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Head of Building Services (Public Sector)

Job Description

Head of Building Services (Public Sector)

Are you a Head of Building Services, aspiring to work in the public sector or already in the public sector and seeking a new challenge/step up?

The Role:
VANRATH are delighted to be partnering with our client in their search for a Temporary Head of Building Services. This role will be initially for 6 months with possibility of extension.

The post-holder is responsible for ensuring that Client's Buildings is maintained in a manner befitting its listed status and in accordance with all relevant building-related legislation. This is a fulltime role (Mon-Fri) 37 hrs p/w.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the project management of all building and construction-related works projects.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the plan for routine and preventative maintenance for Parliament Buildings;
  • Deliver reactive maintenance in a timely and effective manner;
  • Manage the establishment and have oversight of all building-related contractual arrangements;
  • Lead on the Assembly Commission's commitment to sustainable development;
  • Have responsibility for statutory compliance with all building-related legislation (including Health and Safety legislation);
  • Provide specialist advice on all the services delivered by the post;
  • Identify the resources needed to deliver all the services required from the post and use those resources in an efficient and effective manner;
  • Lead and manage staff in the delivery of excellent services;
  • Comply with all of the Assembly Commission's staff policies and procedures including Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work policies and procedures; and
  • Manage information and records in accordance with established policies and statutory requirements.

The Candidate
Applicants must, by the closing date for applications have:

A qualification in a building-related discipline and at least 3 years' experience in each of the following areas:


At least 5 years' experience in each of the following areas:

  • Delivering building-related work projects to set deadlines and to set budgets and with due regard to meeting all statutory obligations;
  • Delivering all building maintenance including developing and implementing a structured Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme;
  • Delivering catering, cleaning, housekeeping and related services for a building or buildings with more than 200 daily users; and
  • Managing the procurement and contract management of all property-related expenditure.

£60,143-£61,967 | annual leave and benefits.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.