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At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

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The Facilities Team are looking for a Deputy Facilities Manager who will be responsible for assisting with the full spectrum of facilities management across the site, including team management, internal client relations, contractor management, operations and finance management.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Raise purchase orders as required

  • Supporting the Global Facilities Director, Facilities Managers and Global Travel Manager to develop and lead the performance of all our service providers ie: security, catering, reception, post room, cleaning and MEP teams

  • Ownership of the facilities helpdesk system, ensuring jobs are raised correctly, distributed to the relevant teams and closed off in a timely manner.

  • Organise and help deliver building inductions for FT staff

  • Build strong relationships with the key stakeholders within the business, providing effective customer service provision

  •  Liaise with other Facilities Managers for staff moves and logistics

  • Arrange works with suppliers and contractors, organising and planned and reactive support as required and conducting service reviews

  •  Ensure the delivery of industry recognised best practices in all elements of site operations

  • Assist with the delivery of H&S for the office – including risk and DSE assessments

  • Assist the Facilities Managers with financial budget tasks and planning, working to identify and implement cost saving initiatives on site.

  • Assist the Global Business Travel Manager using the dedicated travel management system and act as point of contact in the absence of the Global Travel Manager

  • Awareness of other team members' roles and ability to offer assistance where required.

  • Manage starters & leavers for Workrite

 

In order to be successful within this role you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Contractor Management experience

  •  Management of helpdesk systems

  • Experience with delivering office/desk moves

  • Technical awareness to ensure service excellence from contractors

  •  IT literate and competent in the use of Google Drive

  • The candidate must be success driven, with a focus on achieving both personal and team goals.

  •  H&S competency (IOSH Managing Safely)

 

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

 

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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