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Facilities Manager - 3228

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Job Title: Facilities Manager - 3228

On behalf of our Client, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, MPA Recruitment welcomes suitable applications for the role of Facilities Manager.

Level 6 grades are expected to carry out a variety of tasks; these include the day to day conduct of the organisation within the framework of established policy; management of individual sections within a department or division; detailed case work which is outside the limit of authority or established policy and procedures for more junior levels; investigations, inspection and administrative research (involving judgement, interpretation and the exercise of discretion); contributions to the formulation of policy; co-ordination and improvement of the day to day operation of the Housing Executive and provision of advice to the senior officers of the Housing Executive when required.


Location: Adelaide Street, Belfast


Hours of work: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)


Salary range: £16.12


Closing Date: 7th November 2023


Key Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the efficient and timely provision of facilities and estate management services for organisational properties.

  • To be responsible for ensuring best value for money within their respective region by evaluating other work practices and continually monitoring existing service delivery.

  • To instil and promote an ethos of continuous improvement within the Team, so that current performance standards can be challenged and improved through new ways of working, without compromising service delivery or control.

  • To be responsible for the management of operational units and staff to ensure the full range of facilities services are provided within the Region.

  • To hold performance review meetings with contractors/suppliers on a regular basis to ensure acceptable levels of service provision throughout the duration of contracts, and ensuring suitable governance arrangements are in place for the processing of invoices for payment for a variety of goods and services in a timely manner.

  • To manage the organisation's Health and Safety compliance and statutory compliance obligations including asbestos and legionella management plans in accordance with legislative requirements.

  • To manage energy/utility usage with particular emphasis on the identification, investigation, implementation and reporting of energy/utility usage, reduction and conservation measures and funding opportunities.

  • To assist in the formulation, implementation, and maintenance of an Energy/Utility/Carbon Management Policy.

  • To prepare and provide various reports for Senior Management on the performance and management of all Departmental activities.

  • To participate in the annual budgetary estimates process assisting in the preparation of the Department’s annual budget.

  • To monitor and manage income and expenditure budgets within their respective region and contribute to Business Plans and Departmental Strategy relevant to the work of the Facilities and Accommodation Department.

  • To keep up to date with and ensure compliance with relevant new developments in Facilities and Estate Management, energy, and environmental legislation.

  • To motivate, lead and manage the performance of a highly motivated team to ensure delivery of key objectives in a timely and effective manner.

  • To complete annual performance appraisals and reviews, identify staff training needs and develop Personal Development Plans to ensure staff skillsets are continually developed.



  • Possess a degree level qualification (level 6) or equivalent level qualification, plus two years of relevant experience.


  • Possess a BTEC Higher Cert/Diploma or equivalent level qualification plus 3 years of relevant experience.


  • Can demonstrate equivalent continuing professional development/experiential learning for at least 4 years in a relevant area of work may also be considered.


Can demonstrate their relevant experience for the number of years required, depending on their level of qualification, in all the following areas:

  • Facilities management in a medium to large organisation over multiple locations.

  • Supervision of staff across a range of services.

  • Specification/Procurement and Management of Contracts.

  • Financial control of Budgets and Management of costs.

  • Experience in a reactive facilities environment.

  • Possess a current driving licence or have access to a form of transport that enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full.


  • A degree in Construction/Estates/Facilities/Asset Management.

  • 5 years+ management experience in Facilities/Estates Management in a large organisation (circa 500 staff or more).

  • Membership of a professional body, e.g. CIOB, RICS, IWFM.


Additional Information:

A Basic Access NI Check is Required at a cost of £18.



To apply for this position please send your CV to

Or for further information and a confidential discussion on this post please call Chris at our Belfast office on 02895 211111

Please ensure your CV is accurate and updated with full personal contact details, education history, qualifications, and employment history.

MPA Recruitment are operating as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


MPA are committed to providing equality of opportunity in employment and welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of gender, marital or family status, religious belief, political opinion, disability, age, race, nationality, or sexual orientation.