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Head of Facilities UK

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28 Sep 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: Up to £80,000 dependent on experience plus bonus and benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - likely 3 days on site.

An exciting role for an experienced Senior Facilities Manager or Director has arisen within the MBDA Facilities department to lead the Facilities Team. You will develop and deliver hard-working services that underpin the competitiveness of the UK business.

Reporting directly into the UK General Manager, you will provide FM management oversight of an estates portfolio across 7 UK sites, comprising primarily of manufacturing, laboratory and office space against a backdrop of constantly evolving requirements. This will provide the opportunity to utilise and develop team leadership, project management and problem solving skills
What we're looking for from you:
  • A leader with excellent people management skills to coordinate and manage the overall delivery of a full range Facilities services and project works across the MBDA portfolio of UK sites.
  • Experienced project manager with track record of delivering FM services in a multi-site environment (in the defence industry sector is desirable but not essential).
  • Good experience and knowledge in a Facilities Management / Construction environment - especially statutory compliance such as Building Regulations, CDM and Electrical Safety, as well as broad knowledge of the practical application of HSE legislation in the delivery of FM services.
  • Detailed knowledge of FM legislation and its application.
  • Degree qualification in an FM or services discipline would be beneficial.
  • Strong problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, including an ability to set expectations and balance conflicting demands.
  • You will need the ability to interrogate and interpret requirements, based on business understanding, challenging wants against needs when appropriate, whilst acting as a role model for change
  • Ability to adapt to changing and diverse workload with autonomy and resilience
  • Demonstrate a positive, proactive and professional approach, even when under pressure.
  • Experience of evolving teams to achieve optimum outputs
  • Previous experience of direct budgetary management of FM budgets.
  • Maintain and develop policy and procedure framework and strategy that is operated, updated and revised to meet emerging business needs.
Here's what's in it for you:
  • Working in a progressive organisation providing inspiring and efficient working environments to support all company staff. Including the creation of new space to support the new ways of working in a post Covid word.
  • Leading an FM team, committed to the culture of MBDA.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of environments from office configurations to high tech manufacturing environments and all the supporting site infrastructure.
  • You will have the chance to work with very senior partners in the business on high profile Facilities activities.
  • You will have the opportunity to build positive relationships directly with internal teams across the whole organisation as well as a network of external expertise.
  • You will be able to influence the workplace design and see it come to life within the company
What to expect:
We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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