Health and Safety & Facilities – Assistant Manager

 Location: Colchester                       

Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 dependent on experience 

Full-time 35 hours per week 

Job ref: E278 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health & Safety and Facilities – Assistant Manager to work in our well-established regional charity which provides a range of services to people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC)  and their families.

As Health and Safety & Facilities Assistant Manager you would be responsible for overseeing all aspects of facilities management & health and safety across the Organisation, ensuring that Autism Anglia adopt and maintain a proactive approach in compliance with current legislation. You will also promote a culture of safe working practices and ensure quality outcomes from all FM works. Your main duties will include:

  • Assist in the development of a strategic facilities management function and planned preventative maintenance (PPM) schedule
  • Ensure the ongoing management of reactive works throughout the Organisation
  • Manage all FM works to ensure quality outcomes, value for money and retention of work records, including compliance certification
  • Ensure that Autism Anglia complies with all statutory duties and relevant best practice standards
  • Support the implementation of a positive safety culture throughout the Organisation
  • Ensure that Autism Anglia’s Health and Safety Policies and procedures are implemented consistently across the Organisation 


The ideal candidate will be confident in their own judgement and have the ability to anticipate challenges and identify proactive solutions. 

  • Hold (or be working towards) a relevant professional qualification in Facilities Management or Health and Safety, e.g. BIFM/IWFM Certificate/Diploma, NEBOSH National General Certificate, NCRQ Certificate
  • Have professional knowledge of effective Facilities Management systems and processes
  • Have professional knowledge of effective health and safety management strategies and best practice
  • Previous experience in a similar role focused upon Facilities Management or Health and Safety
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience of auditing and redesigning a Facilities Management function 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving licence. 


  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days after 5 years) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 913785.

If no response is received within 3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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