Facilities Manager

Location Worthing
Discipline: Facilities
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Job ref: 005609
Published: about 2 months ago

Due to the continued business growth, Rayner are opening a brand new flagship storage & distribution centre in Gatwick & are now looking for a Facilities Manager to join our team.  Reporting to the Global Head of Facilities you will be overseeing the monitoring and performance of the planned preventative maintenance programme, along with renewal or alterations made to the structures or electrical and mechanical services of the Company’s premises at the global HQ in Worthing.

You will have a small team reporting into you to assist with miscellaneous alteration, improvement and infrastructure projects.

The Facilities Manager will be expected to ensure business continuity, ensure agreed levels of production are maintained, develop a strong rapport with department heads, complete planned work programmes to schedule and ensure the achievement of day-to-day maintenance expenditure to pre-set targets.

You will be required to manage and work within a team operating a shift rota.  This means you will need to manage an On-Call rota to provide cover for critical equipment 24/7 so you will ideally live within a 1 hour commute of Worthing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out routine maintenance activities in accordance with the Company’s and / or third party specialist procedures and requirements
  • Carry out routine inspection functions in accordance with the Company’s and / or third party specialist procedures and requirements
  • Plan and manage preventative maintenance activities including works in-house and works by 3rd party providers
  • Ensure that planned preventative maintenance activities are coordinated with the business function to minimise operational impact
  • Identify, draft and implement Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions for all aspects of the Facilities function
  • Manage service provider contracts including arranging and supervising contractor attendances, contract renewals and unplanned works.
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy and procedures
  • Assist the Health and Safety Officer with ongoing improvement of Health and Safety throughout the business
  • Ensure compliance with relevant statutory obligations
  • Carry out surveys and prepare improvement schemes.  Design new systems and additions to existing installations. Manage projects from inception to completion.
  • Update and maintain the Facilities Services Maintenance database in accordance with the Company’s procedures
  • Manage engineering service contracts
  • Draft day work orders, prepare estimates, specifications, supervise contractors and check and approve accounts. Obtain statutory approvals where needed.
  • Exercise control on day-to-day expenditure.  Supervise contracts.
  • Review and report on equipment performance levels
  • Review and report on contractor performance levels
  • Be responsible for a range of general mechanical design duties, and when required undertake the review of electrical works such as lighting, small power, fire alarms systems, and some other similar type systems.
  • Consult with management on identified needs and the implementation of repair projects



  • Full UK driving licence (preferred)
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical standards and regulations
  • Knowledge of relevant Building and Health and Safety Regulations
  • Experience of managing contractors and directing building services consultants
  • Experience of mechanical and electrical systems installation and / or maintenance
  • Experience of Building / Property maintenance
  • Experience of preparing work schedules / project plans
  • Experience of cost management and control
  • AutoCAD experience would be beneficial

What you can expect from us: 

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Global appreciation platform to recognise colleagues around the globe
  • Fantastic opportunity to work with highly talents teams and individuals and grow with the business
  • Exciting variety of engagement events like yoga, seat chair massages, Summerfest, quarterly Love to Learn events
  • Free on-site parking for all staff
  • On-site restaurant
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Being part of an organisation you can be proud to work for changing the lives of millions of people!