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Facilities Manager

The Jockey Club
Newmarket Racecourse
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job title: Facilities Manager

Based at: Newmarket Racecourse

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Facilities Manager to join our Newmarket Operations team, playing a crucial role in managing, maintaining, and enhancing the operation of all buildings, facilities and systems (permanent and temporary) across Newmarket with a focus on Hard FM services.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions and live events nationwide including The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival & The Derby. Owning & operating 15 course’s, millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment on raceday’s and beyond.

As the largest commercial group in British racing, we are guided by our mission to act for the long term good of the sport. Every penny we make goes back into racing to promote excellence within Britain’s second biggest spectator sport. Our people are what makes this possible

At The Jockey Club people are at the heart of what we do and drive our success. We are inclusive and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. Diverse, collaborative teams are pivotal to our success and support the potential and growth of all our people.

The Facilities Manager will

• Ensure all Health & Safety requirements, SAG and legislation, and the safe working and skills development of the Facilities Department.

• Initiate and lead the preparation of Asset Registers for all sites in the region.

• Lead the Region on the FM contract with the main Group contractor ensuring activities are accurate, compliant,completed efficiently and cost effectively whilst achieving compliance for SAG.

• Review current levels of skills and resources for the successful maintenance of the site.

• Utilise & build on current activities to deliver planned maintenance programmes to deliver agreed standards reviewing current skills & resources to deliver successful maintenance.

• Establish a five-year programme of works with approximate estimated costs covering work required to replace plant and building fabric as operating life expires.

• Alongside wider Operations team review existing Health, safety & environmental activities ensuring each racecourse has sufficient procedures to cover all areas of risk.

• Drive energy efficiency & sustainability opportunities to reduce energy consumption on light, power & heat and recycling.

• Assist with capital projects by advising on maintenance issues to optimise project success and minimize future life cycle costs.

• Monitor the performance of external contractors against agreed KPI’s and ensure all works tests and inspections are carried out on time and to a satisfactory standard.

• Coordinate maintenance/refurbishment work with operational requirements & the need to safely accommodate large numbers of the public. Prepare all buildings & public areas for all racedays & events.

• Lead the local Facilities team ensuring activities are co-ordinated and drive cost effectiveness.

About you

• Experienced Facilities Management professional with a Hard FM/M&E background

• Financially savvy with budget management experience

• Health & Safety focused approach with a passion for driving compliance (NEBOSH qualification)

• Comfortable overseeing sub-contractors and supply chain within a complex multi- f aceted operation.

• Expert in building management systems

• Confident leader capable of leading a team and completing high value projects from planning to delivery.

• Effective communicator capable of building relationships and influencing a wide range of stakeholders.

What we offer in return

• All colleagues can go along to any of our race day or music events free of charge - along with 3 friends or family with our TeamPass Ticket scheme.

• An award-winning pension scheme provider with a generous employer contribution

• A healthcare cash back plan enabling you to claim money back on health & wellbeing services.

• 25 days annual leave

• Access to a suite of Learning & Development training resources from renowned providers

• A whole host of other benefits including free eyecare vouchers, a ride to work cycle scheme & discounts across varying retailers & services.

If you think you have everything we’re looking for and more, then we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hang around, our closing date for this vacancy is 17 th June but we reserve the right to bring this forward if we have many applications.


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