Hays are proud to be working in partnership with Gloucester City Council to recruit a Facilities Team Leader
About Gloucester City Council
Gloucester City Council is a dynamic local authority providing essential services to the people of Gloucester. They have a strong vision for the city to be a place where everyone feels proud to live and no one gets left behind. To make a difference to their communities, they are looking for people who share their commitment.
Gloucester is the cathedral city of the Cotswolds in the south west of England. Each year, over 3.5 million people from home and abroad visit the city for leisure and business. Gloucester continues to grow into a vibrant and unique place to live and work - a city that's undergoing a cultural and physical regeneration while retaining its distinctive heritage. They are located right in the heart of this, next to beautiful historical buildings like Gloucester Cathedral and a mix of high street shops and independent boutiques. The role will be based in our Civic Suite in the historic docks now regenerated as a leisure area, the Quays have a popular outlet shopping centre, cinema, a wide range of restaurants, and a great night life. It also hosts a number of events like the Victorian Christmas Market and the monthly Food and Craft Market.
In the city, you'll also be at the heart of Premiership Rugby, as the Kingsholm Stadium - home of Gloucester Rugby 'the Cherry and Whites'. If your taste for adventure is a little more obscure, you're also in the home of cheese rolling and surfing the second biggest tidal range in the world - The Severn Bore!
It's an exciting time to join the council, they are transforming the city through regeneration, cultural change and investing in their heritage. The city council and its partners Gloucester Culture Trust are in the process of delivering an ambitious Cultural Strategy that places culture at the heart of the city for the good of all - making Gloucester a dynamic and creative place with big ambitions to develop its cultural scene. Gloucester truly is a great place to live, work, study or visit with great facilities, there is no better time to consider a career with Gloucester City Council given this level of ambition.
Your new role
As a Facilities Team Leader you will be managing the day to day running of the Civic Suite and the Council's public facing reception a few minutes' walk away. You will also provide facilities support across all our other operational building across the City ranging from the Guildhall art centre to the indoor market and the museum. As a facilities team leader you will manage the custodian and cleaner team, ensuring the Council's buildings are clean, tidy, well maintained and well serviced.
You will also ensure that the building and facilities processes are up to date, robust and tested. You will be responsible for maintaining constant awareness of the physical condition of the Council buildings, including furniture, fittings and equipment and where appropriate, repairing/reporting defects or requisitioning work for repair. You will report into the Property Commission Manager and complete and monitor some of the statutory testing requirements. As a Facilities Team Leader you will manage the meetings diary, ensuring that room set up and refreshments meets the needs of the Council services, as well as undertaking general porterage duties to meet the provision of furniture and other equipment for timetabled activities.
Additionally, you will assist at Civic events and along with the City Marshall you may undertake civic duties including providing briefings and lead procession at civic events (some of these events take place out of normal office hours).
- Ability to provide effective leadership to the custodian and cleaning team on a day to day basis, including performance management, rota and completion of work.
- Liaison with internal partners and external customers on the facilities operated by the City Council.
- Management of the supplies budget for the team.
- Working with other City teams on projects involving the team such as the operation of elections and ballot stations and ceremonial duties.
- Contribute to the delivery of service plans to meet the council's corporate plan priorities in accordance with the requirements of the Corporate Policy & Governance Services Manager.
- Consider the financial implications of any activities affecting the use of council funds, seeking best value for money and identifying or recommending more cost-effective options.
- You will procure facility contacts and drive savings were possible by combining contracts across our operational properties and administer the contract to ensure performance.
- You will look to provide a flexible and reactive Custodian and Cleaning service across all our operational properties where possible providing additional support to the staff on sites across the City Centre.
To be successful in this position you will be a strong leader of people with good interpersonal skills and able to communicate well at all levels. A track record of custodian/care taking environment will be an advantage and strong experience in DIY/practical skills will be required. Ideally you will hold a good level of general education and have working knowledge in COSHH, as well as knowledge of legislation specific to health and safety.
You will have a wealth of experience managing both hard and soft services, being able to hold a diverse range of stakeholder relationships, including contractors, local community and both internal and external stakeholders at a Senior and local level, ensuring collaboration is achieved.
What you will get in return:
This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity. You can expect to achieve a salary of £24,012- £25,991 per annum, coupled with a generous leave entitlement of 24 days annually (up to 29 after 5 years of service), one of the largest pension in public sector in the UK, along with life cover of three times your salary with financial protection for your family, and other competitive benefits.
The position will be based in the Councils Civic suite in North Warehouse and in the high-quality, recently refurbished city centre office at Shire Hall in the heart of Gloucester City Centre, all the Councils operational buildings are situated in the City Centre and are a short walk apart.
To review the full job description, please refer to the key documents section on the dedicated recruitment Microsite as listed in the URL below.
HOW TO APPLY:
For more information, please visit the dedicated recruitment microsite URL link:
To submit your interest, please click apply now on the opportunities section. The application process will require you to upload a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter which explains why you are attracted to this post and why you believe you are the person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 1 page.
- Closing date for applications - Friday 26th 2021- Midday
- First stage interviews - Week beginning 1st March 2021
- Final stage interviews - Week beginning 8th March 2021