Assistant Director - Facilities

Islington Permanent £82,014 - £99,369 per year
  • Have the freedom to lead and innovate to create the best customer experience
  • Work in one of London's most thriving and popular boroughs.

About Our Client

Islington is a place rich in diversity and culture. As a council, our sense of purpose couldn't be clearer: we serve. It's in the logo. We are committed to challenging inequality in the borough and, as one of the largest employers, we know that to look after the place and the planet, we have to look after our people. Together we can change the future.

To do this, we're changing Islington by putting the voices and views of our community at the heart of our work. Our relentless focus on tackling inequality includes shifting the council's own culture and approach. We want the council to mirror the community in terms of diversity of culture, character and thought.

To achieve our ambitions and change the future, we need a dedicated and empowered community of colleagues. No matter what job role, everyone at Islington Council is appreciated and recognised.

Our many and varied careers, voices, skills and experiences are shared through the connections we make as individuals experiencing life in Islington. We have staff networks which bring us closer together regardless of age or profession, and an annual awards scheme to recognise each others strengths.

We're investing more in training than ever before, enabling you to develop personally and professionally. And over half of our vacancies are filled by existing colleagues taking on new challenges and promotions. Careers span from apprenticeships through to the chief executive with over 5,000 of us creating inclusive culture which celebrates equity.

We know that the creativity, innovation and leadership we'll need to tackle the challenges ahead will come from our people.

Join Islington council and together we can change the future.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of New Homes and Corporate Landlord, the Assistant Director - Corporate Facilities will be responsible for leading the innovation in the delivery and management of both hard and soft facilities management services, with a yearly revenue budget of £20 million and in excess of 130 team members. You will ensure all operational facilities are compliant, fit for purpose; and on track to be Net Zero Carbon.

The Successful Applicant

You will have a substantial track record of leading large in house soft and hard services facilities functions in a large and complex organisation, as well as possessing excellent contract management skills. You will be an innovator, passionate about data and lead the digitalisation of the function. You will be a politically astute and commercially minded individual, with a track record of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, such as unions to deliver a first class, agile service, focused on meeting the needs of the customer. You must have membership of a relevant professional body for Facilities Management.

What's on Offer

The salary on offer for the Assistant Director - Corporate Facilities ranges from £82,014 to £99,369. The Council is in the position to offer top of the salary range for the right candidate.

Working at Islington Council, you will have access to a generous annual leave allowance, starting at 31 days and increasing to 36 days leave per year after five years of local government service.

Islington Council adopts a hybrid approach to working, in order to promote and sustain a good work-life balance. For this leadership post you would be expected to be in as and when required to complete your role. Three days a week in the office and two days home working is the adopted hybrid approach at the council. With in person meetings that take place on a Tuesday.

If you would like to apply please complete and submit a cover letter, and place it on the same document as your CV. No limit on the length of your cover letter, but two to four pages is our recommended length.


Closing date: 7th April

First stage interview: 15th -25th April

Final stage panel interview: 6-17th May

For further details, please contact:

Joe Glendon on 07467000056

Matt Masters on 07951180360

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Facilities Management
Facilities Manager / Director
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