Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager

Job reference: 201809FAC01
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexible working hours)
Salary Grade E: £21,400 to £24,000 per annum (depending on experience)

About the role

Windmill Hill City Farm is an award-winning charity that improves the lives of local people. Our 4-acre site provides a green oasis in the city where people relax, learn and grow.  It’s a friendly site buzzing with community activity.

On site we have a café, day-care nursery, community rooms, sports pitch, farm and gardens. We are seeking a manager who can ensure that our facilities are kept in top condition so we can offer the public a safe and enjoyable service and our staff an efficient and rewarding place to work. This role is central to the smooth running of the organisation.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • leading the facilities team to maintain the cleanliness, health and safety of the site
  • inspection, repair, maintenance and development of the site infrastructure
  • overseeing the day-to-day care of the animals on site (with the Livestock Manager)
  • manage contracts for facilities services such as waste

Our ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in a related environment and be knowledgeable and skilled in general maintenance, building repair and cleaning and safety management. This is a very varied role that needs a flexible approach, initiative and problem-solving skills and a like of people – we are a busy public place open 7 days a week.

We put community at the heart of what we do and have a culture of inclusion and partnership. As well as highly varied work and involvement in setting our direction, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of making a difference to people’s lives. 

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and look forward to seeing your application.

Please download the job description / person specification below for more information:

Facilities Manager (pdf)

How to apply

Please state the job reference number with all applications or enquiries.

Download the application form below:

Application form (Word)

Send your completed application to info@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 12 noon
Interview date: week commencing 22nd October 2018

For further information or an informal discussion about this post, please phone Sarah Mellor on 0117 947 1186 


Safer Recruiting Statement

Windmill Hill City Farm is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare all vulnerable groups and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.