Accountable to: Director of Operations
Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London
Contract type: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
Salary £31,160 per annum, (increasing to £32,410pa on passing probation)
The Royal Institution’s (Ri) purpose is to harness science for the maximum benefit of society. To achieve the full benefits of what science has to offer, we must ensure there is a healthy and dynamic interaction between science, culture and society. Home to eminent scientists such as Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy and Kathleen Lonsdale, the Ri’s discoveries have helped to shape the modern world. Just as importantly these scientists recognised the importance of sharing their work with the wider public.
Today we continue our mission as a registered charity providing science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world. These activities include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES; public talks from the world’s greatest thinkers in our historic lecture theatre; a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics, engineering and computer science; hands-on science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre; animations and films from our award-winning video production team and the and the preservation of our scientific legacy through the Faraday Museum and archival collections.
The Ri's Albemarle Street HQ is also a vibrant event space which operates a thriving venue hire business. The Theatre and associated Georgian rooms are popular with both corporate and private clients.
Find out more at rigb.org and venue.rigb.org
The Royal Institution’s large Grade I listed premises on Albemarle Street is a multi-purpose building which is open to the public, and acts as a busy events venue, as well as providing office accommodation for the Ri team and commercial tenants.
The Facilities Manager is responsible for the effective delivery of facilities services at the Ri for all building users including staff, visitors, clients, audience and tenants. They take the lead in proactively providing and delivering a welcoming, secure, clean, safe and comfortable environment for all users of our premises. They act as a “sounding board” to the Director of Operations, and may provide input into the strategic decision making process.
The post-holder works closely with peers from Management Group and Directors to ensure a full range of operational services are provided for Ri staff and tenants, so they are not inhibited in fulfilling their own roles.
This role also encompasses management of a variety of out-sourced and contracted services to ensure the Ri receives the best value for money, and maintains beneficial partnership arrangements, to ensure all building users experience a seamless service. This means they are responsible for supervising the Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM), cleaning and security contracts, and utilities within an allocated budget. They must apply best practice to improve efficiency by reducing operating costs while increasing productivity.
The post-holder needs to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, Ri tenants and Ri staff.
Full job description and person specification available on our web site - Click 'Apply'
Closing date: midnight on Monday 14 August 2017
Interviews are likely to be scheduled for 24 or 25 August 2017