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Help create a world class environment for this important National Academy
The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent charity that represents the spectrum of medical science – from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery. Our vision is to improve health through research.
Our elected Fellows – over 1000 – are central to our success. It is their diversity of talent, collective experience and professionalism that enables the Academy to address complex issues of science and healthcare with authority. The Fellowship is a national public resource of independent and expert advice on medical science and healthcare and has become the first port of call for government when seeking advice on healthcare policy.
Facilities at the Academy
In October 2010 the Academy of Medical Sciences moved to newly refurbished premises at 41 Portland Place, London following a successful £5 million fundraising appeal. The six storey, Grade II* listed building built circa 1770 and modern Mews House (total 17,000 sq ft), provides a headquarters for the Academy that has its offices on two floors. A premier conference venue and catering business operates from the heritage meeting rooms on the ground and first floors. Surplus office space on the top floors has been leased to a charity tenant.
Overview of the Role
The Facilities Manager will be responsible for managing this beautiful building and support services of the Academy at its headquarters at 41 Portland Place to a first class standard and to provide excellent customer service to all users of the building including Academy staff, office tenants, conferencing contractors and external visitors.
In this role you will be responsible for taking ownership of FM issues, specifically managing the hard and soft services of the building. You will provide 5* services to office users of the building (Academy staff and tenants), whilst supporting the conferencing contractors in delivering first class accommodation and IT/AV services to external clients, with health and safety compliance underpinning all activities.
The Facilities Manager supervises a part time Facilities Assistant and is often the sole facilities representative on site at any time, so the role is “hands on”.
The service streams under your control will include: Management of building and plant, Management of support services, Security, Switchboard/Reception/Telephones, Storage and archives, AMS office management, IT and AV equipment, Furniture and equipment, Health and Safety, Co-ordination with catering and conferencing team, Tenants, Finance and budgeting.
This is a challenging role which requires a degree of commercial acumen and well developed management, communication and leadership skills. You will play a key role in the Academy, which will require a track record in a similar role, having supervised staff and managed budgets. You will need to be enthusiastic and motivated around your team and as an individual you will be resourceful, with a “can do” attitude and taking pride in your work. You will enjoy being away from your desk as the role requires that you are “hands on” and it would help if you were competent with IT and AV equipment.
Please contact our advisor Peter Forshaw for an informal and confidential discussion on email@example.com.
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