Deputy Facilities Manager

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and proactive person to join us as our Deputy Facilities Manager for a one year fixed term contract.

This is an exciting time to join us. Having welcomed the staff back to the office after the pandemic, we are now trialling a hybrid way of working with staff now to combine home and office working. This position will play an important role in facilitating this new way of working and supporting flexible working amongst our staff.

What you will be doing

You will provide a consistent FM service on site by delivering compliant, accessible, comfortable and attractive workplaces, take day-to-day responsibility for the smooth running of facilities management on site, including post room and reception services, meeting room management, cleaning, security, repairs and maintenance etc. The role also involves working closely with and deputising for the Facilities Manager when required.

What we are looking for

  • Experience in Health and Safety facilities management services
  • Experience of working on your own initiative
  •  Experience working in a customer facing role (internal and external customers) with the ability to deliver excellent service
  • Experience of line management
  • First aider and fire warden qualified, or willingness to train into these roles.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Please note to reference to the key essential skills in the advert when you are completing your application and highlight examples of any related knowledge, skills and experienced based on these.

Why work for Historic England

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 21% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.