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Facility manager is a job role that is responsible for making sure that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that work in them.
Facilities managers are accountable for services such as cleaning, security and parking, to make sure the surrounding environment is in a suitable condition to work. They also manage any building maintenance with things like heating and air conditioning, to maintain the working environment.
Facilities managers are responsible for the maintenance, supervision, security and services of work facilities of the establishment they are working for, to ensure that they meet the needs of the organisation and its employees.
Overseeing and agreeing contracts and providers
As the head of the facility, the Facility Manager is accountable for recruiting providers for services including security, parking, cleaning, catering, technology and so on.
Managing multi-disciplinary teams of staff
The Facility Manager needs to carefully supervise and manage various teams of staff, including cleaning, maintenance, grounds and security.
Managing budgets and ensuring cost-effectiveness
An important responsibility of a Facility Manager is to efficiently keep track of budgets and reach cost-effectiveness objectives defined by general managers.
Ensuring facilities compliance with government regulations and environmental, health and security standards
As the highest position of the facility, the Facility Manager is responsive for enforcing any government issued laws and safety regulation.
Overseeing building projects, renovations or refurbishments
Armed with a strong sense of detail, the Facility Manager will be the one responsible for overseeing renovations and refurbishments needed in the establishment. A vital skill of a Facility Manager is to be able to quickly and efficiently advise on the facilities needed enhancements according to government regulations, guests complaints, and so on.
What can you expect to earn being a Facility Manager? The position of Facility Manager has a great deal of responsibilities and as a key part of the team you will spend most of your time working with various teams of staff, and also sometimes directly with the clients.
Facility Manager salaries will vary depending on experience in management, but will typically be in the region of £22,000 to £44,000 per year depending on experience. As of August 2017, the average salary for a Facility Manager in the UK is £30,3407 (Source: PayScale). If you have lots of experience you will be in high demand and hit the higher end of the salary bracket. It also depends largely on the type of hotel you are working for and the available budget they have.