The Florrie Vacancy – Facilities Manager (listed building experienced)

Location: The Florence Institute Trust “The Florrie” Dingle, Liverpool 8

Project Title: Florrie Beyond 2020 – Building Resilience

When: 12 month contract

Salary: £15,400 pa

Lead Contact: CEO – Anne Lundon

Background: The Florence Institute Trust Ltd is a charity that owns and manages The Florrie, a Grade 2 listed Victorian architectural gem built in 1889 and closed in 1988. The Florrie re-opened in 2012 following a lengthy community campaign to save it and secured multi million pound grants to restore and refurbish it. The Florrie is now open all year round and offers a broad range of activities, services, facilities and events to all. Visit our website for more information www.theflorrie.org

Overview of The Services: 7 years after re-opening we are seeking the services of an experienced Building Surveyor to work with the Florrie team to identify the effective and efficient maintenance and management of our heritage asset.

Detailed Services and outputs:
• Overall management of the Florrie Building Repairs Programme and the day to day operations of activities and events to ensure the smooth running of the Florrie and the Florrie is compliant with relevant legislative requirements, good practice and internal policies and procedures for safeguarding and health and safety.
• Undertake a full asset management review and an impact assessment including by uses on the building
• Revise and update existing management and maintenance plans for the Florrie including identifying efficiencies in sustainable operations and maintenance costs whilst ensuring the preservation of the heritage of the building.
• Set up and manage recording systems
• Review and update all health and safety policies and procedures and ensure they are put into practice throughout our day to day work and activities
• Identify opportunities to reduce negative environmental impacts and make efficiency savings
• Source suppliers and providers for services that are competent, value for money and environmentally friendly
• Support us with the issues of the latent defects and repairs, advising and determining requirements including producing a plan, programme and identification of resources for management of such
• Lead on the implementation of the revised plans and ensure that staff are developed, trained, understand roles and effectively undertaking new duties, employing new processes, techniques and implementing systems, before the end of the fixed term period
• Produce reports/manuals, databases and documents for the work completed in an accessible format and where relevant a format than can be updated
• Manage the work of two caretakers and undertake any specialist training with them that is required to do the job
The overall aim being should result in a more resilient team with the skills, knowledge, resources and logistics to effectively manage the heritage asset (The Florrie) for the future.

Your proposal should include:
1. CV with 2 professional referees
2. Address the Person Specification below (a-f) as part of a letter of application:
a) An experienced Building Surveyor with knowledge of the preservation and conservation of listed buildings
b) Degree or equivalent in Building Surveying RICS accredited
c) Technical knowledge and competence
d) Ability to analyse problems in order to identify solutions
e) Commercial awareness and the ability to ensure you are maximising efficiencies without compromising the heritage
f) Logical and practical thinker to problems and the solutions
3. Methodology – Please specify the methodology (including methods) you plan to use to meet the aim(s) and objectives of the work. O&M’s were produced on completion of the capital works in 2012 and are available as a tool/reference.

This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and successful applicants are expected to meet with all HLF reporting criteria.

Submission: Please submit your proposal electronic format for the attention of Anne Lundon – CEO c/o info@theflorrie.org by midday on Monday 7th October 2019

This job description identifies key responsibilities and requirements and is not an exhaustive list of tasks that need to be completed. The Florence Institute reserves the right to amend the job description as the role develops within the organisation.

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