Job details

Facilities Manager

Job reference: 000589

Location: Romsey

Closing date: 30/04/2021

Department: Site Facilities

At Roke

Our purpose is to improve the world through innovation. Our partners, worldwide, in Defence, Government and Industry trust Roke to solve their most technically challenging mission-critical problems. We give our employees the time, trust and freedom to succeed each and every day. 

Reporting to the Head of Facilities and working within a small and fast paced team, this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced FM to help us shape our Facilities strategy to achieve ambitious growth plans. 

Roke HQ is based in Romsey, Hampshire, but operates across a number of sites containing a diverse range of office and specialist facilities.  This role will be Romsey based, but with an expectation to travel to and provide FM support to the other locations/facilities.

Key Objectives
You will take responsibility for the day to day running of the sites focussing on contractor management, oversight of small projects including renovations and repairs, vehicle fleet management and many other aspects of Facilities Management.  

With proven experience in FM you will work with the team to heighten the professionalism of the department through development and improvement of existing processes and introduction of new ways of working. With excellent communication skills you will interact with others at all levels of the business. 

Monitoring and managing our on-site contractors through regular management meetings including measurement of KPI and adherence to SLAs will be a key role as well as regular review of H&S risk assessments and working with the team on provision of environmental and energy information.

Skills required

  • Experience in all areas of Facilities Management, to include hard and soft FM
  • Good range of communication skills, from directing staff through to liaising with other managers.
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise and organise the workload
  • Strong team player
  • Customer focussed
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety, risk assessments etc
  • Experience with MS office and CAFM systems

Desirable attributes: 

  • Understanding and experience of managing department budgets
  • Project Management experience
  • Contractor Performance Management
  • Basic H&S qualification
  • Knowledge of energy management and environmental issues

Why You Should Join Us

We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment. 

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse workforce and those with additional needs


Due to the nature of this position, we require you to either hold or be eligible to achieve SC or DV clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV.