Area Facilities Manager North

Discipline: Internal
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £31,357.76
Contact name: Lee Franklin

Job ref: 177243

GLL is looking for an Area Facilities Manager to work and be based within the North Partnership ( Except Manchester)


If you have the skills and ambition to join us as an Area Facilities Manager, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a job, it's a career.


  • As an Area Facilities Manager your role is to provide support to premises managers across the region in terms of PPM, LCM, R&M, contractor management, H&S, project delivery and CAFM systems.

  • As an Area Facilities Manager You’ll ensure buildings are safe and compliant through regular servicing of plant & equipment and by having a responsive reactive maintenance regime.

  • Providing excellent customer service will be key as you’ll visit facilities to talk to senior staff about compliance and hold meetings with other facility management colleagues, contractors and clients.

  • As an Area Facilities Manager You’ll be highly organised as you prioritise R&M jobs for the day and allocate work streams to colleagues, this can be challenging due to the frequency of breakdowns to plant and equipment in buildings which are open all year round.

  • As an Area Facilities Manager You’ll be a natural problem-solver with technical as well as strategic-thinking abilities and have an excellent understanding of how to manage a diverse range of facilities, each with their own unique challenges including complex equipment, mechanics, electrics and hazardous materials.

  • Time management and prioritising will be key with such a wide geographical area to cover.


  • It goes without saying that you’ll need excellent communication skills as you’ll be speaking to people at all levels from senior GLL colleagues to contractors, maintenance people and our clients.

For further information regarding the role please email Lee Franklin or Elaine Anderson


What you need:

  • Previous maintenance and pool plant experience
  • Pool plant operators certificate (desirable)
  • Technical qualifications e.g.; building, plumbing, electrical, decoration
  • Driving is essential, you must have your own car and be able to drive
  • Must be able to work a varied shift pattern including weekends and evenings
  • Must to able to travel to other destinations outside of your current home base

As a leader within the leisure industry we can also offer scope to progress your career, and job variety like nowhere else.


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees

  • A salary of £31,357.76 up to £40,752.88 per annum

  • A Values driven organisation

  • Learning & development to support career development

  • Good Pension schemes

  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

  • A full time permanent position

  • Industry leading rates of pay

  • opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events

  • Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal

  • Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria

  • Health assurance

  • Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.

  • Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

  • 25% off Red Letter Days

  • 25% off Buy A Gift

  • 20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products

  • Ride to work scheme

  • Free eye tests and discounted glasses

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.


Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.


One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.

We offer two different types of work arrangements:

  • A permanent employment contract - part time and full time
  • A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool

If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you.

So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.

Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Gold Award employer.

However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.

We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.