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Facilities manager

Facilities managers oversee the operation and maintenance of building systems and services.

Potential salary
£26,000 to £60,000
Working hours
38 to 40 a week
  • customer service skills
  • business management skills
  • administration skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • knowledge of economics and accounting
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Your day-to-day activities may include:

  • managing refurbishment, renovations and office moves
  • managing maintenance
  • making sure the building meets health and safety standards
  • advising on energy efficiency
  • managing cleaning, waste disposal, catering, parking and security
  • managing budgets and accounts
  • negotiating with contractors and suppliers
  • managing office systems like IT and equipment

You could work at a university, at a college, at a sports arena or in an office.

With experience you may be able to progress to senior or regional manager roles.

You can find out more about becoming a facilities manager from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management.

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