Freedom Leisure is the largest provider of community leisure in the South East. We have a job vacancy for an Area Technical Facilities Manager to support a multi million pound business and maintain high standards across a number of regional wet and dry leisure sites.
You will be responsible for managing the contracts for all maintenance, technical and environmental issues, ensuring the buildings are well maintained along with mechanical and electrical plant equipment. You will also need to develop and manage a structured maintenance, technical and environmental programme with a focus on cost effectiveness.
The facilities across the area include sports facilities, swimming pools, Bowling Alley and an Ice Rink and therefore the ideal candidate will be both hands on and strategic with knowledge and experience of managing:
• Pool plant equipment
• Electrical plant
• Heating and ventilation systems (HVAC)
• Air conditioning systems
• Security systems including CCTV
• Mechanical control panels and mechanical plant (BMS)
• Low pressure hot water systems
You will have an electrical or mechanical qualification or background; a facilities management qualification and strong people management skills. You will also need experience of project management. A current or previous Pool Plant Operators qualification and a NEBOSH certificate will also be an advantage as will a Health and Safety qualification and knowledge of legionella control.
The area currently includes 5 main centres. The Centres are Guildford Spectrum, Ash Manor Sports Centre, Guildford Lido, Woking Leisure Centre, Pool in the Park (Woking) and 15 pavilions throughout Woking. You will be based at Guildford Spectrum but will need to be able to travel to the other facilities.
The successful candidate will need to be both strategic and operational; to oversee the team and various capital investment projects including Contract Design Management (CDM) as well as responding to operational issues as required. You will therefore need to be comfortable liaising with key partners including, Local Authorities, Health and Safety professionals, schools, contractors and the Executive Management Team, as well as line managing the Facilities Team.
In addition to salary we offer an excellent working environment, a generous pension scheme, discounted staff membership, an In-house training department, childcare vouchers and incremental annual leave.
Salary £39k - £41K (depending on experience and qualification) plus staff benefit scheme
Hours: 37hrs a week, Rota basis
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