Deputy FM

Wigston , Leicester | Construction & Property


Serco: HMP Fosse Way 

Permanent, Full Time

£40,000 per annum + Excellent Corporate Benefits Package


We're looking for Deputy FM Manager to join our fantastic team at HMP Fosse Way, a brand new Category C resettlement prison in Leicester with the capacity to house around 1,700 prisoners.


You will join our FM Team and take overall responsibility for the day-to-day organisation of planned maintenance work (statutory and contractual), reactive repairs and local projects. Working alongside an existing Senior Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for first line management of a team of Engineers and Staff, with a variety of skills.  You will be required to report to and deputise for the on-site Facilities Manager and manage relationships with operational colleagues at all levels.


As well as ensuring that the team's training is up to date, site health & safety procedures are followed and that Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work are adhered to, the successful candidate will be expected to manage Contractors, ensure remedial work tasks are completed on time following maintenance, and react to whatever new challenge the day brings.


Ideally candidates should hold a qualification with City & Guilds equivalent mechanical qualification e.g. Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning Systems, knowledge of BMS (Honeywell, Trend would be an advantage).


What you'll need to do the role 


First and foremost, you will have proven strong supervisory/management experience of providing first line leadership.  Ideally you will hold an Engineering qualification or experience, knowledge of relevant systems within a similar environment and be fully conversant with statutory requirements.


This is an extremely busy demanding role and will include further accountabilities detailed below:


  • Assist in the development of maintenance plans that ensure that the establishment is safe and compliant.
  • Plan and programme maintenance activities according to the programme held in the CAFM system and prioritise work in a hierarchy of safety, compliance, and contractual needs.
  • Allocate work according to staff on a daily basis.
  • Track, monitor and manage the progress of work and the productivity of staff.
  • Provide appropriate challenge and assurance to ensure that work is delivered to the highest standards and within timescales.
  • Deputise for the Facilities Manager in their absence in dealing with staff management and development.
  • Monitor spend and financial commitments in line with policy and guidance, produce spend data as and where required.


Additional Requirements


  • To manage and monitor the Facilities "Out of Hours" call out roster.
  • Deputise for the FM Manager at meetings and other absences.


Why Serco


A place you can make an impact - We look after around 5,000 prisoners in our prisons and been in the business for 25 years, employ 2,000 colleagues in our 6 custodial contracts so you can guarantee you'll be delivering an essential service that touch people's lives. 


A place you can count on - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


A place for you - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed within a supportive and safe culture.


What we offer


  • Pension - up to 6%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the Justice sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • A Serco benefits portal offering a wide range of discounts for major high street brands in Retail, Leisure & Hospitality
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Free on site parking
  • Use of on site gym
  • Subsidised meals
  • Blue light discounts
  • Opportunities to gain additional qualifications
  • Continuous professional development opportunities



About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such 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. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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31/07/2024 01:14:00
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