Facilities Manager – Abingdon

      We have an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Manager to join our team at our head office in Abingdon.

      The Ability Matters Group (AMG) is a market leading international healthcare products and services provider, operating primarily in areas that enhance mobility and accessibility including orthotics, prosthetics and wheelchairs. We have in excess of 60 sites across the UK and Ireland, as well as operations in France, The Netherlands and Sweden; employing approximately 700+ staff.


      Job role summary

      The role holder has responsibility and accountability for Facilities Management and Operational Service provision for Ability Matters Group (AMG) including compliance, continuous improvement and provision of a good working environment.

      Ensuring the organisation meets the highest operational, management, financial, Health Safety Environmental & Quality standards of Facilities Management (FM) by complying with legislative and regulatory obligations as a minimum.

      Key Responsibilities & Tasks

      • Oversees all facilities management (FM) activities in AMG-owned and leased premises, delivering high quality advice and service levels to all stakeholders.
      • Takes responsibility for defined areas of operational responsibility and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
      • Works with Board members & senior managers to implement the Group’s overall business strategy related to FM and associated activities
      • Annual preparation of a strategic and operational FM plan for AMG for the forthcoming financial year.
      • Ensuring all FM & operational work that is required runs smoothly and all targets are met within time & at a high level of quality.
      • Fleet management of vehicles, including managing rentals, insurance, accidents, insurance and all other associated activity
      • Produce management reports on FM delivery on at least a monthly basis.
      • Monitor all operational, financial & budgetary issues related to FM and assigned general management operations.
      • Act as an effective change agent, driving improvement through visible and professional leadership and being proactive.
      • Negotiating contracts relating to building services, preventative and planned maintenance including dilapidations and feasibility studies on new ventures
      • Supplying annual forecasts for expected running costs and required maintenance spend for all sites and vehicles.
      • Identify and consider options that create breakthrough strategies and plans to create value for our customers and stakeholders, using internal and external inputs to translate the AMG vision and strategies into concrete, actionable plans that create competitive advantage.
      • The Facilities Manager is a member of the Operations Management Team(s) and required to contribute, consult and participate in decision making that may have impact on strategical direction of local organization.
      • Support and departmental responsibility for the optimization and transformation of our Operations footprint across geographies

      What experience you will need:

      Formal Education & Certification:

      • Recognised FM qualification e.g. BIFM. Or equivalent experience
      • Project Management qualification preferred but not essential.
      • Experience in project management

      Knowledge & Experience:

      • Experience with facilities management within a manufacturing environment
      • Proven experience of working at a senior facilities management and operational level
      • Strong commercial and negotiation skills with a particular focus on buildings
      • Experience of and comfortable working in a fast paced, flexible organisation preferably across countries
      • Health & Safety knowledge
      • Diplomatic but also assertive as required.
      • Full DBS clearance.
      • Full driving licence

      To apply, please send your CV to today!

      Ability Matters Group Limited are an equal opportunities employer, we have a clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all operations of the group.

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