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Facilities Manager

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A facilities manager is responsible for the regular maintenance of the systems and services of a building or group of buildings. These include cleaning, lighting, heating, decorating and repair.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for assistant facilities co-ordinators are around £14,000 to £18,000 a year. If you gain direct entry as a facilities manager you might expect to earn around £24,000 a year. With further experience you can expect between £30,000 and £45,000 a year. Project directors can earn over £60,000 a year. There may be extra bonuses and a company car on top of the salary.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Your first post might be as a facilities co-ordinator, responsible to the facilities manager. Jobs are available with specialist facilities management companies and real estate firms, but also with big commercial or public employers such as local authorities, government departments, hospitals, hotel chains, universities and colleges.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
13618
0.3 %
FALL
2024
13572
  United Kingdom
2019
210138
1.9 %
RISE
2024
214203

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
Tel: 01279 712 620
E-mail: info@bifm.org.uk
Website: http://www.bifm.org.uk/bifm/home
Twitter: @BIFM_UK
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BIFM/133016300044629

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Tel: 01543 266867
E-mail: customer@i-l-m.com
Website: http://www.i-l-m.com
Twitter: @ILM_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilmuk1

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