Area Facilities Manager




Crystal Palace


£36,090-£39,090pa inclusive of London Weighting. Salary based on Business and Learning Support scale

Closing date:

01 October 2023

Job Title: Area Facilities Manager (South)

Location: Based at Mottingham and Crystal Palace Campuses

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours per week: 36 hours, Full-time

Salary: £36,969-£39,090 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting

Over the last 50 years, Capel Manor College has helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.  As London’s environmental college, the College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.  Capel Manor College is an exciting, innovative and stimulating work environment and we are interested in hearing from applicants who are committed to excellence and improving the lives of others through education, training and skills development.

The College is now looking to appoint an Area Facilities Manager to be responsible for estates and facilities management at our Mottingham and Crystal Palace Campuses.  The successful candidate will report to the College’s Director of Estates and Facilities and will lead on all operational estates and facilities issues at our campuses in south London.  They will be the lead on security measures at the site, including being a key holder and managing out of hours call outs, they will oversee all health and safety matters ensuring that staff, students and visitors are kept safe, they will lead on planned and reactive maintenance to plant, infrastructure and building fabric and will ensure that the appearance of the sites is maintained to a high standard.

This is an exciting time to be joining the College.  A newly appointed Principal and Senior Management Team have ambitious plans for the College, including the £9million redevelopment of our Mottingham Campus.  This project is currently underway and once complete, will double the amount of teaching space at the site and greatly improve the quality of the learning environment.  The project will result in the creation of a truly inspiring teaching facility, built employing the latest sustainable and low-carbon technologies.

The ideal candidate will experience managing multiple locations and remote teams in a facilities management capacity.  They would have an excellent working knowledge of health and safety legislation, a good understanding of building fabric maintenance and repair and a good understanding of sustainability legislation, requirements and practices.  They will have a positive approach and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop relationships with a range of stakeholders.  A relevant qualification in facilities management or a technical subject would also be advantageous.

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including generous annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme (Teacher’s Pension Scheme for Lecturing roles and Local Government Pension Scheme for Support roles), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.


Equality, diversity and inclusion

Capel Manor College is committed to creating and promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce that enables those working at the College to achieve their full potential.  We are committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date: 5.00pm on Sunday 1 October 2023

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