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Ground Maintenance Managing Director - job post

HL Services
East Grinstead
£80,000 a year - Permanent

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East Grinstead

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Ground Maintenance Managing Director

Surrey / South East

Circa £80,000 pa plus benefits

Excellent opportunity for a senior Managing Director to join a Grounds Maintenance company that is enjoying a period of continued growth.

Ground Maintenance & Soft Services Company providing a wide range of services; Green Services Provider • Communal Cleaning • Disabled Living Adaptations • Arb Maintenance • Estate Management • Waste Management • Horticulture • Social Housing • Local Authority Contracts • Commercial Tenders • Winterisation • Fleet Management

The Managing Director will be responsible for driving and shaping the business as it enters a new period of expansion and new opportunities – with a desire to raise our profile further and enter higher calibre tenders and presentations.

Reporting to the CEO, the MD will deliver against agreed KPI’s, targets and objectives for the company and is responsible for building and maintaining a high performing management team.

Responsibilities include three direct reports (an Operational manager, a finance manager and a business support manager) with a total of 40 staff members overall.

You will have strong leadership attributes coupled with demonstrable management and people skills that have been used extensively in senior management roles in a soft services multi-site environment. Previous experience at an operational level is highly desirable.

The MD will be a relationship builder of the highest calibre, both with suppliers, customers and internal teams and will have proven negotiation, presentation and communication skills utilised to Board level. Excellent communication skills with a very high command of English, both written and spoken.

Key Responsibilities: • Provide effective leadership and direction for the management team and to oversee the day to day running of the business. • Responsible for creating and maintaining an effective team culture, including through periods of change and to build and maintain a strong team ethos. • Identify and prioritise bid opportunities with the CEO. • Be able to contribute to effective bid writing, resulting in successful business. • Ensure the Company’s financial and service delivery goals are met through effective planning, organisation and use of key resources. • Monitor and adhere to compliance and associated practices to ensure legislation is followed in a fit and safe manner. • Accountable for all aspects of the business operational performance, service management, productivity and people related measures. • To deliver a programme of ongoing process efficiency and productivity. • To set and monitor objectives and performance targets for the team. • Manage P & L, budgets and report to the owners on a monthly basis. • Develop and monitor key business metrics to ensure targets are met. • Provide leadership and vision to the organisation by assisting the Board and staff with the development of short and long term plans. • Recruitment of staff as required and identification of staff development training. • Annual appraisals for staff using SMART objectives. • Review and update company policy documentation. Job Specification of the Managing Director

Essential Skills

1. A minimum of five years experience in a similar role.

2. Working knowledge of either Grounds Maintenance, Commercial Cleaning or Building Trades.

3. A minimum of five years proven success in managing high performing teams.

4. Previous experience in an operations led environment.

5. Working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and HR legislation.

6. Excellent and proven interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.

7. Experience in contributing towards successful bid writing.

8. Strong problem solving skills together with reasoned decision making.

9. Excellent leadership and people management skills.

10. Experience in keeping the team focussed and accountable day to day.

11. Ability to work productively and effectively and have the initiative and drive to perform under tight timescales and pressure.

12. Have strategic vision capability and foresight to drive the company’s plans forward.

13. Ability to make accurate and appropriate decisions and be a quick learner.

14. Experience in quality management systems accredited with ISO 9001.

Desirable Skills

1. Educated to degree level.

2. Further management studies (e.g., Leadership and Management).

3. IOSH qualification.

4. Experience working within social housing sector.

5. Track record of overseeing small business growth.

We are a regional contractor providing a high-quality service to Registered Social Landlords and Local Authorities. There are three divisions within the group, and these are Grounds Maintenance, Communal Cleaning and Disabled Adaptations. Our main office and operational facility is located near East Grinstead on the Surrey/Sussex border. As one of the leading RSL service providers in the Southeast of England we believe our reputation has grown from our track record of always delivering on our promises and taking a genuine and sincere interest in resident satisfaction and wellbeing. We are proud to have our values and commitment to quality, safety, and the environment, recognised with our accreditations to CHAS, Constructionline, ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, Buy with Confidence and SIPS.

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