Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager



Downing is expanding again and seeks an experienced Facilities Manager to assist us to manage existing and pipeline portfolios across the UK.

Reporting to the Head of Property Management, the successful applicant will be based at our Liverpool Head Office, managing a portfolio of properties across a number of UK sites, including PBSA and Commercial and Residential properties. You will manage operational budgets of up to £1.5million per property with hands on support from our Operations team and an FM Assistant.

We currently manage £0.75 bn+ of PBSA residential and commercial schemes, with a development pipeline of £1.5bn for the next 5 years, including £0.5bn at Square Gardens, Manchester opening this year, which compromises 1,800 BTR, co-living beds plus commercial space. A game changer for Manchester.

Downing has a national profile, built over 30+ years of developing and managing high quality accommodation. We were recently named “Operator of the Year” at the Property Week, Student Accommodation Awards.

Join us in our exciting expansion, relocating to our new Grade A offices, in the centre of Liverpool’s Business District!

Key Requirements:

  • Experienced in a total Facilities Management role
  • Qualified to MIWFM (or similar professional standard) is preferred but not essential
  • Strong customer focus / service delivery
  • Commitment to occasional domestic travel and overnight stays


Key Responsibilities:

  • Health & Safety compliance
  • Reactive & planned maintenance
  • Contract management of 3rd party, hard & soft service providers
  • Close and effective communication with site-based operational colleagues
  • Budget setting, management, forecasting and reports



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Gym Access
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Group income protection
  • Pension contribution

The benefits

Modern on-site


Group income


25 days holiday

+ bank holidays

Life assurance


Mental health


Company pension


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Our people are our success and there has never been a more exciting time to join Downing as it enters the most significant expansion for three decades.

Our team is united in a mutual respect and a desire to move the business forward. Here you’ll find all our latest job vacancies. If you’re excited by opportunity and want to be valued for your contribution, take a look at what we currently have available.

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