Penzance Council employs a range of staff including the Town Clerk, the Leisure and Amenities Team, including gardeners, and the Support Services team who look after finance, administration, and communications activities and the team at The Penlee House Museum & Gallery.

Together the team, led by the Town Clerk, are responsible for implementing the decisions made by Council to support and enhance the community by delivering our strategic aims.

The team is based in the Penlee Centre in the grounds of the beautiful Penlee Park.

The Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to developing its team through ongoing training and development.

Benefits of working for Penzance Council include a competitive salary, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, free parking and well-equipped modern offices.

Please note, application forms must be completed for all positions – we do not accept Curriculum Vitaes.

Facilities Officer

Penzance Council currently has an opportunity for a Full-Time Facilities Officer to join the Leisure and Amenities Team.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role and have a wide and varied number of skills in the areas of buildings / facilities maintenance, contracts management, project management and problem solving. It is important to have a positive, can-do attitude with a desire to make improvements to service delivery wherever possible. Duties will include:

  • Management of a team of two maintenance / ops staff, ensuring that work is carried out safely and in line with best practice.
  • Monitoring and identification of training and development needs.
  • Completion of some of the maintenance workload.
  • Completion and review of Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and other standard operational documentation.
  • Investigation of incidents and designing solutions to resolve them.
  • Recording, management and completion of planned and reactive maintenance.
  • Contributing to annual maintenance plan and future improvement plans and ensuring that all elements are completed in line with the scheduled timeframes.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all building and facilities statutory compliance items are completed, as required.
  • Site meeting and liaison with contractors, designing specifications for works and obtaining quotations .
  • Management of contractors carrying out maintenance works to ensure that work is completed in line with specifications.
  • To be an out of hours point of contact on an occasional basis for contractors operating outside the business hours of Penzance Council.
  • Familiarisation with installations, buildings and systems installed within them to ensure proactive maintenance programmes are carried out.
  • Some evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.

If you are a flexible, forward thinking team player who likes to take a hands on approach to facilities management, we would very much like to hear from you.

Completed application forms should be sent in an envelope marked Facilities Officer appointment to: Penzance Council, Penlee Centre, Penlee Park, Penzance, TR18 4HE or via email to; to be received no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 19th August. Application is by completed form only; CVs cannot be accepted.

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