Facilities Management

Facilities Management is the co-ordination of many specialist disciplines to create the optimum working environment for staff. Core disciplines include the reactive and preventative maintenance of commercial premises including any hard services (e.g. building fabric – air conditioning, electrical, heating and ventilation, etc). Coordination of any soft services (e.g. human activities – catering, cleaning, grounds maintenance, mailroom, manned security, etc). Other responsibilities would normally include business continuity, contractor management, energy management, health and safety, project management and space management.
To be marketable in the job market for facilities manager positions you would normally need a trade qualification and/or experience in a relating discipline (e.g. electrician), a health and safety qualification, a general management qualification and/or experience. Further to this employers would normally insist that job candidates have full membership status of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) the professional body for facilities managers in the UK.

Other job titles that may include all or part of a facilities mangers responsibilities would be;-
  • Building Manager
  • Building Services Manager
  • Estates Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Office Services Manager
  • Site Services Manager
  • Soft Services Manager

Building Manager, Facilities Department