FM Manager

Position Sought FM Manager
Name CAN 39546
Lives in Crewe
Qualifications BIFM level 5 Award

Wellbeing management training

Contract Management Training

CCDM for clients

IOSH Managing Safety

Previous Employers Manchester Metropolitan University


Availability 4 weeks – could be negotiable
General Notes if Applicable


  • 8 GCSES including English & Maths
  • 2 O Levels


  • City and Guilds 706, 707, 717 BTEC Diploma in Hotel and Catering
  • HCIMA part A and B
  • CLAIT Diploma


  • I am a self-motivated, hardworking Facilities Manager with over 30 years’ experience and a successful record of accomplishment in providing a seamless service in all aspects of Facilities. I have proven leadership skills, including leading and motivating the team through major change, managing budgets and working with clients and customers in a higher education setting

Key Skills:

I have worked in Facilities for Manchester Metropolitan University for 32 years, during this time I have proven experience of the following:

Budget / Contract management

  • I manage a budget of £510,000.00 per annum to include staffing and operational
  • I have reduced the cleaning cost per SQM from £16.00 to £12.98; this has reduced further by more flow cleaning and better utilisation of resources (working smarter not harder)
  • I have initiated and awarded the pest control contract, value £45,000, for the University twice now and have managed the contract for a number of years. I also manage the cleaning chemical / janitorial / paper / disposables and dosing chemical contact for Facilities and Catering, value £190,236 for 16 / 17 financial year

Strong Team Leadership / Excellent communicator

  • I have managed multidisciplinary teams of 40+ staff over the Crewe and Alsager sites, to include facilities, halls of residence, transport, campus shop, security and Catering events. The team comprises of part time and full time staff. Grades 1 to 5 working over 14 hours per day and 7 days per week as required

Training and Development

  • I am a qualified BICS trainer, I have been the lead assessor for Cheshire for the last 4 years, two Assessors and myself have trained 60 staff in total, to gain their LTP and three core skills
  • Up skilling of staff to carry out additional tasks. To cover other roles when short staffed
  • Produced short documents and training sessions for Domestic staff on COSHH and other Health and Safety issues

Employee Relations

  • I have carried out Disciplinary investigations formerly and informally in conjunction with the MMI policy
  • I have supported staff with personal issues such as health issues, bereavement, and financial issues utilising University resources
  • I Have been involved in recruitment and interviewing, PDR, Training, planning and delivering
  • Worked with recognised Trade Unions around restructures and site closures

Change Management

  • I have led the Facilities team through various changes and restructures, the latest one in 2013, Gateway. This reduced the DA hours to 15 from 22 and split Facilities and Residential services
  • I was involved in closing down the Alsager site and utilising furniture / equipment / staff at Crewe. I continued to service 3 buildings up until 2016 when the site was finally sold
  • On the Crewe campus, I have managed 15 academic buildings; with the withdrawal of MMU from the site, I have been involved in closing 3 buildings down and drawn up a protocol for the Security and management of these buildings
  • Introduced new ways of working for Domestic Assistants, from an input spec to an output spec

Operational Management

  • Managed refurbishment of Student Halls
  • Managed refurbishment of bar at the University, liaised with all stakeholders within the University, and suppliers, working with a very limited budget
  • Managed multidisciplinary teams over Crewe and Alsager sites including, Facilities, Halls of Residence, Transport, Retail outlet, Security and Catering
  • Carry out monthly compliance checks, recording them on a compliance portal
  • Producing Health and Safety reports for the Faculty on an annual basis
  • Working with Estates on Manage Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules
  • Regular meetings with all stakeholders

Employment History:

Crewe Campus

1989 – Present

                                                                        Facilities Manager

July 2011 – Present

  • Managing 40+ staff including post, reception, transport, cleaning and portering

                                                                        Assistant Facilities Manager

1989 – 2009

  • As above plus managing the Faculty shop and Security on site

                                                                        Assistant Cook promoted to Cook in

                                                                        charge running the PM shift

1986 – 1989

  • Preparing evening meals, for 300 students. Catering for busy conference, and function trade

Additional Information:


I have attended the following training whilst at MMU:

  • BIFM level 5 Award
  • Wellbeing management training
  • Contract Management Training
  • CCDM for clients
  • IOSH Managing Safety
  • Various training on policy change, legislation and role requirements keeping me up to date with current legislation and trends
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