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:


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

Starting salaries for assistant facilities co-ordinators are around £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.


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Getting In

Your first post might be as a facilities co-ordinator, reporting 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.

What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Tel: 01543 266867
Twitter: @ILM_UK

Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)
Tel: 01279 712 620
Twitter: @IWFM_UK

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