Senior Facilities Managers – There is a constant shortage of good senior FM professionals with tertiary electrical or mechanical engineering qualifications.
Facilities Managers (hospitals) – There is an ongoing need in both the private and public sectors for trade or technically qualified candidates with at least five years healthcare sector experience.
Facilities Managers (commercial buildings) – We have seen steady demand for these professionals yet there is a shortage of skilled and experienced FM candidates with property management agency experience.
Facilities Managers (education) – We are also seeing high demand for Facilities Managers with experience in education facilities.
Facilities Managers (retail) – Retailers and property owners are increasing their property portfolio and this has led to an increasing demand for Facilities Managers with retail experience.
Facilities Projects Managers – Facilities management service providers are increasingly looking to deliver projects as part of the wider facilities management contract. As a result, Facilities Projects Managers are needed.
Facilities Officers – Demand is steady for Facilities Officers with public sector experience. These skills are sought for both temporary and permanent positions.
Soft Services (Security / Cleaning Managers) – There is a frequent need for soft services candidates, yet again there is a lack of available and experienced candidates.
Operations Managers – There have been a number of cleaning tenders won recently, which has created a need for contractors to recruit Operations Managers to run them. We are also seeing demand for Retail Operations Managers as more retail centres are redeveloped, ownership changes hands and candidates move.
Data Centre Managers – New centres are being built and require Data Centre Managers.
Estimator Bid Managers – With a number of contracts coming up for renewal, including Government contracts, many facilities service providers have been recruiting teams to run their bids. This is also creating a need for Tender Managers.
Relocation Project Managers – A number of corporate relocations have driven the demand for Relocation Project Managers.
Technical Facilities Managers – The ability of facilities management service providers to deliver technical services to their clients has created sustained need for these candidates.
A number of vacancies have been created in response to staff turnover. In addition, a small number of contracts have come up for tender, and some corporates have gone through major office relocations, which have also added to vacancies for proven facilities management professionals.
When recruiting, many employers prefer temporary assignments. Such assignments are used to cover workload peaks as well as trial a candidate before offering them a permanent role.