Estates Compliance Manager
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At Kew, we strive to deliver the highest level of quality and excellence across our Estates services.
Our reputation as a World Heritage Site is renowned, and we set ourselves a significantly high standard of service to aspire to and achieve. Customer service and great delivery is essential, and we now seek to build a new team within the Estates Directorate to bring our services in-house and take them to the next level.
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
As the Estates Compliance Manager, you will deliver and implement compliance at Kew and ensure building and services maintenance, facilities management, cleaning, porterage, and office services are maintained at the standards and service levels commensurate with a World Heritage Site of major significance. You’ll deliver risk based assessments, revise procedures, reports and policies to identify hidden risks and non-conformity issues and oversee control systems to prevent violations of legal guidelines and internal policies.
A strong communicator, you will work with colleagues across our two sites, and review and develop the team’s working practices to meet opportunities from compliance, new legislation and client expectations.
Experienced in M&E services & Buildings and compliance within an Estates & Facilities environment, you will hold a technical qualification to HNC/D and have trained and working knowledge of H&S legislations and management in the application of FM Services. You will have in-depth knowledge of the industry’s standards and regulations, as well as significant experience of in-house and outsourced estates management service delivery, ensuring compliance.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential role criteria.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing Date: 22/09/2019
No agencies please.
This post will be based at Kew Gardens, Richmond with 1 day per week spent at Wakehurst, West Sussex.
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