Head of Building Services & Maintenance

Macdonald & Company
AED80000 - AED100000 per annum
Closing date
13 May 2021
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iQ is a student accommodation provider who have reimaged the quality and customer experience of student accommodation since 2006. They own and operate 67 sites across 27 UK towns and cities offering a home from home environment for over 28,000 students. They are the largest provider of student accommodation in London and continue to grow their footprint across the UK in cities with the strongest student demand.

To support the growth of the iQ business a fantastic new in-house function has been created. The Head of Building Services & Maintenance will provide leadership across hard facilities management reporting directly into the UK Operations Director and will form part of the senior management team at iQ. This is a one-off opportunity to join a fast paced and progressive environment at an exciting time in the company’s history as they move into the next phase of their UK growth and development plan.

The role is responsible for establishing, implementing and maintaining effective management systems and procedures in the delivery and continuity of services of the Hard FM service provision across lifts, HVAC, fire & life safety system and Access control to the estate and for its customers whilst protecting and enhancing the landlord’s asset. The HOBS&M will work closely with the Property, Projects, and Asset Management teams along with other internal stakeholders as part of the operations function.
Requirements for this role:

- A natural leader with industry credibility and track record in a senior Building Services or Facilities Management role.
- Demonstrable experience of devising and delivering building maintenance strategies in either a student, residential or hospitality environment across a large geographic area.
- Knowledge in managing estates maintenance service contracts.
- Highly organised, self-motivated and able to deliver in a high-pressure environment.
- Track record of managing multi-million pound engineering/refurbishment projects
- Ability to effectively manage budgets to agreed outcomes.
- Good IT skills with proficiency in MS packages and building management systems.
- Proven leader who can inspire and motivate to deliver an exceptional service to all iQ customers
- HND, HNC or Degree qualified (Facilities Management, Building Services Engineering, Built Environment Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent)
- Hold a current professional qualification such as CIOB, RICS, CIBSE, IWFM, IOSH
If you feel that you would like to be considered for this post please forward your most current CV to Robert Barlow E: rbarlow@macdonaldandcompany.com or contact on T: 0207 318 5269. All direct and
third party applications will be forward for review by Macdonald & Company.


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment sectors globally. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, USA and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, investing, financing or advising on real estate – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks & advisors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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