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Security Manager/Facilities Contract Manager

We have a new opportunity to join us at the Wellcome Genome Campus in the role of Facilities Contract Manager on a part time basis working 21 hours per week.  


About the role:

As Facilities Contract Manager, you will provide first class leadership and management of the outsourced security services and in house grounds services at the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Responsibility includes delivering all commercial, financial, performance and quality management aspects of the Manned Guarding, Security Systems, Reception Services, Postal Services, Grounds Maintenance Pest Control.

About us:

Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, the Wellcome Genome Campus undertake genome and biodata research. We provide bioinformatics resources for the global scientific community and we deliver vital training in genomics and biodata to scientists and clinicians. We are at the interface of research and industry, translating science into tangible societal benefits.

The Campus is home to two leading institutes as well as innovative genomics and biodata companies, scientific facilities, and a state of the art conference centre.

Essential Skills

  • Subject matter expert in all aspects of Campus security
  • Significant experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the procurement and delivery of outsourced security services.
  • Able to manage a varied portfolio of work, tight programmes, adapt to changing circumstances and prioritise work/resources.
  • Strong appreciation of the importance of H&S, together with relevant training
  • The post holder will when the need arises have to work unsociable or non-flexible hours.
  • Demonstrable experience in relation to statutory compliance and risk management.
  • First-rate people management and contractor relationship skills.
  • Self-motivated
  • Adept at managing complex stakeholder relationships, with a diplomatic and collaborative approach, natural interpersonal skills and the ability to influence at all levels.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across functional boundaries, where flexibility and a ‘can do’ approach to teamwork is essential.
  • Proven experience of budget management, cost control, contract management and report writing, ideally gained within a value for money environment.
  • A logical problem solver with good judgement and decision making capability. Able to remain level-headed under pressure.
  • Genuinely passionate about and familiar with a customer-driven approach to the delivery of services, with a rigorous approach to standards of internal customer service and continuous improvement.
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office


Ideal Skills

  • Experience ideally gained within an environment of science and occupied spaces
  • Permit to Work, Risk Assessment and Method Statements drafting and review experience


Other information

Closing date: 8th March, 2020

About Us

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth. 

Our campus
Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, The Sanger Institute is located on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. Home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.

Our benefits:
There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Genome Wellcome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:

  • 25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
  • Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution 
  • Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
  • Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children and Summer holiday club
  • Life Assurance Cover and a Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract of 12 months or more)
  • Enhanced maternity leave and parental leave
  • Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (after 6 months service)
  • Eyecare and Dental payment plans
  • Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site

Being part of the Genome Wellcome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:

  • Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
  • A car-share initiative
  • Free parking
  • A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
  • A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.