Area Manager - Tiverton

Boden Group provide general facilities maintenance and construction project work to the commercial sector as well as facilities maintenance services for the Ministry of Defence at multiple sites in the South West.

The Area Manager role will cover four MoD sites and several satellite sites, the management of operational staff as well as commercial activities across the designated area. The role will report to the Regional Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the outputs for the core contract services and additional works are delivered in line with plan and using the appropriate inputs
  • Direct management responsibility for operational activities on defined MOD sites and commercial contracts within their area
  • Implementing and delivering on continuous improvement initiatives and reduction of sub-contract spend and increased self-delivery
  • Responsible for managing all people related developments and issues arising within the area
  • Ensuring site-based and commercial activities within the area are being operated in line with heath and safety legislation, method statements and risk assessments
  • Reporting to the Regional Manager on site performance versus KPIs and implementing any necessary corrective action

Technical Experience and Qualifications:


  • Minimum Level 5 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


  • Completed or willing to work towards a lean management qualification
  • Previous experience of working in a MoD environment

Skills Profile:

  • 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

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