If you’re highly organised, work well under pressure and enjoy coordinating and planning, the role of a facilities manager could be ideal for you
As a facilities manager, you’ll be responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of an organisation. You’ll ensure that best practices are followed for maximum efficiency and that the most suitable working environment is attained for its employees and their activities.
This is a diverse field with a range of responsibilities, which are dependent on the structure and size of the organisation. You’ll be involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises. Likely areas of responsibility include:
As a facilities manager, you’ll need to:
You don’t need to have a specific degree to enter this role but the following subjects may improve your chances:
You’ll need to demonstrate:
A full driving license may be required, if travelling between sites.
Pre-entry experience is desirable and a placement year in industry from a relevant degree can be particularly useful for gaining skills and building a network of contacts. Experience can be particularly useful in areas such as:
Having some previous experience in the hospitality sector is also valuable, as you’ll need strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a range of people.
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