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Mental Health Matters


£36,920 per annum, with progression to £41,080 per annum (upon successful completion of probation period)



Job Overview

Job Title: Estates Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £36,920 per annum, with progression to £41,080 per annum (upon successful completion of probation period)
Location: Sunderland, Leicester, Sefton or Warrington. Hybrid working with a minimum of two days per week onsite

About us
Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 40 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. We have a positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support.

Everything about MHM is people focused, our people are central to delivering the highest quality of service and care to the people who access our services.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Estates and Facilities Manager to join our organisation to support us through our next phase of growth. This is a crucial role where you will be responsible for the selection of high-quality accommodation which is fit for purpose and good value for money.

About the role
As our Estates and Facilities Manager, you will provide a professional service across the organisation with an emphasis on providing value for money and high quality accommodation which is fit for purpose.

Working in conjunction with the Director of Finance, you will have input into the selection of premises, lease and related legal negotiations, property maintenance, provision of utilities and other property related matters, with the ultimate aim of helping the organisation achieve its mission and strategic objectives.
Day-to-day responsibilities will include:
Source and identify prospective new premises for the organisation where required.
Negotiate contracts and agreements with landlords and Agents, specifically Heads of Terms.
Work with MHM solicitors to secure leases that are fit for purpose within a managed budget.
To create an initial conditions schedule for new premises, highlighting any associated risks.
Developing and implementing strategies for the maintenance, development, and utilisation of MHM estate's assets.
Identify, negotiate, manage and review contract renewals for leases, licences and other property related contracts as required, working in conjunction with other senior colleagues across the organisation.
Please refer to the attached job description for full job details.

About you
You will have previous experience of Estates and Facilities Management in a multi-site organisation, including commercial leases. You will have project management experience and will be proficient in budget management as well as contract negotiation.
With strong research and communication skills, you will be comfortable writing reports and presenting them to senior management. You will have experience of risk management and implementing risk mitigation actions.
It is essential that you hold a Level 5 qualification in Estates and/or Facilities Management. A Level 5 in CIPS would be desirable but not essential.
Due to the nature of this role, a full driving licence is required, and you must be willing to travel from time to time as required throughout the UK to MHM services.

Please refer to the attached job description for full details on person specification for this role.

What we offer
You will go through our comprehensive, in-person training program in your first week of employment which will give you the tools you need to succeed in the role, as well as offering a great opportunity to get to know your new colleagues.

In addition, you will receive:

• A minimum of 25 days annual leave per annum, plus statutory holidays, rising with length of service
• A 5% contributory pension scheme, with the opportunity to increase contributions.
• A holistic approach to your health and wellbeing, including Employee assistance programme and personalised wellbeing action plans.
• Enhanced family friendly policies, pay and leave.
• Cycle to work scheme.
• Discounted gym membership.
• Healthcare cash plan.
• A discount platform covering online, high street and supermarket purchases.
• You will receive a tailored induction and probation review program which will give you the tools you need to succeed in the role
• Our structured career development pathways and support from our accredited Learning Team will provide you with advice and guidance on how to access development to allow you to flourish in your chosen career

Closing Date: 1st July 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: 5th August 2024

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.

MHM is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Skills and Qualifications required

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