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Facilities Manager - RCA Estates

Date advertised

10 June 2024

Closing date

16 June 2024




RCA Estates

Required hours

Full Time


All three sites, London, United Kingdom


£46,978 - £50,974 per annum

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current staff of the RCA

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world‘s number one art and design university for a remarkable ten consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.

Estates Services is seeking a dedicated Facilities Manager to join our dynamic Estates Directorate team. As part of the RCA Estates – Estate Management team, you will play a crucial role in supporting the college's operations, events, and activities across our campuses.

Position Overview: As the Facilities Manager, you will serve as the senior Duty Manager on site, ensuring the safety, security, and productivity of our campus environment for students, staff, and visitors. You will oversee our in-house services, manage the Campus Supervisors team, and act as a point of contact and escalation for incidents on site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assume overall responsibility for the safety and security of all individuals on the allocated campus buildings during duty hours.
  • Act as the senior Duty Manager on site, overseeing in-house services and ensuring compliance with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain appropriate site records to support regular inspections and internal audits.
  • Drive a zero-tolerance safety culture within the team and with all suppliers.
  • Manage and lead the team of Campus Supervisors, serving as the focal point for liaison with other aspects of RCA Estates services on campus.
  • Act as a point of contact and escalation for incidents on site, liaising with the College’s IFM Contractor and suppliers to maintain safety and address any issues promptly.


  • HND / HNC in a Facilities Management related discipline, or IWFM Level 4 / CIPFA / NEBOSH National General Certificate.
  • First Aid qualification.
  • Proven experience in facilities management or a similar role.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work in a prestigious institution with a vibrant and diverse community.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.

If you are passionate about creating a safe, secure, and productive campus environment and possess the skills and qualifications required for this role, we would love to hear from you!

See Information Pack for more details.


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We recognise the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings and how this  strengthens our research and enhances our teaching. In order for RCA to remain a world-leading institution we are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles throughout all of our processes, from application through to appointment.

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