- Office-based, Planning, Team work, Problem solving
- Salary Range: £17,000 - £35,000
A Facilities Manager has a range of responsibilities including overseeing the daily running of a building and reducing its operating costs
A Facilities Manager is responsible for the management of
services that support the business of an organization. This
includes a range of responsibilities from overseeing the daily
running of a building, once construction work has been completed,
to reducing its operating costs through managing
To ensure a building continues to function effectively, a
Facilities Manager would expect to manage the continual maintenance
of the building, identifying health and safety issues to ensure the
building is safe for use and general responsibility for utilities,
services and daily logistical management.
A Facilities Manager is also likely to be responsible for
managing catering and cleaning services and utilising space
management throughout the building.
Any one interested in a career as a Facilities Manager
will need strong communication skills as you will be required to
work with a team of internal and external colleagues and
contractors to ensure the building is maintained in a timely
An ability to address problems and resolve any issues
arising in a reactive manner is key. You will also develop an
awareness of building construction.
A degree in Property or Estate Management is an advantage
for those entering the industry, and essential for those wishing to
progress to senior level roles. Those without a degree would
require prior experience of the industry; an NVQ level 3 in
Facilities Management would also be
Those entering the profession with an undergraduate degree
can anticipate earning between £17,000 and £22,000 which rises in
line with experience. A Senior Facilities Manager who oversees
several premises country-wide could earn £60,000+.
(This information is intended as a guide to average
Individuals who wish to progress up through the levels of
Facilities Management can find themselves responsible for
overseeing the management of facilities within very large
organisations in a variety of different sectors.
There is opportunity to reach Senior and Director level
posts which offer potentially high salaries.