co-ordinate the management of our office premises to ensure the efficient operation of the firm and safety of all on site by providing regular visible presence in London, Watford, Birmingham and Bristol (including our small Henleaze work place).

Is this your next career move?

You'll be responsible for the maintenance and security of all our office premises keeping a constant eye on our repairs budget and service charge expenditure.  You'll maintain quality standards for our receptions areas, stairwells and washrooms as well as the use of our car parks.  You'll oversee the security of the buildings to ensure the safety of all on site, managing door entry systems and CCTV equipment in addition to managing the relationship with external security agents.  You'll maintain awareness of health and safety legislation, attend tenants' meetings and, with the support of our property lawyers, ensure Landlord lease accountability.  Another important strand to your role, will be to work closely with the relevant Office Partner for each location with regards to space planning to ensure maximum utilisation and functionality of our office space. 

Why choose us?

VWV is known for its friendly and welcoming culture so team work and collaboration is key.  With around 450 employees we’re big enough to win the big ticket work but small enough to know our people as individuals and help our star performers shine, see the video for what our people have to say about us.

We offer a competitive salary, contribute to your pension pot, offer holiday allowance that increases on a year's employment, give you private healthcare and life assurance, offer a range of discounts with local businesses and with so many excellent internal training programmes on offer to everyone it's so easy to develop and improve your skills.

Our Bristol office is based on the harbourside surrounded by the buzz of local cafes and restaurants with lovely views over the docks and within easy walking distance of the newly developed Wapping Wharf.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity, we're striving to create an environment where everyone, regardless of background, can reach their full potential.

So who are we hoping will apply?

This busy role where no two days are the same would suit someone who enjoys travel and has some previous experience of property maintenance or facilities management.  You'll be someone acutely tuned into spotting the smallest sign of maintenance and knows the importance of addressing it quickly.  You'll have an awareness of health and safety implications and what's involved in security management.  You'll be adept at juggling multiple sites, being able to turn your hand to unplanned problems while remaining calm and able to communicate concisely the relevant immediate issues without raising alarm but instilling confidence that now you've been alerted, all will be resolved. 

It's important that as we grow and adapt to meet the needs of our clients we constantly assess our building facilities with a view to improving our facilities offering so if the above sounds like you and you're someone who embraces change with relished excitement then we'd love to hear from you.

You’re interested so what happens now?

If you can't wait to apply then click the red apply button at the bottom of this page to create an account and submit your CV or if you'd prefer to talk it through first, then please feel free to give me a call, my name is Emma Forrester and you can reach me on 0117 314 5419. 

Polite note to recruitment agencies

Due to the level of interest we receive from direct candidates we won’t be considering applications via agencies for this role.

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