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Facilities Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £34,000
  • Thistle Centre of Wellbeing, 13 Queen’s Walk, Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th January 2020

  • Advertised from 6th December 2019
  • Salary dependent on experience. 39 hours per week.


We have a vacancy for a Facilities Manager, based in our award winning building in Edinburgh.

Thistle Foundation works alongside people to help them achieve their full potential, and our Facilities Team and buildings are essential supports to create an inclusive welcome and support our many ambitious projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives at Thistle Foundation where no two days are the same. You will provide coaching style management to the Facilities Team and be responsible for areas such as:

  • Oversee maintenance for Thistle buildings and grounds;
  • Manage Health & Safety for all Thistle buildings and land, in conjunction with an external consultant;
  • Contract management and procurement and support overall corporate compliance;
  • Advise senior leadership team on building strategy and deliver building income generation strategy;
  • Manage our Community Hub spaces, helping create a safe and supportive environment for everyone;
  • Other duties, as appropriate to the role.

This role is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic team player, who has a willingness to learn and to support the Thistle team as well as everyone who uses our buildings.

Please see the job description for more details.

In return we can offer you the following:

  • A highly attractive work environment in our brand new, award winning offices.
  • Structured support and supervision from your line manager and a supportive team of
  • colleagues.
  • A structured development programme including ongoing development with our internal leadership development programme.

Some of our other staff benefits include…

  • a contributory pension
  • a non-contributory death in service benefit scheme
  • The “Refer a Friend Scheme” which pays £150 for every successfully recruited person that a staff member recommends.
  • Free access to the Thistle Gym.
  • FREE membership* of the HSF Health Plan which gives, amongst other things,
    • money back for everyday healthcare costs,
    • a GP advice line,
    • shopping discounts.

*This membership can be extended to cover immediate family members after completion of a satisfactory probationary period.

Application notes

Closing date: Sunday 5th January.

Interview dates: January 2020

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure check, which will be paid for by Thistle.

Please apply online at

Please note that CVs will not be accepted as an Application.

For an informal chat about this vacancy please contact Nicola Park, Director of Resources on 07760 174391

Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer.