Maintenance & Facility Manager | Kensington

Circa £70,000 PA

 

Working in a great environment, a stone's throw from Hyde Park and all the great public transport links, our client is looking for a proven Maintenance & Facility Manager to oversee the smooth functioning of their family’s home.

The position requires someone who is hands-on and able to oversee all household matters including but not limited to: audio and visual technology, engineering & maintenance contracts (including: security equipment, wine cellar controls, Air cooling and heating systems etc) construction projects, pool/spa maintenance & landscaping. 

The Facility Manager will need to work together with contractors and service providers to quickly familiarise him/herself with the technical systems incorporated into the property, which include: pool, media room, spa and gym, alarm systems, lutron/crestron lighting controls and state of the art heating and cooling systems etc.

In addition, he/she will need to work with the existing domestic staff, teaching them the correct level of understanding for the relevant systems that have been incorporated into the property, so that everyone is able to use the systems and technology to provide the top level of service expected.

The successful candidate may have gathered experience in private homes, deluxe or boutique hotels or Museums and Galleries – indeed any properties where great emphasis has been given not only to cutting edge E&M and IT/AV systems but also the soft and hard finishes, art, antiques along with fixtures and fittings.

Weekdays: Monday to Friday | With flexibility required for weekends | work hours TBD

JOB REFERENCE

#2863

SALARY

Circa £70,000 PA

CURRENCY

GBP

LOCATION

Hyde Park - London

POSITION

Maintenance & Facilities Manager

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

No

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

TYPE OF HOUSEHOLD

Family, Mansion, Professional / Philanthropist, Informal Household, City Based

EXPERIENCE

10 - 15 years

LANGUAGE

English

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

No

VALID DBS

Yes

Entry Requirements

It is vital that candidates are:

  • Enthusiastic and organised team players who will be hands-on when necessary;
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills along with an excellent command of English, spoken and written;
  • Able to work with a multi-national team, and able to devise teaching methods that will ensure that all the staff know how to operate the household systems relevant to them;
  • Familiar with managing contractors and suppliers;
  • Able to take control of the supervision of all general household maintenance;
  • Able to manage accounts (in collaboration with the Private Office and House-Manager);
  • Able to acknowledge that while this is essentially a Monday to Friday role, they will need to offer flexibility at weekends.

Eligibility

Candidate will also have:

  • Excellent checkable references;
  • Worked in a high profile establishments and/or households;
  • Excellent knowledge of the rules of etiquette, protocol and good manners;
  • The ability to always remain professional in every circumstance (and calm in those stressful moments);
  • The ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality;
  • Have a pro-active approach to work;
  • A clean Police Record and be happy to undergo a DBS Check.

 

While it is important that Candidates present the right credentials, the client would also like to emphasise that they wish to find a Facilities Manager who has:

  • An advanced understanding that work in a private home requires a proactive and forward-thinking approach, and;
  • A friendly and flexible nature.

The client also wishes to find a candidate who shows longevity in their previous roles and a desire to seek a long-term working commitment to their new employer.

It will be an advantage if candidates hold a degree, but it will be more important for candidates to demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge within their respective discipline and to have a good working knowledge of current high-end systems.

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