Estates Technical Services Manager
Job Type: Full time
About the job
The role is responsible for technical leadership, planning and implementing strategy to ensure all Hard FM services are completed to the agreed standard and comply with all regulatory and legislative standards. You will ensure that standards are understood internally within Dstl and externally with multiple stakeholders including the FM Provider and DIO and that maintenance is applied consistently across the Dstl estate.
Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.
We particularly welcome female and ethnic minority applicants and those from the LGBTQI community, as they are under-represented within Dstl at these levels.
You will be responsible for interpreting these and ensuring compliance utilising the appropriate frameworks and agreed processes. You will be defining strategies for the Dstl estate, as well as reviewing requirements and interacting with the facilities manager and work place manager community across the Dstl Estate.
You will also provide assurance and compliance across the group and specifically into the FM Technical Lead.
The role will require the individual to oversee, influence and build strong working relationships with internal and external customers, including technical services leadership team, the FM Provider and DIO. The Estates Technical Services Manager role is crucial to the delivery of hard FM whilst providing technical assistance across the Dstl Estates and satellite site.
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As a leader in Defence you will help shape, role model and bring to life the ‘One Defence’ mindset that will enable us to deliver our vision and strategic objectives. Your leadership style must be inspiring, confident and empowering. Working at every level of our organisation to break down silos, unite teams and create a culture that is trusting, collaborative, innovative, diverse and inclusive. Enabling us to deliver with pace and agility through the skills, commitment and empowerment of our employees and military colleagues.
We are looking for someone who has:
- Understanding in complying with real estate and related statutory, regulatory and professional requirements.
- Vast experience which has been gained within a property, facilities management or similar complex function.
- Detailed knowledge of construction and building services.
- Extensive knowledge of H&S statutory processes, Building Regulations and construction related legislation in FM.
- The appropriate professional authority and credibility to ensure acceptance of recommendations/proposals from colleagues and stakeholders.
- Previous experience in supporting and leading on both Hard and Soft FM delivery.
- Excellent people management skills, clear thinker with the ability to flex to the demands of the role.
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Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be UK Nationals who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to undertake the projects we are involved in to protect us from security threats. For this reason, only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners.
This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Managing a Quality Service
- Communicating and Influencing
- Making Effective Decisions
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
Dstl’s full range of great benefits can be found in the information pack which includes:
Financial: An excellent pension scheme starting from 26% employer contribution (find out more here). In Year Rewarding Achievement bonuses and thank you vouchers. Rental deposit scheme and cycle to work scheme.
Flexible working: Options include alternative working patterns such as; compressed hours (e.g. working a 4 day week/ 9 day fortnight), job shares and annualised hours (agreed number of hours per annum paid monthly i.e. working term-time only).
Working hours: Flexibility around your working day (e.g. start time, finish time). Ability to bank hours in a 12 month reference period including the ability to accrue and use 3 days per calendar month.
Where you work: Depending on your role, blended working may be available including remote working to suit you and your team. This can be discussed at interview.
Annual leave: 25 days pro rata (rising to 30 after 5 years) plus 8 public holidays with the ability to buy/sell 5 additional days per annum.
Family: Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks with full pay, an additional 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid
Learning and Development: Dstl encourages and supports charterships, accreditations and provides employees access to fully funded apprenticeships up to level 7 (Masters Degree). Dstl will pay for 2 memberships with relevant bodies/institutions. Employees also have access to Civil Service Learning.
Facilities: Onsite parking, EV Charging points, restaurants, cafés and gyms.
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Selection process details
We want you to have your best chance of success in our recruitment process, so If at any stage of the application process you would like help or assistance please contact the Dstl Recruitment Team firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do all we can to support you.
Sifting will take place week commencing the 4th December 2023 with interviews to be arranged on 14th December 2023 at either Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury or Dstl Portsdown West, Fareham
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality.