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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: FMCU (Facilities Management Client Unit)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The FCO has outsourced the management of all its UK buildings, and some overseas properties, to specialist facilities management (FM) companies. These companies are responsible for providing services to staff, which includes catering, cleaning, pest control, heating & lighting, office moves and porterage. At Posts they also supply reception services, manage residential property and, in some locations, provide security guarding. They are also tasked with ensuring that we comply with health & safety requirements.
The FCO's Facilities Management Client Unit (FMCU) manages the outsourced contracts and acts as the interface between the private FM companies and the FCO as well as responsible for holding the budget for Global Maintenance Investment Funds at Posts without an FM Service provider.
Based in Brussels the Facilities Contract Manager will provide customer account management for Brussels and some additional sites across Europe. Accountability and ownership of the service performance and facilities expenditure within this region is essential, along with building effective customer relationships. The Regional Contract Manager (RCM) will enable and proactively manage and support the day-to-day delivery of effective Facilities Management services in accordance with agreed contract terms. The role will also ensure that services are delivered to the required contract standards and within agreed budgets.
Main responsibilities will include:
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service.
Application deadline: 13 January 2019
Grade: C5 (L)
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
Working hours per week: 36.25
Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 6,245.59
Start Date: 1 March 2019
Other benefits and conditions of employment
This is a full-time contract for 5 working days (36.25 hours net) per week. The monthly gross salary for this position is € 6,245.59, C5 (L) level (The British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium salaries are not subject to annual indexation).
Please note that Belgian nationals will be paid their salary gross and are expected to comply with their tax obligations through completion of a tax return to the Belgian authorities. Non-Belgian nationals will receive their salary net, minus the deduction of an equivalent level of Belgian tax retained at source. Further information on this will be given to candidates during the recruitment process.
The successful candidates will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.
Staff recruited locally by the British Diplomatic Missions in Belgium are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local Belgian employment law.
Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”.
We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered. Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.
Please be advised that the British Diplomatic Missions will not be able to meet the travel costs incurred when travelling to the interview, nor the costs connected with relocation if offered a job.
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