Area Manager - South

Boden Group is a successful local company with a strong focus on providing the highest level of facilities maintenance service to Ministry of Defence sites and a range of other customers across the South West. An opportunity has arisen for an Area Manager in the company’s South Region; to cover the encompassing several sites and operational staff within MOD areas 32 and 33 in Devon and Cornwall as well as commercial activities in the Region. The role will report to the Regional Manager.

Main Duties:

  • Direct management responsibility for planned and reactive maintenance up to a value of £6M per annum including; maintenance, budgets, KPIs, company procedures and Health and Safety legislation and compliance
  • Providing support to the Regional Manager on service delivery, performance management and business development
  • Focus on efficiency and continuous improvement to optimise operational performance. This will be achieved by increasing productivity and better use of resources, materials, time spent on activities and associated costs
  • Work in conjunction with Regional Manager and Operational Managers to reduce sub-contract spend and increase self-delivery through upskilling and effective succession planning
  • Seeking and following up on potential new opportunities for business expansion within the Region

Required Skills and Abilities:


  • Minimum Level 3 NVQ or equivalent work experience in a management and/or technical discipline
  • Previous management experience within a facilities management environment across multiple sites
  • Completed or willing to undertake IOSH Managing Safely and management development qualifications
  • Over 5 years’ Experience within similar position within the FM or similar sector


  • Previous knowledge and experience of MoD contracts or work with security environments
  • Completed or willing to work towards a lead management qualification

Key Skills:

  • Ability to manage, programme and monitor core activities and additional works against requirements, budget and ensuring KPIs are achieved
  • Ability to communicate work tasks and win the commitment of others to achieve high levels of operational performance
  • Ability to demonstrate strong commercial awareness by understanding strategic/operational needs of the business and key drivers
  • Can demonstrate track record of effectively managing and motivating individuals and teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to challenge and have awkward conversations
  • Competent with standard MS office applications, SharePoint and ERP management information systems
  • Experienced at analysing data, understanding the outcomes and transposing the information to make key business decisions
  • Sound decision making based on information available and ability to react to changing demands and prioritise activities according to available resources
  • Ability to manage expectations of all stakeholders 

Personal Qualities and Attributes:

  • Collaborative and honest
  • Open and respectful
  • Proactive and can demonstrate initiative
  • Accountable and able to take responsibility
  • Focused, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Good decision making and organisation skills

Expected Behaviours:

  • Represent the company/client in professional manner at all times whilst interacting with internal and external stakeholders
  • Keep clear and concise written records for use by others
  • Consistently produce work to a high standard
  • Drive company vehicles in accordance with company and legal guidelines at all times
  • Effective time management

To apply for this position, please send a cv and covering letter by 9.00 a.m. on Friday 16 October 2020 to:

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