Estates & Facilities Management
Your most valuable fixed physical asset might not be the products you make, the equipment which make it or the buildings they live in - rather the ground upon which they sit. And with less of it available on a daily basis, it's more important than ever to make best use of what you have.
Green Park Interim Management & Executive Search possesses an unrivalled track record of assisting both public and private sector organisations with their Estates and Facilities Management requirements - from NHS and Local Government organisations in the public sector to Big Four supermarkets and international airports in the private sector.
For a discussion about the ways in which Green Park can help your organisation with its Estates & Facilities Management challenges, please call Steve Baggi (search) or James Hunt (interim) on 020 7399 4300.
Disciplines with which we are strongly positioned to assist with include:
- Facilities Management
- Estates Management
- Asset Management
- Property Management
- Category Management
- Health & Safety
- Maintenance, testing & inspection
- Commercial property management
- Business continuity planning
- Space allocation and change
- Local Government
- Central Government
Our client a leading international organisation are looking to appoint an Interim International Director of Estates and Facilities for a period of 6 months.
The Interim Assignment
Managing a team of 10 the role will involve leading the negotiations for the proposed new headquarters and the subsequent relocation process, lead a proposed consolidation of the current accommodation and finally lead and manage the relationship with the relevant stakeholders. The role will also include overseeing the operational budgets and maintaining the business as usual activity. This will all take place under a wider strategy of better utilisation and rationalisation of their current estates portfolio.
The Interim Manager
Applicants will ideally have either demonstrable global experience as a Group Head of Estates or will have large scale public sector experience and understand the complexities of the government procurement mechanisms
Our Local Government client is looking for an interim to lead and assist the Director on the future service provision of Pensions Administration. Responsibilities will include:
- Leading on the implementation of future Pension Scheme changes and within an operational context
- Working as part of the Exchequer & Transactional Management team, reporting to the Director, providing strategic direction and leadership on Pensions ensuring the delivery of policy and strategic priorities for partner Councils.
- Providing strategic leadership and management accountability for the transformation of Pensions Services through better use of technology, standardisation and simplification of processes, ensuring value for money and an efficient service
- Responsibility for ensuring end user engagement with customers in the design and delivery of Pension Services ensuring compliance with Pension legislation, Financial regulations, Constitution and guidance
- Lead, develop and implement an efficient Pension service delivering cost and efficiency savings.
- Work across functional boundaries with key stakeholders in both the strategy design and in the operational delivery of the Pensions Services including a full Service Review to determine the most appropriate model of operation.
- Develop and implement a robust performance improvement programme delivering improved outcomes for customers and the creation of a best in class Pensions services for the client and new customers.
- Contribute to the overall management of governance issues, including risk, ensuring that lines of accountability within the service are clear and well understood and systems are in place for monitoring, evaluating and managing risk to secure the reputation and physical, financial, virtual and intellectual resources of the client.
- Lead on advising Pension Committees on current and forthcoming issues that will impact upon the Fund’s activities and member employing bodies.
- Formulate and implement the Pensions Services objectives from overall strategic directives and Financial Regulatory requirements.
- Understand and act on issues regarding Actuaries regarding pension issues and valuations.
Due to the specific nature of the post, it is essential that candidates have deep expertise in managing all the above aspects of pension management as a senior Officer either in a Local Authority context, or potentially in another large public body such as an NHS Trust or a Government Department.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to grow and manage a new business and be part of the future success story for Newham. You will be the Managing Director of a catering and cleaning business with an annual turnover in excess of £25m and significant future growth opportunities.
This is a role which truly encapsulates what Newham Council is striving to achieve.
They are looking to form a new company, wholly owned by the Council to grow Newham Catering and Cleaning Services which is currently the largest in-house provider of catering and cleaning in London.
The Managing Director will be responsible for managing the current in-house service and putting together a viable business plan for the creation of Newham Catering and Cleaning as an external business that will be competitive in the market on both quality and price and generate profit.
Currently working in the catering sector you will be a strong and inspiring leader with significant experience of working with a range of stakeholders in a commercial environment. You will have a proven ability to secure income through innovative business development and the creation of strong and sustainable partnerships. You will have the business and financial acumen to drive the company’s growth.
For further information contact Andrea Trainer or Lesley Payne on 020 3145 3438
To apply: http://green-park-jobs.co.uk/newham/
Closing date for applications: 9th November 2015
Our client is presently undergoing a complete transformation of its Procurement capability to create a function that provides innovative and effective commercial arrangements that will support the organisation in delivering against its strategic and financial objectives.
To lead this transformation they are seeking high calibre leaders to drive commercial and procurement processes for contracts that often have multi billion pound values and involve complex stakeholder engagements.
As a specialist in Commercial Management successful candidates will play a key role in working with a global supply base to transform the way our client procures and drives commerciality through its supply chain.
Applicants will need to demonstrate deep category expertise in either Property, Estates or People and be an outstanding leader with a track record in building highly effective teams and influential relationships with multiple stakeholder groups.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th September 2015.
For further information and to apply please: email@example.com quoting job reference number in the subject field: 5373
Our client a leading Acute Hospital are looking to appoint an interim head of estates and facilities for a period of 6 months
The Interim Assignment
The role will be responsible for providing leadership for the Trust’s Estates and Facilities department, responsible for the design and implementation of the Estates Strategy and will act as the principle advisor to the Director of Finance and Resources on estates construction and maintenance.
The Interim Manager
Applicants must have direct experience of managing the estates and facilities function at a NHS provider organisation. Applicants must also have a proven track record of staff management, financial management and estates change management and an up to date knowledge of current legislation and policy changes. Applicants will be considered on a 4 day a week basis.
Croydon is London’s biggest borough, with 363,378 residents and the largest population of young people in London. The borough features a diverse collection of wards that cover the urban landscape of the north, through to the southern leafy suburbs. As such, Croydon has a rich tapestry of culture, over 100 languages are spoken in the borough and the expanse of communities spread from those benefitting from affluence and prosperity through to areas of significant deprivation and poverty. With this level of diversity comes complexity, the council delivers over 500 services worth over £1.1billion a year.
We are radically changing the way in which we work. Through the delivery of our ‘Croydon Challenge’ transformation programme we are determined to improve outcomes for our people. We will be more effective and more efficient. We are an organisation that has a firm grip on our future and one that determines our own path to success.
We are looking for an exceptional housing services professional to join our Extended Leadership Team at this exciting time in our evolution.
As Director of Housing Need you will lead a newly created Division which combines housing assessment and allocations as well as addressing homelessness and overcrowding. You will ensure the delivery of a joined up service that fully meets the housing needs of our most vulnerable residents.
With a strong track record in the management of housing demand for multi-cultural urban communities, you will have significant experience within a local authority or an organisation of comparative scale and complexity.
Croydon ensures fairness and equal opportunities throughout its workforce and in service delivery. The Council welcomes applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.
For further information and to apply please visit: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/croydon/dhn-intro.php or contact Andrea Trainer or Ella Milward Hamylton on 020 7399 3996
Closing date for applications: Friday 29 May 2015
Our client is The Department for Work and Pensions: Transforming lives through work, saving and support. As the UK’s biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers. In 2013/14, it assisted around 2.8 million people leave Jobseekers Allowance, advertised 4 million job vacancies, carried out 25 million advisor interviews and managed contracts worth over £3billion, covering estates, IT and the provision of employment services.
The DWP is currently undertaking a commercial change programme to improve capability, a key strategic priority for the department. To deliver this change, the Commercial Directorate is embedding a new category management approach. The Estates and Facilities Management Category is facing significant challenges as the Department is looking to put in place a new property strategy and commercial agreements. To address this, a Head of Category is required with significant strategic and leadership skills to effectively address both of these challenges, and at the same time to strategically manage one of the largest property portfolios in the UK. As a member of the Commercial Directorate’s Senior Management Team, you will play a key leadership role in developing a strong commercial function for the Department across Government. This will involve the creation and delivery of business plans and strategy, managing the end-to-end delivery of the estates and facilities management category, all sourcing activity and management and performance of contracts and key suppliers. Critical to the success of this role will be your ability to manage key stakeholder relationships with the DWP and across Government/Whitehall at Ministerial and Board level to provide advice, direction and assurance on all commercial issues across the portfolio.
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and experience: • operating in a category management environment with demonstrable deep commercial expertise across a variety of category areas • commercial management, specifically within Estates and Facilities Management within a large, complex, multi-supplier environment • managing a significant property portfolio and its contractual arrangements • methods and techniques for negotiating and monitoring the legal/contractual aspects of contracts for the supply of products and outsourced services • acquisition of strategic or unique common services type spend categories while optimising total cost of ownership The Department for Work and Pensions, as an Equal Opportunities Employer, actively encourages applications from people with disabilities. For further information please contact Andrea Bainger on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7399 4300 or view our microsite at: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/dwp
Our client is a Local Authority.
The Interim Assignment
Our client has progressed a procurement process for a £100m 10 year waste disposal and recycling programme to preferred bidder stage. As the procurement process is now complete, they are entering a phase of high level negotiations with the preferred bidder to agree all aspects of the contract. Once that phase is complete, they move into the contract mobilisation phase. An interim project manager is therefore required to work client side with the Authority as the lead negotiator with the preferred bidder and as the overall manager of the contract mobilisation. This is a lengthy phase which will involve the construction of a new waste transfer station, a materials recovery facility and a third recycling facility. The role covers all aspects of commercial negotiations, contract mobilisation and all client side aspects of managing, inter alia, the legal, planning, environmental, community, political and construction implications of this major programme.
The Interim Manager
The Interim Project Manager, Waste Infrastructure, will possess the following skill set:
• Prior expertise of leading all technical aspects of the construction of waste and recycling facilities. This experience would preferably have been gained working client side as the lead programme manager within an individual Local Authority or group of Local Authorities. Alternatively candidates may have led all the technical aspects of waste facility construction from the contractor side.
• Either way it is critical that candidates have detailed technical knowledge in order to lead and manage all aspects of the mobilisation and early phases of this contract in the interests of the Local Authority. This will most likely have been gained as a programme manager, programme director, assistant director or director.
• Experience of managing high level negotiations with bidders and contractors.
• Experience of leading waste facility builds.
• Experience of working with or preferably in the Public Sector.
Due to the highly specialised nature of this role we are only able to progress applications for candidates who have this background. Please be advised that this is not a procurement job. The ITT and PQQ are complete and they are at preferred bidder stage. The critical skill set is contract management, high level commercial negotiations and then the management of waste infrastructure developments.
Our client is a Unitary Authority in the South East.
The Interim Assignment
The Interim Category Manager – Facilities Management / Estates will lead on category of spend across facilities management / estates. You will be expected to provide a professional, customer-focused service for the procurement of goods and services within the afore mentioned Category Management Framework delivering a tender exercise for one of the Facilities Management contracts. The contract focuses specifically on Mechanical Services Reactive Maintenance (Repairs of Heating, Ventilation, Gas Services and Boilers) so experience in this area is preferred. A key outcome will be to contribute to the achievement of the strategic sourcing savings targets of £10.7 million by 2014/15, develop and implement innovative approaches to supply arrangements that minimise costs and commercial risks, delivering cashable savings, whilst at the same time enhancing the services the council provides to the local community. Large contract re/negotiation & strategy would be advantageous.
The Interim Manager
The Interim Category Manager – Facilities Management / Estates will possess in-depth experience and an excellent track record in category management, procurement and project management in large public sector organisation. In depth experience of managing budgets, implementing change and managing relationships throughout a complex, diverse organisation in a commercial role and delivering category management excellence within a Facilities Management / Estates context would also be advantageous.
Our client is a leading NHS Trust which is looking to appoint an Interim Head of Estates and Facilities for a period of between six and nine months.
The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Estates and Facilities will be tasked with managing the premises and infrastructure of the newly built hospital and provide professional estates advice to the Trust. The post holder will also lead on managing the capital budget and all estates related contract management including managing an under-performing soft facilities management service. The successful interim will be responsible for associated processes relating to the estate and Facilities Management services while being responsible for developing a comprehensive refurbishment and estates planning strategy for the Trust.
The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Estates and Facilities will have demonstrable track record of managing an estates and facilities service in an NHS hospital and will have previous estates line management experience.