Area Manager - Catterick Garrison





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 


Location: Catterick Garrison

Salary: Competitive + company car/car allowance + benefits

Hours: Monday to Friday, full time, permanent


VIVO are seeking an experienced Area Manager to over see all Hard FM Planned and Reactive Maintenance across Catterick Garrison.


This role will see you make sure the supply chains are adequate, diarising works, monitoring progress, monitoring overdue works, making sure certifications are in place and ensure all reactive maintenance services are delivered to end users, all jobs are done on time and safely, as well as ensure all jobs are raised appropriately and certificates are uploaded to Maximo.


You will also carry out asset checks, monthly audits and be responsible for the successful achievement and reporting of all KPIs for the service.


You will have direct management responsibility for 7 Authorised Persons, 2 Administrators and 3 Built Estate Managers, with another 30 indirect reports. Catterick Garrison has 24 sites and you will be responsible for the service performance across all 24 sites. 




What You Need To Do The Job:

First and foremost, you should be an experienced Regional or Area Manager from a Hard FM services background, with exceptional leadership and people management skills and experience of managing and maintaining positive working relationships with external customers as well as internal stakeholders at all levels.


You should have excellent communication, IT and reporting skills, as well as a proven track record of proactive performance management, motivating staff and leading by example, with a sound knowledge of Health and Safety and risk management.


A HND/HNC level of education would be ideal, however we are more than happy to accept applications from candidates who are qualified by experience.


To be considered for this role, you must hold a full UK driving licence and pass SC Clearance.




What We Offer:

  • 6% employer matched pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Bonus
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Private medical cover for self and partner
  • Life assurance at 2 x base salary



VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.


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28/05/2024 01:13:00
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