Facilities Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join Cooke & Arkwright, the largest independent firm of Chartered Surveyors in Wales. We are looking to employ a Facilities Manager within the Commercial Management Department based in our Cardiff office. The successful candidate will undertake the facilities management of a mixed commercial portfolio including office, retail parks and industrial properties across South and West Wales. You will work as part of a small team but will have sufficient experience to work on your own initiative where appropriate.

Responsibilities will include:-


  • Undertaking routine inspections of properties and sites.
  • Tenant liaison keeping professional lines of communication;
  • Tendering, Arranging and supervising planned and reactive maintenance and repairs;
  • Tendering service contracts and overseeing the contractor’s performance;
  • Ensuring statutory compliance in areas such as asbestos, lifts, electrics, water, hygiene, etc appointing specialist consultants wher required;
  • Appointing consultants to undertake general and fire risk assessments and implementing the required actions;
  • Accurate record keeping;
  • Service charge administration, financial control and budgeting;
  • Assisting with the collection of rent and/or service charge arrears;
  • Reporting to line manager (Surveyor/Director);


Required Skills:-

  • Candidates should have facilities management related experience although RICS qualification is not essential;
  • A working knowledge of relevant commercial property Health and Safety requirements is also essential.  A Health and Safety training/qualification would be an advantage; 
  • The successful candidate should have good organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to prioritise a busy workload;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of Software (Word, Excel & Outlook);
  • Capable of working as part of a team with a flexible can do attitude;


This is a full time permanent position based on 37½ hours per week Monday to Friday.  Work location will vary between a mix of onsite, office base and flexibility with home working.


Salary and package will be commensurate with experience.


To apply please forward your CV and current salary details to vacancies@coark.com.   Enquiries about this role are welcome, on a confidential basis, to Philip Angell, Director, on 02920 346379 or philip.angell@coark.com.


Further information about the Company can be found at www.coark.com.

Cooke & Arkwright are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Barclays have a long standing relationship with Cooke & Arkwright who continue to provide us with first class service and advice.

Steve Thomas, Director Real Estate Team, Barclays, South West and Wales