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Workspace Services Manager

West Midlands
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
19 Sep 2022
Workspace Services Manager Jewson Coventry This is an exciting career defining opportunity for a proactive, trusted and driven individual to join our business. As a Workspace Services Manager working for our Jewson brand you will strive to ensure the work environment for colleagues and customers enhances engagement, wellbeing and productivity, through creating a safe and positive experience within their place of work. You will also support our move towards developing a way of working that achieves the best outcome for the individual, the team and the business objectives. Key responsibilities will be to deploy knowledge of buildings, HSE regulations and technology to ensure our workplace environments are safe, sustainable, legally compliant and enhance the wellbeing and productivity of our people. You will be working closely with the HR Team, EHS Department and reporting into the HR Director, working in a vibrant, fast paced environment where you can demonstrate your flair for Total Facility Management, Employer Engagement, Change Management and communicating internally and externally at a high standard as well as being a main player in our desire to provide world class facilities for all our employees. As a Workspace Services Manager you will be a tasked with implementing effective technology, tools and practices to make our buildings and remote work environments as agile and effective as possible, ensuring this is directly supported by the Workspace Services team through training and live support when needed. What will I be doing in the role? Ensure Workplace space, design and layout are aligned to the organisations' commitments to sustainable buildings, zero carbon, physical and mental health, allowing flexibility of space for most productive working, risk management and collaboration. Effectively manage the buildings budget, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement in service provisions and/or operating processes that will generate savings/optimised spend/reduced overheads. Leads the management of change and project management associated with building adaptations such as relocations, closures, openings. Seeks out and welcomes feedback regarding the workspaces for both home and office based colleagues, translating feedback into projects for improvement Working collaboratively with HR, EHS or relevant stakeholders to seek out internal solutions or third parties when necessary to facilitate homeworking or to improve office based facilities. Ensures that properties are maintained in accordance with legislation, environment, health and safety requirements - including maintenance and monitoring of compliance records, first aid and fire marshal requirements. Management of 3 members of the Workspace Services team to ensure they are engaged and motivated to provide excellent customer service to all. Actively listening to colleague feedback and seeking out internal solutions or third parties when necessary to facilitate homeworking or to improve office based facilities. Management of Contractors and supplier contract reviews, maintenance and renewals for all external provisions such as catering, security and cleaning, ensuring commercial viability and excellent service is provided. Ensuring Stakeholders are consulted with, advised and supported through the changes and take ownership for ensuring that these changes are implemented on time and in full.Although we do require someone with exposure to working in a similar Facility Management role with experience covering both Hard and soft services in a role within a manufacturing / distribution environment, we are open to reviewing applications from Workspace Services Manager across different sectors as we feel a positive attitude and a commitment to your learning and development are most important. If you haven't worked in this industry, that's okay, we will support your learning to help you develop with us. What about the business I'll be joining? While you will be focussed 100% on Jewson, there are 34 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that form part of Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, including many of the most respected in the construction industry. At Saint-Gobain we have a clear mission - to create great living places, and are deeply committed to a strong set of values. We focus on innovation, sustainability, customer intimacy and being open, responsible, collaborative and encourage diversity. Saint-Gobain is the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, with over 170,000 employees and operations in 67 countries worldwide. With such a significant presence we are proud to offer our employees a career without boundaries What will I get in return? We of course offer a wide range of benefits, well beyond a competitive salary. We also offer a commitment to develop you personally and help you develop a rewarding career. Progression in Saint-Gobain isn't always upwards; talented employees also move into new and exciting functions or indeed overseas, to one of the 67 countries in which we operate. The one thing you can be sure of is that you can have an exciting and varied career at Saint-Gobain, where only you set the boundaries to your success. Are Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer? We're working hard to be, and we're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you! We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more
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  • Job Reference: 715627491-2
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Jewson
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent