Property management

Facilities manager

Facilities managers oversee the operation and maintenance of building systems and services.

Annual Salary

£26,000 to £60,000

Average UK salary in 2018 was £29,588 (source Office for Statistics)

Working hours

35 to 40

Future employment

There will be 3% more Facilities manager jobs in 2024.
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What's it all about?

Your day-to-day activities may include:

  • managing refurbishment, renovations and office moves
  • managing maintenance
  • making sure the building meets health and safety standards
  • advising on energy efficiency
  • managing cleaning, waste disposal, catering, parking and security
  • managing budgets and accounts
  • negotiating with contractors and suppliers
  • managing office systems like IT and equipment

You may work for a facilities management company contracted to a number of organisations. In small companies, facilities management may be part of a general management role.

There are no set requirements, but you'll usually need a qualification in facilities management and management experience. Qualifications in subjects like business studies or surveying could also help you find work.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

You may need a health and safety qualification.

£26,000 to £60,000

Starter salary: £26,000

Experienced salary: £45,000

These figures are a guide.

35 to 40

You'll work around 40 hours a week, usually 9am to 5pm. You may need to do extra hours to deal with emergencies.

You'll be based in an office but you may need to travel if you work for a large, multi-site company.

Membership of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) could benefit your career development.

With experience you may be able to progress to senior or regional manager roles.

Skills required and how your skills match up

What skills are required?

You'll need:

  • management and budgeting skills
  • customer and client management skills
  • excellent communication skills
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