Head of Facilities Management

Job Title: Head of Facilities Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Calder
Salary: £50,000 - £52,000
Start Date: 2019-09-09 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3181/ND
Contact Name: Lucy Mellor
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 09, 2019 15:32

Job Description

HMP Addiewell are currently recruiting for a Head of Facilities Management.

You will be responsible for delivering a high quality professional Facility Management service in line with the PFI contract requirements. You must ensure that the needs of the Prison Director are met in ensuring that the Prison remains secure, effective and fit for purpose on a day to day basis and that contractual compliance is achieved.

We are looking for an experienced senior FM professional that is trained in Health and Safety to IOSH Level II standard and has extensive knowledge of Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work, Building and Electrical and Mechanical Regulations.

We have an effective prisoner peer support model, in which prisoners assist staff in the delivery of classes, programmes and activities becoming positive role models for others.HM Prison Addiewell is a high security prison, with a focus on enabling those in its care to change their life pathway. We have a strong and concerted focus on supporting prisoners to address their offending behaviour through delivery of programmes and working with a range of professionals including prison custody officers. We deliver relevant skills via training and employment and work with all areas of the wider community to ensure that prisoners have the best possible chance of leading positive lives following release. 

Addiewell opened in 2008 and has become an integral part of the Scottish Prison Service estate earning much praise for our innovation, use of technology, strong partnership working as well as our “can do” culture.

For more information on working in Justice within Sodexo please see Careers in Justice

Package description

£50,000 - £52,000 dependent on experience and qualifications, 23 days holiday, discretionary 10% bonus, £1,300 contribution to the Sodexo Flexible Benefits Scheme, Pension and Childcare Vouchers.

Main responsibilities
  • Effectively manage the quality and compliance of FM services across the Prison to interface with Department leads and to ensure all service standards are delivered or exceeded.
  • Manage Forward Maintenance program and Life Cycle ensuring business cases and project are completed.
  • Be the single point of contact with site level contact for the escalation of service failure
  • Provide direction and expertise to the FM team by promoting Sodexo strategies and best business practices in order to uphold the Company mission and values
  • Motivate and lead a high performing team to achieve their objectives and the Sodexo strategy

**Full job description below

Ideal candidate


  • Change management and performance management experience, a progressive, dynamic and flexible approach to delivery of FM Services including Life cycle and Catering and Stores
  • A proven track record of Customer Relationship and Financial Management.
  • An experienced senior FM professional that is trained in Health and Safety to IOSH Level II standard and has extensive knowledge of Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work, Building, Electrical and Mechanical Regulations
  • Ability to analyse and resolve problems, develop opportunities and implement innovate solutions/approaches
  • Able to demonstrate personal self-development and development of team
  • Demonstration of high performing  team work, implementing initiatives and working on own judgement and decisions
  • A working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Project                                           


  • Ideally technically qualified to HNC/ONC in a building/engineering subject, BIFM Level 4
  • Strong soft services experience especially with catering and Logistics.
  • Conversant with operating an Environmental Management System.
  • Experience of working in a secure environment
  • Good working knowledge of CAFM
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.